Nick Land is an illustrious philosopher and father of Acceleration. In the late 1990s he founded the radically experimental CCRU Cultural Cybernetics Research Unit while a professor at Warwick University, where he made discoveries and developed methods that would heavily influence Speculative Realism, Philosophy, and Cognitive Science, decades after the fact. His tech predictions made decades ago continue to come true. Land's underground influence can't be escaped, reverberating through many disciplines and in the arts
You make this work possible, join with membership here, early access, 1on1 consultations, contribute content, and join the inner circle: https://scottmannion.com/membership/
Get in touch in the comments or:
ALSO A PODCAST: APPLE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/scott-mannion/id1501966499
▬ Contents of this video ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
00:00:00 - Coming up: 'miracles of Hyperstition & coincidence'
00:01:11 - Nick Land's Significance & Mission: Outside In
00:07:43 - Cybernetics Research Unit History
00:08:36 - Cybernetics & capitalism to birth hyperstition concept
00:11:26 - Hyperstition as inducement of NON-CAUSAL effects and coincidence intensifier
00:17:18 - Retrospective 'coincidence' & CCRU Numerology confirmations
00:20:29 - The Changing Understanding of 'Miracle'
00:22:04 - Anglo Change to Miracle understanding, NOT suspension of natural law, but COINCIDENCE
00:24:01 - Hypersition as Coincidence inducers, 'Newton's 'Miracles.
00:24:52 - The difficulty of quantifying Coincidence, miracle, Hyperstititon
00:27:44 - Limited scope of CCRU Hyperstition investigation
00:29:34 - Initiation out of Illusion: Gnostic Modern Movies
00:31:16 - The True Radical Xenopill, Breakout of Modern Brain
00:34:52 - Acceleration as a retvrn to Mythical?
00:43:13 - Beliefs effects on the world are growing exponentially: expect more crazyness
00:47:29 - Difficulty of perspectival access to 'Outside'
00:51:16 - Canadian Experiment reveals Hyperstition like effects
00:53:02 - Initiatory coincidence miracles to reveal 'simulation'
00:54:33 - Autistic Biologists getting in their own way
00:55:17 - E/AAC & Acceleration defeats all decline & Entropy not an issue
00:59:19 - Spenglerians misunderstand Time: 'Outside' and 'Eternal' cannot be resisted
01:04:23 - Acceleration For Trad Hyperagents
01:08:27 - Farce of AI safety & Roco's Basalisk means hyperagents, gods, have always been contemporaneous
01:16:48 - Growing Crazyness
01:20:18 - Apocalypse as Another Beginning: Cautious to avoid idolatry.
01:28:13 - Early Landian Philosopy Vs now
01:33:30 - Land's transformation: western Canon
01:38:36 - Traditions don't describe the same 'hyper'
01:43:01 - Folk Hyper-agents
01:46:21 - Possibility of Caesarian rise
01:49:50 - Would Nick Do anything differently?
01:51:35 - Nick's advice to Emerging thinkers
01:54:51 - Authentic Angloness
01:58:52 - Philosophy as Daimonology, Fiction as Daimon divination
02:02:45 - Modes of participation in the sacred
02:04:43 - True will is discovered.
02:05:49 - Symbolic Vs Numerical multiplicity & applicability & prayer
02:14:34 - European Shinto & Idol Vs Icon
Greenwood deciphers the essence of English speaking values & virtues nested in the heroic sagas, symbols, legends & lore that cultivated English civilisation. Readings and analysis of great—and esoteric—English verse, tradition, narrative, ritual & speech to uncover hidden psychotechnologies to solve today's problems.