This is the second of two posts on the idea of Twitter as a “cybernetic super-intelligence”. You can read part one here.
In my last post, I argued Elon Musk’s erratic behaviour at Twitter makes more sense when seen as being ideologically-driven. However, I also argued that the transhumanist gubbins Musk sometimes comes out with in interviews is a distraction.
This is because Musk’s “ideology” is actually nothing particularly new. As Matthew Claudel and Matthew Shafer argue, Musk’s transhumanism “must be understood as a contemporary development of the ideology of neoliberalism.”[Read more…]