How the Faux Rebel Alliance Cheerleader’s Transnational X-Corp’s Trans-Planetary Vision Serves the Empire’s Techno-Feudalist Trajectory and Stifles Human Evolution.
This heretical dispatch examines the logic of Elon Musk’s X-Corporation ‘family’ of companies following the rebrand of the feedback media platform, Twitter, to X. On the surface, Musk’s promotion of his ventures present logical fallacies.
Yet, with each venture Musk plays the archetypal heroic savior role rescuing the planet from a sci-fi dystopian future. Below the surface, every venture fits his vision of humanity becoming a multi-planetary species, in which Mars is cast as a galactic stepping-stone. On the one hand, he has claimed three of his ventures, such as the tunnel-drilling Boring Company — which lay the networks for AutoPilot, Tesla’s ‘autonomous’ electric vehicles project — are focussed on mitigating climate change.
Meanwhile, his Neuralink company forwards a cyborg vision aimed at fusing humans with machines, which Musk claims will save humanity from becoming A.I.’s pets, or worse, an enslaved race.
On the other hand, Musk’s Starlink is marketed as a telecommunications company delivering wifi radio signals to remote locations, thereby connecting wildernesses to cyberspace. Space-X is the rocket company pioneering multi-trip rockets that will be capable — it is hoped — of delivering humans, resources and biological life to forge civilization on Mars.
His sales pitch for acquiring Twitter, entailed championing free speech in a dark time when censorship of critical dissident voices became an instrumentalized global public-private partnership to monopolize feedback. Then Twitter changed its mark.
Deductive reasoning suggests that the centi-billionaire has essentially cast himself as a faux Rebel Alliance cheerleader, amid the emergence of a universal empire — finds former Auckland Star paperboy, Steve ‘Snoopman’ Edwards, of New Zealand.
Yet, Musk’s true role is more like bounty-hunter, Boba Fett, who served two masters — Lord Darth Vader, Commander of the Imperial Fleet and Jabba Desilijic Tiure, the sluggish crime lord controlling the Hutt Cartel — in the Star Wars Universe.
The gravitational pull of Musk’s SpaceX clients — the US Department of Defense, NASA, and the National Reconnaissance Office — have drawn Musk’s dream of humanity becoming a multi-planetary species into their orbit, amid a dangerous time for the species. Old imperial rivals are competing for controlling places in an emergent universal empire that aspires, somehow, to be a space-faring civilization.
As a combination — and with Musk’s faux ‘Rebel Alliance’ cheerleader posture — X-Corp adds legitimacy to a mega-cartel field of firms set on constructing a dystopian totalitarian control grid to subsume freedom of speech, association and movement.
Rather than mitigating ecological destruction, defending civil freedoms or saving humanity from extinction events, evolutionary enslavement, or empiric egoism — Musk’s Asperger’s drive locks in his X-Corp on a Techno-Feudalist trajectory.
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