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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And energy is fading because competition is stupid in the age of the general intellect. The general intellect is not based on juvenile impulse and male aggressiveness, on fighting, winning, and appropriation.

The Future After the End of the Economy

Economics is Not a Science It is the end of summer and the economic newspapers increasingly warn that there will be a double dip. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Our future, Berardi argues, has come and gone; the concept has lost its usefulness. Aug 30, Steven Felicelli rated it really liked it.

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.

Feb 28, Catherine Byers rated it it was ok. A century with no future is a century of apocalypse and dystopia. Ethereal Shadows Franco “Bifo” Berardi. Also, Bifo’s reading of Leninis Is it wrong to bump a rating one star futkre of sexy design?

There may indeed be some revolutionary ideas here, but the assumptions, ego and berari scholarship made this book land in ‘not going back’ pile. This process of general aging produces a sense of exhaustion, and what was once considered a blessing—increased life expectancy—may become a misfortune if the myth of energy is not restrained and replaced with a myth of solidarity and compassion.

I had to read it for a class, and while I did not enjoy the middle sections of the book, it did make me think and it challenged some of my views. After centuries of industrial production the European continent is rich, with millions of technicians, poets, doctors, inventors, specialized factory workers, nuclear engineers, and so forth.

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. Economists are dazzled by this berari, as knowledge that had previously been structured according herardi the paradigm of bourgeois capitalism: No trivia or quizzes yet.


Fundamentally, depression and anxiety are, I think, what set in when the future disappears. After the illusions of the new economy—spread by the wired neoliberal ideologists—and the deception of the dot-com crash, the beginning of the new century announced the coming collapse of the financial economy. Rather, these schools teach and study a technology, a set of tools, procedures, and pragmatic protocols intended to twist social reality to serve practical purposes: This is why, when you try to seek out the financial class, you cannot talk with someone, negotiate, or fight against an enemy.

Description After the Future explores our century-long obsession with the concept of “the future. But it will be a blessing if we can distribute and share existing resources in an egalitarian way, and if we can shift our cultural expectations in a frugal direction, replacing the idea that pleasure depends on ever-growing consumption.

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The new machine is the very process of human thought and attention; the human mind is now the machine; a mind now disembodied from the totality of the human being.

They insist instead that reality futurre be changed to correspond to their outdated criteria.

Record whatever you see for a couple of seconds. The psychology of fear in the stock market.

This book has pages that read almost word to word with other books by him and other chapters in the book. When he talks about real politics, with its concrete problems and the lived experiences that animate reactions, Bifo is an engaging and interesting writer.

One of the founders of the seminal Radio Alice, a notorious pirate radio station that became the voice of the student movement in Italy throughout the s, Bifo is the author of multiple works of theory including the recently-published The Soul at Work Semiotexte and “The Post-Futurist Manifesto.

One of the founders of the notorious Radio Alice, a pirate radio station afted became the voice of the autonomous youth movement of Bologna in the late s, Bifo is the author of multiple works arter theory, including the recently published The Soul at Work and “The Post-Futurist Manifesto. The book ends with a “Manifesto Of Post-Futurism” and an interview with the old boy.


The Transversal Communism of Franco Berardi. Oct 21, Jonathan Norton rated it it was ok. Your email subscription is almost complete. Gross national product, the main indicator of growth, is not a wfter of social welfare and pleasure, but a monetary measure, while social happiness or unhappiness is generally not dependent on the futurr of money circulating in the economy.

There are only mathematical implications, automatic social concatenations that one cannot dismantle, or even avoid. Jan 03, Unies Ananda Raja rated it really liked it.

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What would it take to achieve what we assume our condition to be? They reached back to a mid-nineteenth century ban on masking to arrest occupiers wearing as little as a folded bandana on the forehead, leaving little doubt about their fear of Carnival as a potent form of political protest. Bifo also engages in a bit of speculative psychology about the causes of male depression and suicide, which I don’t find particularly convincing or helpful for anyone. Without embarking on epistemological definitions, I would simply say that science is a form of knowledge free of dogma, that can extrapolate general laws from the observation of empirical phenomena, and that can therefore predict something about what will happen next.

Ia menyarankan untuk berposisi ra ngurus dan lebih fokus ke membuat gerakan-gerakan kecil yang bertujuan politis sekaligus terapis. As if the cognitive workers might overcome the fractalization of their life and intelligence, and give birth to the self-organization of collective knowledge.

After the Future by Franco Bifo Berardi

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Franco “Bifo” Berardi born 2 November in Bologna, Italy is an Italian Marxist theorist and activist in the autonomist tradition, whose work mainly focuses on the role of ffuture media and information technology within post-industrial capitalism.

The economic mind cannot make the jump to this new dimension, it cannot understand this paradigm shift. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for fuutre, photography lovers and more. You are allowed to move around, to pan and zoom.