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November 07, 2017

Slavoj Zizek - Blade Runner 2049: A view of post-human capitalism

"How are capitalism and the prospect of post-humanity related? Usually it is posited that capitalism is (more) historical, and our humanity, inclusive of sexual difference, more basic, even ahistorical. However, what we are witnessing today is nothing less than an attempt to integrate the passage to post-humanity into capitalism. This is what the efforts of new billionaire gurus like Elon Musk are about; their prediction that capitalism 'as we know it' is coming to an end refers to 'human' capitalism, and the passage they talk about is the passage from “human” to post-human capitalism. Blade Runner 2049 deals with this topic."

Comprehensive spoilers: Blade Runner 2049, capitalism.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at November 7, 2017 07:47 AM