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So tldr on "supremacy" thing: yarvin backchannel-baited aaronson into overreacting to some aspirational overreach by a band of the awokened ones, thereby turning it into actual overreach. These people all deserve each other 🙄

If you don't know what this is about, be glad.
It's a horseshoe-theory vicious-cycle of hedgehog brains each essentializing the other, then conforming gleefully to those essentializations, and then pumping each other up from Level 1 to Level 20 victim-martyrs. It's the codependency mutual-construction loop from hell.
If you must know... scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=4450
Cue Quillette Journal of Quantum Computing
What drives both sides insane I think is that they need the other side to exist so they can exist, but at the same time must adopt a public posture dedicated to the other side ceasing to exist. The cognitive dissonance traps both into a Entangled Mutual Derangement Syndrome.
We should send all these people to LinkedIn where the can argue among entirely befuddled corporate hashtag kiddies
Hmm... maybe Entangled Mutual Derangement Syndrome can be used do some quantum computations. Culture war as computing paradigm.
When the right-left horseshoe invites you onto the dance floor
I'm not a centrist (that's basically #linkedin #ideology), but I am not about to factor out my opinions as (Woke + i*Alt-Right) quantum superposition as the horseshoeists want us all to. The Great Weirding is disorienting, but not THAT disorienting.
You know what I'd really like? Some woke computer scientist making a WokeOS designed to run on Borg cubes. That way we can demote this whole thing into a WokeOS vs. urbit programming religious war and ignore it. They can translate their differences into arguments about typing.
Oh shit. I just realized: deep learning revolution IS going to be WokeOS. It can only exist at sufficiently centralized scale of data, is rife with very real problems (inherited biases etc) to which woke concerns legitimately apply, and is going to be the preserve of Borgcorps
And it's going to happen in China first, complete with a neo-cyberneticist governing ideology and the sensory-actuatory apparatus of a muscular surveillance state
Near-future sci-fi idea for somebody with a masochistic deathwish: a band of blockchain-coordinated BronzeAge transhumanist types carrying urbit-powered personal computing packs in their exoskeletons taking on China-as-AGI with a cybernetic-machine-learning -panopticon presence
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Gonna see the star wars movie this afternoon, and it cracks me up that the coding of the signifiers in the latest trilogy is almost exactly backwards, makes the viewing campy as hell
Ann Leckie may have already written something like the book I'm thinking of :D
Ancillary Supremacy is basically the Fukuyama Last Man thesis. A big AI-type deep state staffed by daughters who kinda rule it. Like how in anthills the queen is actually the slave of the "daughters" in genetic terms.
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