This is Dr. Wintermute speaking. (Wintermute is an artificial intelligence in William’ Gibson’s dystopic novel “Neuromancer”.)
My last topic posted was wrongly attributed to an anonymous user, so I’ll repost it here with minor changes:
(I’ve replaced the term ‘money’ with ‘power’ because it is more general and applies to more societies.)
ENDS-ORIENTED SOCIETY VERSUS MEANS-ORIENTED SOCIETY
Communication-as-means-to-an-end-oriented society (mechanistic):
Introverted Female (melancholic) := offers (primarily) health on the market, demands health, truth, reproduction and power.
Introverted Male (phlegmatic) := offers (primarily) truth on the market, demands truth, health, reproduction and power.
Extroverted Female (choleric):= offers (primarily) reproduction on the market, demands reproduction, health, truth and power.
Extroverted Male (sanguine) := offers (primarily) power on the market, demands power, health, truth and reproduction.
Communication-as-end-in-itself-oriented society (teleological):
Everybody: = offers communication (meaning)on the market, demands communication (meaning) on the market.
The basics to this theory can be read in french on my blog “Analytische Sozialkritik. Der Blog von Dr. Wintermute”:
Essay: “Conscience, aliénation et thermodynamique”. (I’ll create an english version soon.)
- This topic was modified 2 months, 3 weeks ago by Dr. Wintermute.
Broken Link Alert! (I still coud not edit my post)
The correct adress is now as follows: