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2541. Hints of the Future . Andreesen and the thing
On his Twitter account Marc has been writing abut the thing and it gets lots of interesting responses, as if liberated from normal discourse. This is the stuff of memes, fads and revolutions .I’ve no idea where it goes but it has legs.. I is kind of like Guy DeBord’s “the society of the spectacle.” “If it’s in the spectacle it’s real.” Or think of it as the economy and its ethos that we live in. Calling it “the thing” allow objectification, to be able to feel we can step outside it. He says things like “I sense a pause in the thing. Buckle up.” For efficiency of language this is hard to beat. all the discussion of social and economical transformation has felt not up to the task. But ““We are between one thing and another.” Is really interesting.