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    Preamble
    We live life forwards, and make sense of it backwards. So the first thing to do is to find out where we are, and then find out how we got here. Our task is to understand the power of civilization and the civilization of power, the incipient physics envy that has plagued social policy for a very long time, and the role that various types of emergence have (or have not) played in the process over the years.
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    2018). If anythinganything, this is
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    be something left,left after all, and we
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    6th, mass extinction. extinction; it'll end "not with bang, but with a whimper" (T. S. Eliot).
    We will need a whole range of co-emerging factors to describe this, each of which has its own dynamics. The interaction between these factors is anything but straightforward - literally or figuratively. This is a first draft for a retrospective archeology of this multi-path emergence - not to try to detect trends that might yield their secrets, and provide predictable outcomes, but rather to unpack the archeology of continuing, emergent, parallel, reflexive, histories - for that is, fundamentally, what we have to manage. It's life in the Anthropocene Era, and we'd better get used to it.
    In no particular order, these co-emergent factors include the emergence of:
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Monday, May 21

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    Natural / artificial materials /pollution
    Discourses – the game you’re in – and you better be a player – e.g. N Korea – denuclearisation of K peninsula / evicting the USA/ Nato from its Korean 'unsinkable aircraft carrier'.
    ... of which theThe common factors in all this pivot on
    Social change is driven by shifts in the establishment and maintenance of influence and power. This has always been the case - since the time of our animal ancestors. New top dogs use what they have to hand - the affordances of their environment. When these change, different types of people / animals flourish, by using their unique abilities to reach down into the new capillaries of power (privacy, intimacy and 'objectivity'), and shift themselves into the driving seat/s of the global financial markets, and of the marketplaces of opinion. In Darwinian terms, new kids on the block establish themselves as fittest to adapt the new environments to their own particular ends.
    Affordances are the potential competencies and opportunities that arise, historically, from unique resonances across three fields of expression/use: genes, memes (social, commercial and bureaucratic practices), and temes (technically embedded and embodied practices) - in particular, in social networks and autonomous algorithms: i.e. AA, not AI. [See Susan Blackmore for her analysis of on genes, memes and temes, and our pandoran society]. The role of new affordances can be seen in many examples of shifts in power, in the new eras of, for instance: the British privateers [aka pirates]; the 250,000 man private army of the British East India Company; the slave traders; the 'big-man' industrialists; the nationalist demagogues/dictators; venture and vulture capitalists and, most recently, the geeks, the oligarchs, ISIS, and the new drivers of the ironically named freemium business model of surveillance capitalism, along with the global commodification of intimacy and privacy (Facebook, Google and Amazon, and their Chinese counterparts).
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    plagued social policy,policy for a very long time, and the
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    our own, agonisingly slow, 6th,
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    and provide predictability,predictable outcomes, but rather
    In no particular order, these co-emergent factors include the emergence of:
    Instinctual behavior, uses, resonance, affordances, signs, resolution – peer /crowd/mob /botz /institutionalized resolution.
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    Discourses – the game you’re in – and you better be a player – e.g. N Korea – denuclearisation of K peninsula / evicting the USA/ Nato from its Korean 'unsinkable aircraft carrier'.
    ... of which the common factors pivot on the changing balance between predictability and emergence, with industrialisation commandeering everything for most of the last 200 years or so. Our challenge is move on ... WIP]
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    markets, and of the marketplaces
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    not AI. [Susan[See Susan Blackmore has the detailfor her analysis of on genes, memes and temes]. See for example, thetemes, and our pandoran society]. The role of new affordances can be seen in many examples of shifts in powerpower, in the
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    now contribute - and therefore control - 25% of
    {Zuck 3.jpeg} Zuckerberg - who called his first clients "dumb fucks"for giving him all their personal data
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    in-your-face alpha-blonde-maned-[comb-over]-lions: i.e.e.g. Trump, an
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    Congress hearings abouton Facebook), or
    End Game for Modernity
    The biggest shift of them all is the end of modernism/modernity/physics envy.
