that started around 2012 but is currently gaining popularity. It is a music genre heavily influenced by aesthetics of tumblr, the internet and a global market. This one article has a few well written sections relating this movement to the theory of accelerationism. Meaning, everything in our world is moving so quickly and becoming shit, so in order to create a change we need to push everything along even faster to burnout point and come out on the other side with something good.
At least that was my interpretation of it.
Accelerationism is the notion that the dissolution of civilization wrought by capitalism should not and cannot be resisted, but rather must be pushed faster and farther towards the insanity and anarchically fluid violence that is its ultimate conclusion, either because this is liberating, because it causes a revolution, or because destruction is the only logical answer.
It sporadically found voice in the work of twentieth-century continental philosophers François Lyotard, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari but was explored most thoroughly and alarmingly by the British philosopher Nick Land during the 1990s. With William Gibson’s cyberpunk fiction and Apocalypse Now’s Colonel Kurtz among his reference points, Land’s heady, nightmarish philosophy melted together scholarship and art into a staccato stream of penetrating and, in hindsight, disquietingly prescient tableaux. “Life is being phased-out into something new,” said Land in his 1992 essay “Circuitries.” “And if we think this can be stopped we are even more stupid than we seem.”
Automated logistics and financial systems aren’t just putting rivets into holes. These robots, whether DACs or more centralised systems, are now able to move money around an economy programmatically. These replace the humans who once made the day-to-day decisions required to run businesses and organizations. Would that be so bad? The machines have already come with the manual and clerical workers; perhaps there’s a certain kind of grim satisfaction in watching them close in on the exclusive class, too. And yet it would be hasty to predict a broadly egalitarian outcome. The US economist Paul Krugman sees the broader risk: That we will end up “a society that grows ever richer, but in which all the gains in wealth accure to whoever owns the robots.”
One of the most disturbing moments in the British TV series "Black Mirror" is what appears to be a passionate love scene. The episode takes place in a version of the future where most people have had small devices, called "grains," surgically implanted in their heads that can record and replay their memories on demand. As the encounter progresses, it is revealed that the couple are actually having dull and mechanical sex, their eyes grayed out as they both tune into their grains to watch memories of their previous trysts, from an earlier, steamier time in their relationship.