But the social democratic welfare state has increasingly become a corporate-welfare state, in which the gains are privatised and the losses socialised. In other words, the state has become an extension of the corporation and is less and less a servant of the citizenry. We can see the progress of this model in how the so-called “troika” (consisting of the European Union, European Central Bank and the IMF) is now imposing slash-and-burn politics in Greece.
Occupy and open-source models illuminate a new possible reality, in which the democratic civic sphere, productive commons and a vibrant market can co-exist for mutual benefit:
- At the core of value creation are various commons, where innovations are open for all to share and to build upon;
-These commons are protected through non-profit civic associations, which empower that social production;
-Around the commons emerges a vibrant commons-oriented economy comprised of ethical companies, whose legal structures tie them to the values and goals of the commons communities, not to creating private profit.
Where these three circles intersect, citizens decide on the optimal shape of their provisioning systems.
This model can exist as a submodel within capitalism, and to some extent already does so in the present system, as the open-source software business ecology. It could also become, with some necessary hacks, the core logic of a new civilisation. Occupy has not just shown us prefigurative politics, but prefigurative economics as well.” —Michel Bauwens - ‘Occupy’ as a business model: The emerging open-source civilisation
“And here you are in the craziest of places, inside of an airconditioned trailer staring at a screen for hours, staring at the fucking desert, and they could not have picked…I mean Indian Springs Nevada looks more like Baghdad than any other place in all of America. Now was this done on purpose? Maybe. I don’t know. And you’re right there, right outside of Las Vegas. The city where you’re seeing a Pyramid and a Sphynx one minute, the eiffel tower the next, the New York skyline the next, the canals of Venice next. In casino form that is. I mean talk about a hometown. Where the fuck am I? And whats the culture there? Inside the trailer its about, ‘hmm what are the chances that I stumble across a combination of things that turn out to be valuable, a suspicious man, a truck with a tarp over the back, a tube for a rocket, boom, bingo, blackjack, jackpot. Now outside the trailer, down the street, in the casinos. Is it any different? Hmm, a machine that displays random numbers and every once in a while they make a meaningful pattern and requires that diligent operators spend thousand of hours looking for those patterns, Las Vegas is full of them! What are the chances of finding and killing an insurgent? Well, just about the same as winning a game of blackjack. It’s in the deck, you just have to wait for it.”
But actually, because of homuncular flexibility, any part of reality might just as well be a part of your body if you happen to hook up the software elements so that your brain can control it easily. Maybe if you wiggle your toes, the clouds in the sky will wiggle too. Then the clouds would start to feel like part of your body. All the items of experience become more fungible than in the physical world. And this leads to the revelatory experience.
The body and the rest of reality no longer have a prescribed boundary. So what are you at this point? You’re floating in there, as a center of experience. You notice you exist, because what else could be going on? I think of VR as a consciousness - noticing machine.” —Jaron Lanier - You Are Not A Gadget
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