|Patrice Riemens on Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:23:44 +0200 (CEST)|
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|<nettime> Eduard de Jong: on digital neofeudalism|
-------- Original Message -------- Subject: versie voor NTT Date: 2018-03-28 21:11 From: Eduard Karel de Jong <firstname.lastname@example.org>Thought on reading https://www.eurozine.com/collective-responses-to-digital-neofeudalism/
It seems yet an other example of the effects of an exponential system. An exponential system requires exponentially more resources, both in material as in investment. It also needs to generate exponentially more revenues to acquire these resources. The world is finite, it can't accommodate an exponential system. The silicon tech adepts havealways looked at the technology as its limit to this exponential growth, the
"end of Moore's Law' meme. A limit exist also on the many resources being consumed and such a limit may pop up and slow down and eventually stop the growth. That's the way nature handles any exponential system. The 2008 crises has been a very nice bonus to the needs for capital as it has allowed to recirculate the exponentially increasing profits into the increasing need for investments without paying for it with the negative interest. The statements about the future of the internet in the nineties were more based on the human comprehension of a non-linear system, like a quadratic growth as per the network effect. In a quadratic growth model the internet could be free, indeed. For a while a quadratic or cubic polynomial model seems to work:it fits observed developments neatly.such is the nature of en exponential.
The underlying exponential model is faster though and at some point in time the old predictions no longer match. That change appears very sudden as at that point in time the speed of change is also way faster than expected, and the human mind scrambles to come up with yet another polynomial model to describe the expectations in the next round. Rinse and repeat... Also, in this exponential silicon chip system an exponentially reducing smaller number of human can be in control. And, since exponential systems are beyond human comprehension, though not as a mathematic concept, everyone is always too late to notice the havoc it has wrought... # distributed via <nettime>: no commercial use without permission # <nettime> is a moderated mailing list for net criticism, # collaborative text filtering and cultural politics of the nets # more info: http://mx.kein.org/mailman/listinfo/nettime-l # archive: http://www.nettime.org contact: email@example.com # @nettime_bot tweets mail w/ sender unless #ANON is in Subject: