Black Sun: The singularity at the heart of the Anthropocene 

Source: Black Sun: The singularity at the heart of the Anthropocene – Institute for Interdisciplinary Research into the Anthropocene

We have the power to code a new operating system for humanity 

“… it’s been a 400-year run of genocide and slavery that built the foundation for industrialization. Industrialization moving through all the natural resources, coal, uranium, oil … and moving us into a multinational corporate exploit, and we just got the bill, which is climate change.” – Heather Rae, Indigenous Rights Activist and Filmmaker

Source: We have the power to code a new operating system for humanity | World Economic Forum

Americans Are Dying Younger, Saving Corporations Billions 

Absent a war or an epidemic, it’s unusual and alarming for life expectancies in developed countries to stop improving, let alone to worsen. “Mortality is sort of the tip of the iceberg,” says Laudan Aron, a demographer and senior fellow at the Urban Institute. “It really is a reflection of a lot of underlying conditions of life.” The falling trajectory of American life expectancies, especially when compared to those in some other wealthy countries, should be “as urgent a national issue as any other that’s on our national agenda,” she says.

Source: Americans Are Dying Younger, Saving Corporations Billions – Bloomberg

Scant oversight, corporate secrecy preceded U.S. weed killer crisis

As the U.S. growing season entered its peak this summer, farmers began posting startling pictures on social media: fields of beans, peach orchards and vegetable gardens withering away.

The photographs served as early warnings of a crisis that has damaged millions of acres of farmland. New versions of the herbicide dicamba developed by Monsanto and BASF, according to farmers, have drifted across fields to crops unable to withstand it, a charge authorities are investigating.

As the crisis intensifies, new details provided to Reuters by independent researchers and regulators, and previously unreported testimony by a company employee, demonstrate the unusual way Monsanto introduced its product. The approach, in which Monsanto prevented key independent testing of its product, went unchallenged by the Environmental Protection Agency and nearly every state regulator.

Source: Scant oversight, corporate secrecy preceded U.S. weed killer crisis

dissociative thought disorder 

At the end of this pointless diatribe without a target I’m returned to the initial thought, as if following the cyclical trajectories of repetitions of progression and regression. There is an ambivalence, a deep dissonance in thought. It writhes not only in abstract cognition but finds itself poisoning concrete cognition’s peristaltic motions, a sickness infecting speculative and practical philosophies.

The endless explosive potencies of nihilism as a “libidinous” excitation. The word in scare quotes betrays the poverty of that very excitation, offering as it does an admission that have the dimmest understanding of the phenomena. Even so it takes on a kind of propulsive thrust that forces us to follow in its wake.And yet thought also looks back and sees the devastation left in it’s wake.

What appears on the left as a cycling bipolarity between depression and mania, and on the right as a paranoia and idealized mourning, occurs to thought in the most abstract and generalized manner as a schizoid fracturing.

Source: dissociative thought disorder | synthetic zerø