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Accelerationist politics

Here's a fairly heavy theoretical piece. There authors aren't credited, but #Accelerate: the accelerationist reader ( published by www.urbanomic.com) includes it, and credits it to Alex Williams and Nick Srnicek.

https://syntheticedifice.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/accelerate.pdf

From a PPUK perspective, this is the interesting bit:

Patent wars and idea monopolisation are
contemporary phenomena that point to both capital’s need to move beyond competition, and
capital’s increasingly retrograde approach to technology. The properly accelerative gains of
neoliberalism have not led to less work or less stress. And rather than a world of space travel,
future shock, and revolutionary technological potential, we exist in a time where the only thing
which develops is marginally better consumer gadgetry. -from section 3.03

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