    Many decades ago, the post-modernists had great fun pointing out that the modernists 'had no clothes on'. Latour has taken that debate a lot further over the years, particularly in his latest book, Facing Gaia. Bauman explores both the holocaust as the nadir of modernity, and modernity's latter day unravelling (in Liquid Love, etc). The shift from modernity to the Anthropocene Era (see Latour, above) will be protracted, and may never reach a clear-cut or even successful resolution, but it is fundamental to what we do, and whether we survive as a species.
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    of Nature’.
    The Delusion of Externalities
    Modernism is above all the delusion of an endlessly elastic domain of ‘externalities’ - the market, or ‘nature’, (or the Empire of your choice), which is: i) always going to be resilient enough to mop up all the detritus, junk and pollution extruded from our modernist projects; &/or, ii) not ‘our’, the first World’s, or the 1%’s, problem; &/or, iii) something that will be taken care of by a metaphysical 'externality', e.g. God’s divine plan (fill in a deity / sect of your choice here ...); &/or, iv) the next generation’s problem, which wont affect ‘our’ children, because we have set up adequate offshore trust-funds/dynasties to take care of that.
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    (May 2018). If anything this is worse than Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, or Bob Dylan's Hard rain's a gonna fall, because unlike the MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) of the cold war, it looks like there is going to be something left, and we will be fated to live through what could be our own, slow, 6th, mass extinction.
    We will need a whole range of co-emerging factors to describe this, each of which has its own dynamics. The interaction between these factors is anything but straightforward - literally or figuratively. So this is a first draft for a retrospective archeology of this multi-path emergence - not to try to detect trends that might yield their secrets, and provide predictability, but rather to unpack the archeology of continuing, emergent, parallel, reflexive, histories - for that is, fundamentally, what we have to manage. It's life in the Anthropocene Era, and we'd better get used to it.
    In no particular order, these co-emergent factors include the emergence of:
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Sunday, May 20

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    of power, the incipient physics envy that has plagued social policy, and the role that various types
    We are living in a global village which in one, continuously unfolding global time, with global connections through global contact numbers and social media addresses. And there are no externalities left. As President Macron said to the US Congress: "there is no planet B" (April 2018), or as David Attenborough said on BBC television: "you can no longer throw plastics away when you have finished using them - there is no away left anymore (May 2018).
    We will need a whole range of co-emerging factors to describe this, each of which has its own dynamics. The interaction between these factors is anything but straightforward - literally or figuratively. So this is a first draft for a retrospective archeology of this multi-path emergence - not to try to detect trends that might yield their secrets, and provide predictability, but rather to unpack the archeology of continuing, emergent, parallel, reflexive, histories - for that is, fundamentally, what we have to manage. It's life in the Anthropocene Era, and we'd better get used to it.
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    Natural / artificial materials /pollution
    Discourses – the game you’re in – and you better be a player – e.g. N Korea – denuclearisation of K peninsula / evicting the USA/ Nato from its Korean 'unsinkable aircraft carrier'.
    [of... of which the
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    years or so...so. Our challenge is move on ... WIP]
    Social change is driven by shifts in the establishment and maintenance of influence and power. This has always been the case - since the time of our animal ancestors. New top dogs use what they have to hand - the affordances of their environment. When these change, different types of people / animals flourish, by using their unique abilities to reach down into the new capillaries of power (privacy, intimacy and 'objectivity'), and shift themselves into the driving seat/s of the global financial markets, and the marketplaces of opinion. In Darwinian terms, new kids on the block establish themselves as fittest to adapt the new environments to their own particular ends.
    Affordances are the potential competencies and opportunities that arise, historically, from unique resonances across three fields of expression/use: genes, memes (social, commercial and bureaucratic practices), and temes (technically embedded and embodied practices) - in particular, in social networks and autonomous algorithms: i.e. AA, not AI. [Susan Blackmore has the detail on genes, memes and temes]. See for example, the shifts in power in the new eras of, for instance: the British privateers [aka pirates]; the 250,000 man private army of the British East India Company; the slave traders; the 'big-man' industrialists; the nationalist demagogues/dictators; venture and vulture capitalists and, most recently, the geeks, the oligarchs, ISIS, and the new drivers of the ironically named freemium business model of surveillance capitalism, along with the global commodification of intimacy and privacy (Facebook, Google and Amazon, and their Chinese counterparts).
