And by a prudent flight and cunning save A life which valour could not, from the grave. A better buckler I can soon regain, But who can get another life again? Archilochus

Sunday, June 18, 2023

Freedom & the Society of Control

"Intelligence means choosing-between. It is not entirely free in so far as it is caught in between, which depends on the system in operation. Intelligence has no access to outside, because it makes a choice between options in the system. Therefor intelligence does not really exercise free choice: it can only select among the offerings the system affords. Intelligence follows the logic of the system. It is system- immanent. a given system defines given intelligence."
- Byung-Chul Han, "Psychopolitics and New Technology of Power"

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