Manifest - Politècnics Autònoms
Once, technologists came together to construct a new vision of the future. This had a dramatic affect on the world: reshaping society, global politics and the very meaning of what it is to be human. However, over time, another group began to attach themselves to this movement – individuals who saw an opportunity in the new image of hacking that was being created by the media.
Together, these individuals slowly turned the hacker movement into a subculture. And unaware of the role that ideas and motives play in every movement, the hackers became overtaken by them, and slowly their collective vision lost much of its power to shape and transform the world.
Es presenta una oportunitat per a un grup de no conformistes to lead technology out of this paralysis. Our group has started small but we will wield massive influence over politics and technology. Our scope is global and historical. We want to touch every area of society through technology, to influence it according to our ideals.
La tecnologia és poder.. We will use technology to change governance, economy, law, society, politics and culture, both through research and practical work. We will work to actively apply concepts of digital governance, decentralised economy, and distributed law, and by doing so will transform society & culture.
"La gent tendeix a sobreestimar el que es pot fer en un any i a subestimar el que es pot fer en cinc o deu anys" - JCR Licklider underestimate what can be done in five or ten years.” – JCR Licklider
Creiem que la tecnologia és un pilar fonamental del sistema basat en l'estat i que la tecnologia s'ha manipulat per servir al poder i la dominació.. But we also believe that technology does not have an inevitable path. If we grasp technology and steer it towards a socio-political goal, then a new route for advancing the cause of human freedom opens up.
We live in a world of fake diversity that masks ideological homogeneity. The internet has created an explosion of niche lifestyles and identities but they’re all equally superficial. Social media enforces a rigid conformity where people around the world ridicule and shame others for holding beliefs that are considered unacceptable. There’s millions of blogs, Twitter accounts and YouTube channels offering the appearance of diversity, but the underlying logic is the same – BE HEARD, BE SEEN.
Però son els inconformistes els que aporten noves idees i invencions que possibiliten una societat viva i vibrant..
Nonconformity is not just rejecting and challenging the socially acceptable. People who reject things just to be “different” are still conformists, as their life is still formed by an external source – the crowd. The nonconformist follows his own truth for personal or authentic reasons. He adopts social norms not from the desire to be accepted, but because he understands their utility.
Lewis Mumford en el llibre "Technics and Civilization" va introduir la idea clau que la tecnologia tenia una doble vessant:
Politècnica, que engloba molts modes de tecnologia diferents, proporcionant un marc complex amb l’objectiu de resoldre problemes humans.
Monotècnica, que és tecnologia exclusivament pel seu propi propòsit, oprimeix la humanitat a mesura que avança al llarg de la seva pròpia trajectòria.
Our challenge as authentic hackers and technological utopians is to reconfigure technology into enhancing un nou paradigma de llibertat humana, en comptes d'erigir un aparell invisible de tirania que elimina la humanitat.
How we create this paradigm is based off sociological analysis – using the methods of sociology to further the aim of freedom – and applying this knowledge to the use of technics. And with our utopia to work towards, we can develop a long term plan that will serve as the basis for a wider movement.
Inconformistes del món, veniu i uniu-vos a nosaltres!