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    got here. WeOur task is to understand the power of civilization and the civilization of power, and the role various types of emergence have (or have not) played in the process.
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    We will need a whole range of co-emerging factors to describe this, each of which has its own dynamics. The interaction between these factors is anything but straightforward - literally or figuratively. So this is a first draft for a retrospective archeology of this multi-path emergence - not to try to detect trends that might yield their secrets, and provide predictability, but rather to unpack the archeology of continuing, emergent, parallel, reflexive, histories - for that is, fundamentally, what we have to manage. It's life in the Anthropocene Era, and we'd better get used to it.
    In no particular order, these co-emergent factors include the emergence of:
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    Natural / artificial materials /pollution
    Discourses – the game you’re in – and you better be a player – e.g. N Korea – denuclearisation of K peninsula / evicting the USA/ Nato from its Korean 'unsinkable aircraft carrier'.
    [of which ...the common factors pivot on the changing balance between predictability and ... and ... are factors in common ...emergence, with industrialisation commandeering everything for most of the last 200 years or so... WIP]
    Social change is driven by shifts in the establishment and maintenance of influence and power. This has always been the case - since the time of our animal ancestors. New top dogs use what they have to hand - the affordances of their environment. When these change, different types of people / animals flourish, by using their unique abilities to reach down into the new capillaries of power (privacy, intimacy and 'objectivity'), and shift themselves into the driving seat/s of the global financial markets, and the marketplaces of opinion. In Darwinian terms, new kids on the block establish themselves as fittest to adapt the new environments to their own particular ends.
    Affordances are the potential competencies and opportunities that arise, historically, from unique resonances across three fields of expression/use: genes, memes (social, commercial and bureaucratic practices), and temes (technically embedded and embodied practices) - in particular, in social networks and autonomous algorithms: i.e. AA, not AI. [Susan Blackmore has the detail on genes, memes and temes]. See for example, the shifts in power in the new eras of, for instance: the British privateers [aka pirates]; the 250,000 man private army of the British East India Company; the slave traders; the 'big-man' industrialists; the nationalist demagogues/dictators; venture and vulture capitalists and, most recently, the geeks, the oligarchs, ISIS, and the new drivers of the ironically named freemium business model of surveillance capitalism, along with the global commodification of intimacy and privacy (Facebook, Google and Amazon, and their Chinese counterparts).
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    not to mention the rebranded Alpha-bet (surely no pun intended?), or just in-your-face alpha-blonde-maned-[comb-over]-lions: i.e. Trump, an ironic parody of a transexual glamour model, just like the bare-chested Putin, who is an ironic gay pinup (fusion is the new black). These shifts in power may cause confrontation, or they may just displace and marginalise the existing top dogs, until a point is reached where the establishment tries to retake the higher ground - (see the bumbling 2018 US Congress hearings about Facebook), or until a new consensus emerges.
    End Game for Modernity
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    end of modernism/modernity.modernism/modernity/physics envy.
    Many decades ago, the post-modernists had great fun pointing out that the modernists 'had no clothes on'. Latour has taken that debate a lot further over the years, particularly in his latest book, Facing Gaia. Bauman explores both the holocaust as the nadir of modernity, and modernity's latter day unravelling (in Liquid Love, etc). The shift from modernity to the Anthropocene Era (see Latour, above) will be protracted, and may never reach a clear-cut or even successful resolution, but it is fundamental to what we do, and whether we survive as a species.
    The end of science?
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Friday, May 18

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    In no particular order, these co-emergent factors include the emergence of:
    Instinctual behavior, uses, resonance, affordances, signs, resolution – peer /crowd/mob /botz /institutionalized resolution.
