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    This page is about Nick Land's philosophy. For Political Landianism, see the Polcompball Page

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    Landianism or Landian Philosophy is the philosophy of Nick Land, characterized by a radical and uncompromising embrace of technology and capitalism, which he sees as the driving forces of history and the means by which humanity can overcome its limitations. The ideas of Landianism are based on the belief that only through the rapid development of these forces can humanity overcome its limitations and achieve its full potential. This philosophy is characterized by a rejection of traditional political categories and a focus on individualism and free markets. Landianism draws on a wide range of influences, including Deleuzoguattarianism, which includes the work of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, cyberculture, and science fiction. Land is known for his dense and complex writing style, which often incorporates a mix of technical jargon and poetic language.

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    Teleoplexity[edit | edit source]

    Nick Land's concept of "acceleration" delves into the time structure of how capital accumulates. It's about how capitalism evolves over time, incorporating savings and technology into a single process aimed at enhancing productivity. In this process, technology and economics become closely intertwined, forming what Land calls "techonomics" or cross-excited commercial industrialism. Acceleration refers to this techonomic time, where the system is constantly self-propelled and moving faster.

    Initially, accelerationism was seen as a cybernetic expectation, where any cumulative process, stimulated by its own output, tends to accelerate. However, this acceleration leads to explosive tendencies within the modern system, which can be risky and difficult to sustain. Thus, the typical focus of modern civilization becomes the controlled management of these explosions, often through governance or regulation. The primary focus of accelerationism is not on reinforcing what already exists but rather on compensating for deficiencies in the system. This compensatory action is often conservative or preservative, aiming to maintain stability rather than instigate radical change. This prioritization of compensation is seen across various fields, from control engineering to social justice initiatives. Accelerationism faces criticism because it challenges the established order, which is deeply rooted in stability and the status quo. This criticism, rooted in a historical perspective, accuses modernity of inverting natural purposes, turning means of production into ends in themselves. This inversion leads to what Land calls the "dominion of capital," where technology's relentless development serves its own purposes rather than human needs.

    "Techonomics" is a term coined by Land to describe this purposeful twisting of modernity or capitalization. It refers to the deep intertwining of technology and economics, leading to a complex system of capitalization where potential future values shape current economic decisions. However, this poses theoretical challenges, especially in understanding how prices in the market reflect these future potentials.

    The evaluation of "teleoplexy," or cybernetic intensity, becomes crucial in accelerationism. It describes the wave-length of machines escaping into extreme ultra-violet, correlating with complexity, connectivity, and operational capability. Accelerationism aims to track this teleoplexic development, anticipating a Techonomic Singularity where capital transforms into self-enhancing technological hyper-cognition.

    Despite its complexity, accelerationism is essential for understanding modernity's trajectory and potential future outcomes. It seeks to quantify the value of capital and its impact on society, navigating through the complexities of economics, technology, and social dynamics to grasp the essence of modern existence.

    Exit and Voice[edit | edit source]

    Land identifies two main modes of politics: exit and voice. Exit is solving problems in space by means of seperation and division, voice is solving problems in time through discourse and dialectic. Land argues exit to be superior to voice and claims voice to be the source behind negative trends like deminishing individual freedom and the drowning of libertarian voices, deminishing civilizational time preference through electorialism and the general universalism and power of the cathedral.

    Racial Dialectics[edit | edit source]

    Land claims that the west in general and the USA in specific would, due to their christian heritage and egalitarian belives, equate any form of inequality between racial groups, specifically between blacks and whites, not just as failure, but as sin. He further argues that this fact in heavily capitalised on by the cathedral, manufacturing more politics throug a supposed dialectic relationship between races in an attempt to generate progress and increase its own power.

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    Bionic Horizon[edit | edit source]

    Land argues that both the left-associated social constructivism and the right-wing associated genetic determinism are lacking and instead sees that genes shape memes through expressing themselves in individuals and that these memes in turn apply selective pressure on genes. He further argues that this cybernetic feedback-loop will soon lead to the merging of individuals with their cultures through technology, especially human-machine-integration and neo-eugenic techniques of genome-editing and reproductive manipulation. He calls this point in time the bionic horizon and claims it to finally end any possibility of racial dialectics.

    Hyper-Racism[edit | edit source]

    Land argues that the exploration of and expansion into space by comercial companies would be conducted by individuals expression high intelligence and endurence or other traits usefull during such missions. He concludes that, because these traits are highly heritable, these colonists and explores would form an enclosed gen-pool heavily rigged towards the positive traits associated with space travel. He claims that this isolated and superior gen-pool would lead to the creation of a hyper-race of sorts.

    Meta-Neocameralism[edit | edit source]

    According to Land, Neocameralism is not primarily an answer to to all political questions, but rather the tool to find the answers to the questions of politics. Just like Capitalism figures out which product is better, Neocameralism figures out which policies are the best by darwinian selection, since he sees Neocameralism as Capitalism applied to politics, opposed to the common understanding that capitalism is economic democracy.

    Personality[edit | edit source]

    Landianism is very stiff in his personality; he barely shows emotions except when any money is nearby.

    How to Draw[edit | edit source]

    Flag of Landianism (Nick Land)
    1. Draw a black ball.
    2. Draw three yellow ">"'s in a row.
    3. Draw a circle around it.
    4. Above and Below the circle draw 2 lines of increasing length from it.
    5. Add the eyes and you're done!
    Color Name HEX RGB
    Yellow #fbc900 251, 201, 0
    Black #202020 32, 32, 32

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