The paradoxical structure of a cryptocurrency — one which seems decentralized, rhizomatic, anti-authoritarian yet is, in reality, the exact opposite — can be seen as antithetical to many of the botanical organisms which Deleuze and Guattari make an analogy to in their concept of the rhizome. The express power of these bizarre, seemingly rhizomatic (and yet somehow arborescent) structures comes as a result of their paradoxical nature. One requires more than a surface-level interrogation into them in order to understand their true nature as a threat to anti-authoritarianism as opposed to its ally.

We can see this phenomenon as the…


The technological ingenuity of the blockchain is a development that should not be underestimated. Using this ingenuity, cryptocurrencies provide an economic system that is untethered from a centralized banking ledger. The system’s primary genius comes from the large-scale communal recording and verification process of economic transactions (bitcoin mining). No trust is required in a central apparatus to verify trades. Even though the ledger system, which records who owns what, is decentralized and public, it requires zero faith that individual actors will not tamper with the ledger. The only way to alter this system outside of its intended structure (e.g., …


During the early stages of the pandemic, many leftists fell into a moral conundrum concerning lockdown procedures. When, in general, we would advise one to rebel against the state apparatus and not listen when it screams “stay in your home, do not go outside,” there was a fairly logical indication that to protect people’s lives, we should encourage the enforcement of public health procedures (done by the state and the police). While there were specific instances where the “advice” of the state apparatus was ignored (e.g., …


“Once men turned their thinking over to machines in the hope that this would set them free. But that only permitted other men with machines to enslave them.” — Frank Herbert, Dune

We live within a historical era that is literally defined by its abundance of information, and yet somehow, we lack an inability to believe in anything. This castration from meaning making manifests in a nausea; the effects of a stomach filled to the brim with nothingness, unable to take in anything authentic. But at least if meaning cannot be made, then the malaise of a dying world becomes…


“We set out from real, active men, and on the basis of their real lifeprocess, we demonstrate the development of the ideological reflexes and echoes of this life-process. The phantoms formed in the human brain are also. necessarily, sublimates of their material life-process. which is empirically verifiable and bound to material premises. Morality, religion, metaphysics, all the rest of ideology and their corresponding forms of consciousness, thus, no longer retain the semblance of independence. They have no history, no development; but men, developing their material production and their material intercourse, alter, along with this their real existence, their thinking and…


We set out from real, active men, and on the basis of their real lifeprocess, we demonstrate the development of the ideological reflexes and echoes of this life-process. The phantoms formed in the human brain are also. necessarily, sublimates of their material life-process. which is empirically verifiable and bound to material premises. Morality, religion, metaphysics, all the rest of ideology and their corresponding forms of consciousness, thus, no longer retain the semblance of independence. They have no history, no development; but men, developing their material production and their material intercourse, alter, along with this their real existence, their thinking and…


On January 6th, a group of Trump supporters stormed the D.C. Capitol building. It seems clear to everyone that they did this to protest the planned January 6th joint congress session to confirm Biden as president-elect. Beyond this, there are a few varying and contradictory accounts of what happened today:

Some have argued that the GOP, McConnell, and Pence have betrayed Donald Trump and thrown him under the bus. Now seeing him as a liability, establishment Republicans have cut Trump off. This schism has revealed that Trump has developed a large number of supporters who prefer him far more than…


Part 1: The Singularity Estimator

The completion of the singularity estimator was a day dedicated to celebrations. Kurt Mcatrick’s team of ingenious scientists, programmers, mathematicians, and engineers, who had been handpicked from across the nation, now had a new set of goals to accomplish. Kurt had called a toast; his team was exhausted, burnt out from the series of crunches corporate had required for the release of their cutting-edge, highly sophisticated artificial intelligence software. Its practical uses were innumerable, with the capacity to adapt to any large-scale pattern recognition tasks that a potential contractor required. Kurt had known the real conclusion of the singularity, of…

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