As time goes on, more and more of my daily news feed consists of reports of ecological collapse: fires, hurricanes, floods, droughts. It’s increasingly easy to believe the earth is telling us to leave.
“Those of us who hold liberal values or progressive values … it’s going to take intention and heartfelt energy to continue to shepherd them, because the environment’s not going to be selecting for that.”
There’s so much I agree with Accelerationism about, including the diagnosis of our civilizational predicament, the critique of capitalism, and impotence of much of progressive and Leftist politics. But then it takes the weird turn of suggesting that we need to double down on the same things that created this crisis: unrestrained growth, faith in technological progress, and a dream of human transcendence.
“What if our challenge now is to build a series of smaller visions, focused less on the future and more on the present; less on the sky and more on the ground?”