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AkA (33)Dataism

Label:+Closer2 – CL006
Format:
CD, Album, Stereo
Country:France
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Genre:Electronic
Style:Electro, Experimental, Glitch

Tracklist

1Algorithm10:34
2Body Bang4:19
3Humanism7:16
4Artificial3:50
5Gone5:01
6The Three Graces5:09
7Dataism5:52
8Bipolar Are We4:51
9CMYKM5:22
10Hand3:40
11Needle4:44
12Fork7:02
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"All competing political or social structures can be seen as data processing systems. Dataism declares that the universe consists of data flows, and the value of any phenomenon or entity is determined by its contribution to data processing. A Dataist trusts Big Data and computer algorithms, in preference to human knowledge and wisdom.

The entire human species may be interpreted as a single data processing system, with individual humans serving as its chips. The whole of human history can be read as a process of improving the efficiency of this system by increasing the number and variety of processors/chips (humans) in the system, increasing the number of connections between the processors and increasing the freedom of movement along existing connections.

Dataism, like any other religion, has practical commandments. A Dataist should want to "maximise dataflow” by connecting to more and more media, and believes that freedom of information is "the greatest good of all". Aaron Swartz, who took his life in 2013 after being prosecuted for releasing hundreds of thousands of scientific papers from the JSTOR online archive for free, could be called the "first martyr" of Dataism.

Dataism presents a challenge to the dominant moral ideology of Humanism, which sees human feelings as the ultimate authority in the world: Humanism is now facing an existential challenge and the idea of “free will” is under threat... Once Big Data systems know me better than I know myself, authority will shift from humans to algorithms. Eventually humans will give algorithms the authority to make the most important decisions in their lives, such as who to marry and or which career to pursue." - AkA - February 2019

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