The future, Bifo argues, has failed us. Our responsibility now is to decide what comes next. Franco “Bifo” Berardi is an Italian critic and media activist. One of the . After the Future explores our century-long obsession with the concept of “the future. Franco Berardi, better known in the United States as “Bifo,” is an Italian. After the Future. By Franco “Bifo” Berardi. Edited by Gary Genosko and Nicholas Thoburn.

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Hauntology McGruff rated it really liked it Jan 11, The Futurist fascination with machines was rooted in their capacity for speed; which amounts, under capitalist absolutism, to their acceleration of labor time and the productive process. A century with no future is a century of apocalypse and dystopia. The whole mechanism of the European financial crisis is oriented towards the most extraordinary displacement of wealth in history: The productivity of the general intellect in terms of use value i.

The first thing to notice is that the compiled nature of the material does lead to some wobbles: There’s definitely some redundancy throughout the book, and a few organizational choices I would question the piece on ‘technomaya’ in the first chapter felt out of place.

If we come to terms with this post-futuristic condition, we can renounce accumulation and growth and be happy sharing the wealth that comes from past industrial labor and present collective intelligence.

The Iraq invasion is seen as having an economic imperative yet there is little or no examination of the acknowledged ideological basis for it in the various thinktanks like the Heritage Foundation or PNAC. Secondly, economists are incapable of inferring laws from the observation of reality, as they prefer instead that reality harmonize with their own supposed laws.

The demand for obedience has been replaced by the demand for risk and initiative, leaving workers mentally taxed. And economic ideology, like all technologies, is not self-reflexive and therefore cannot develop a theoretical self-understanding.

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Bifo makes a great job connecting the dots of the process of a globalized world and proposes the rethinking of the system we have not chosen to live in. Your email subscription is almost complete.

Without the future, there is no growth. How can we measure value in terms of time if the productivity of cognitive work creative, affective, linguistic cannot be quantified and standardized?

The word ‘crackpot’ stuck in my head as I attempted and failed to finish this book.

duture Therapy is our must through collective intelligence. Weavers from Haarlem have thrown away their equipment and are following the car. Franco Berardi, better-known in the United States as “Bifo,” is an Italian autonomist philosopher and media activist.

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Oct 25, rated it really liked it Shelves: Finance is an effect of the virtualization of reality acting on the psycho-cognitive sphere of the economy. Amanda J rated it really liked it Jun 18, Use effects only if they are built in.

Our future, Berardi argues, has come and gone; the concept has lost its usefulness. One of the founders of the notorious Radio Alice, a pirate radio station that became the voice of the autonomous youth movement of Bologna in the late s, Bifo is the author of multiple works of theory, including the recently published The Soul at Work and “The Post-Futurist Manifesto.

AK Press Collectively-owned, worker-run. Click to start a discussion of the article above. Namun, menurut Berardi, akhir abad 20, terutama an, menjadi titik balik dari itu. I must resist simply because I cannot know what will happen after the future, and I must preserve the consciousness and sensibility of social solidarity, of human empathy, of gratuitous activity — of freedom, equality, and fraternity.

Return to Book Page. Gross national product, the main indicator of growth, is not a measure of social welfare and pleasure, but a monetary measure, while social happiness or unhappiness is generally not dependent on the amount of money circulating in the economy.


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After The Future

The notion of growth is crucial in the conceptual framework of economic technology. Nick rated it liked it Feb 04, As a counterweight to the myth of progress, Berardi offers a kind of ad hoc, decentralized poetic resistance movement that will have to be built along totally new lines, the old forms of activism having been exhausted. When he veers off in to theory it all goes blurry and tiresome.

This book has pages that read almost word to word with other books by him and other chapters in the book. Dec 07, Rhys rated it really liked it.

While some aftwr and journalists have dismissed Occupy Wall Street as carnival, lawmakers and police officers did not miss the point. Berardi is in a rare class of Marxist-left theorists who are able to think and write movingly berardk the relationship between the overarching system of late capitalism and the everyday lives of individuals. Philosophically, Daoists are realists: An email has been sent to the email address you entered.

This potency can no longer be semiotized, organized, and contained by the social form of capitalism.

After the Future by Franco Bifo Berardi

Modern culture has equated economic expansion with the future, so that for economists, afger is impossible to consider the future independently of economic growth. Look at what is happening in Europe. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

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