HCPP20 - ALEXANDER BARD - Paradigmatics - Exploring New Technological Freedoms to Crush the Old
Alexander Bard is a philosopher, futurologist, and political and spiritual activist, based in Stockholm, Sweden. He is the author of five books: "The Netocrats, "The Global Empire", "The Body Machines", "Syntheism - Creating God in The Internet Age" and "Digital Libido - Sex, Power and Violence in The Network Society" with his co-writer Jan Söderqvist. Bard is a radical process philosopher, merging Hegel and Nietzsche with Whitehead and Deleuze, using humanity as the constant and technology as the variable while working toward the deepest possible understanding of human history, contemporary society, and the intensely technology-driven future that humanity is facing. Bard has also enjoyed a highly successful 25-year-career as a producer and artist in the international music industry, followed by ten years as a tough love, reality-checking judge on TV shows "Swedish Idol" and "Sweden's Got Talent", and is an outspoken and provocative YouTube and Twitter celebrity.
Paradigmatics is the agreed term among cyberphilosophers for understanding the fundamentals of a new paradigm. What exactly is informationalism? What exactly is interactivity? What exactly is cryptography? What exactly is encryption? What exactly is a netocracy? What exactly is a sensocracy? What exactly is protopianism? Et cetera. So that we can eliminate old perceptions from a previous paradigm and replace them with a new understanding of the genuinely new world we have literally entered.