the silicon valley elite’s interest in immortality is the same sad shit the rich and powerful have wasted immeasurable people and resources on for millennia
It strikes me that a fixation with immortality could only have ever arisen in a hypermasculinist world. It tacitly ignores the socially-situated, making-finite reproductive labor of the female body. It is also likely to be the scientific-neoliberal incarnation of masculinist religious dogma about immortality. At the same time, the scale, ambition and urgency of some of the projects being undertaken by some of these people might require that one allow oneself to feel grandiose sometimes, to motivate oneself to get out of bed and take on the day. It is too easy to demonize the rich and powerful simply on the basis that they are rich and powerful.
Another thought: some jellyfish are immortal. Deleuze said in ‘Nietzsche and Philosophy,’ “we still do not know what the body can do.”
"You revere me; but what if your reverence tumbles one day? Beware lest a statue slay you."
stephenclark said: The laws defining "homosexuality" in the way we understand it were, themselves, the result of British Victorian imperialism. "Gay identity" in the west was socially constructed through the coercive discourses of psychiatry. It's not "universal" and most cultures reject it. I think any assertion that we should use state violence to promote "gay identity" is absurd. If you want, just try to arrest the white American evangelicals who wrote the recent laws, I don't care. Don't punish the people.
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“I don’t want a future, I want a present. To me this appears of greater value. You have a future only when you have no present, and when you have a present, you forget to even think about the future.”
― Robert Walser, The Tanners”
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