Steal This Singularity

1: The notion that the current and future extreme technological society should not be dominated by Big Capital, Authoritarian States or the combination thereof. Also related, a play on the title of a book by 1960s counterculture radical Abbie Hoffman.

2: The notion that in our robotized future, human beings shouldn”t behave robotically. The well-rounded posthuman — if any — should be able to wail like a banshee; dance like James Brown, party like Dionysus, revolt like Joan of Arc and illuminate the irrational like Salvador Dali.

Addendum: Steal This Singularity has almost nothing to do with the notion that we will develop Artificial Intelligences that are smarter than us or that if such a thing were to happen it would be a “singularity.” I just like the name.