it's beyond just despotic - that is intensely dystopian, and everything I am against
and not against in the it's not actually serious way of arguing about music on a message board, but dead serious, every fiber of my being against
it's not very serious here - because it is just a message board - but it's the true nightmare vision of the general irl near and further future
I don't want to dance around this, but this is precisely why I try to give the disclaimers that I give ("Not sure if I would firmly defend this or that articulation" etc)
There is something profoundly regimented and machinic about this - but it is attempting to merely be a conceptual mirror of the way that we, as organisms, as vastly ramified assemblages of intelligent matter, are already
Much of the difficulty I have in grappling with all of this is the tendency for diametrically opposed dynamics to seemingly operate in harmony. I can detect an algorithmic and machinic ontology, but I can also detect a floating, improvisational, situational ontology as well. It seems to involve a weaving between ontologies, and the algorithm would pertain to this weaving. That is, the weaving-between-ontologies would be a function of sorts, algorithmic, whereas the ontologies would function as modes/moods that would be prompted in response to particular circumstances. There would be freer, more romantic, more sensitive modes, and there would be more zen, cognitive/computational modes (although I am hesitant to use the term "computational")
Much of it revolves around calibrating conscious agency with preconsicous agency, aligning ones ideals and strategies and epistemologies with how intelligent matter seems
And I cannot stress enough, much of this can take seemingly abrupt and sharp turns, in terms of the reasoning/explanation of it.
Overall, I think I can understand, and even argue for, an opposition to something that would be
this algorithmic. The thing is, as far as I can tell, it isn't the being
that is algorithmic, but the weaving
between beings that would be algorithmic. It is just a higher order ontology, one that can, perhaps, keep intact the ontologies that we value and introduce new ones.