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    need satisfaction, ‘family’,family, community, nation/religious
    Social semiotics and abstraction … from synaesthesia to AA (autonomous algorithms)
    Modes of production of collaboration and/or power: communication, interaction, knowledge ... the capacity for effective action/ surveillance.
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    Affordances are the potential competencies and opportunities that arise, historically, from unique resonances across three fields of expression/use: genes, memes (social, commercial and bureaucratic practices), and temes (technically embedded and embodied practices) - in particular, in social networks and autonomous algorithms: i.e. AA, not AI. [Susan Blackmore has the detail on genes, memes and temes]. See for example, the shifts in power in the new eras of, for instance: the British privateers [aka pirates]; the 250,000 man private army of the British East India Company; the slave traders; the 'big-man' industrialists; the nationalist demagogues/dictators; venture and vulture capitalists and, most recently, the geeks, the oligarchs, ISIS, and the new drivers of the ironically named freemium business model of surveillance capitalism, along with the global commodification of intimacy and privacy (Facebook, Google and Amazon, and their Chinese counterparts).
    To put it simply, these are the new animals in emergent socio-economic zoos. Some of the billionaires make an effort to look pretty and/or innocuous: e.g. Zuckerberg - below, or Bill & Belinda Gates, who now contribute and control 25% of the budget of the World Health Organisation ...
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Thursday, May 17

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    away left anymore.anymore (May 2018).
    We need a whole range of co-emerging factors to describe this, each of which has its own dynamics. The interaction between these factors is anything but straightforward (literally or figuratively). So this is a first draft for a retrospective archeology of this multi-path emergence - not to try to detect trends that might yield their secrets, and provide predictability, but rather to unpack the archeology of emergent, parallel, reflexive, histories - for that is, fundamentally, what we have to manage. It's life in the Anthropocene Era, and we'd better get used to it.
    In no particular order, these co-emergent factors include the emergence of:
    Instinctual behavior, uses, resonance, affordances, signs, resolution – peer /crowd/mob /botz /institutionalized resolution.
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    Social semiotics and abstraction … from synaesthesia to AA (autonomous algorithms)
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    Commoditization starts well, and provides undreamed of freedom to trade, exchange ideas on science and technology, accumulate and deploy intellectual and financial capital, create 'egalitarian' nation states, regulate governance and the transfer of political power, and more recently to interact and communicate with anyone and any ideas on the planet – at ever diminishing cost - although there is now the ironic cost that we, the users, are becoming the commodity – courtesy of the algorithms of Big Data – the inversion of the once promised ‘explosion of freedom’ – see below).
    Like language, commoditization is a powerful force for expansion of the human horizon and human agency. But it is written in the increasingly abstract ‘languages’ of numbers and mathematics, computer code, and ‘AI’ (autonomous intelligence), as the metamorphosis of use value into exchange value takes place, and takes on a life of its own.
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    and addresses. We willThere are no externalities left, or as President Macron said to the US Congress and Senate: "there is no planet B", or as David Attenborough said on BBC television: you can no longer throw plastics away when you have finished using them - there is no away left anymore.
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    Affordances are the potential competencies and opportunities that arise, historically, from unique resonances across three fields of expression/use: genes, memes (social, commercial and bureaucratic practices), and temes (technically embedded and embodied practices) - in particular, in social networks and autonomous algorithms: i.e. AA, not AI. [Susan Blackmore has the detail on genes, memes and temes]. See for example, the shifts in power in the new eras of, for instance: the British privateers [aka pirates]; the 250,000 man private army of the British East India Company; the slave traders; the 'big-man' industrialists; the nationalist demagogues/dictators; venture and vulture capitalists and, most recently, the geeks, the oligarchs, ISIS, and the new drivers of the ironically named freemium business model of surveillance capitalism, with the global commodification of intimacy and privacy (Facebook, Google and Amazon, and their Chinese counterparts).
    To put it simply, these are new animals in emergent socio-economic zoos. Some of them make an effort to look pretty and/or innocuous: e.g. Zuckerberg - below,
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