Copy/pasted from a conversation earlier, saved for later elaboration.
I have some unformed thoughts that diverge from this, but I tend to view the upward thrust towards kommunism following (kinda like [Nick] Land) a massive negentropic push through technocommercial acceleration. Not so much a large corporate capitalism, but something far more distributed. Freed from the decelerators and with the socius dissolving, monopoly capitalism will dissolve in rapid and mobile meshworks, supply-chains that cut across factories assembled in homes (essentially extrapolating the Shenzhen path). We could see the selecting process for optimal solutions taking placing in this scenario; anything that restrains this scenario dips us into those negative path dependencies. Stability might occur in that path, but not resiliency, and any ground gained with collapse in due time. Kommunism ruptures from capital + machine technologies becoming autonomously and moving freely. I would even suggest that at the limit, one can only truly be kommunist in a radically non-human fashion, but it will only be a non-human entity that can override the scarcity that befalls our limited form and truly embrace the excess that really is. So we speed it up, grind ourselves out, and essentially lay the groundwork what comes after us. Best we’ll get is some extremely novel forms of organizing (I think of Carson’s hypothesis that in real “free market” settings, we could actually see less direct market exchanges on the molecular level) and doing things, and also some dank Kali Culture.
…the only thing a politics of exit could accomplish is really expanding capital, which will simply reinforce levels of complexity existing. Currently AI research is being financed by corporations to cope with the levels of complexity in the existing economy, which is really imho severely underdeveloped when measured against what it could/should/will be. I don’t think it’s a stretch for it to literally emerge from that. Or other weird paths – veering totally into speculation (guess we were already there tho) – we could see human interlocking intelligence before AI, as humans try to ‘expand their bandwidth’ so to speak to cope with the coming reality. After all, we’re drowning in a sea of information, our attention spans are contracting and soon that will impact our ability to act. Retooling human functioning will require more than speed pills and nootropic stacks