From Quentin Meillassoux’s Après la finitude: Essai sur la nécessité de la contingence i learned that the laws of science mightn’t be as strict as i had once imagined, but could instead prove to be approximate, superficial explanations that should soon give way to an infinitely stranger world, one out of which, pace the genius philosophe, something like gods might reappear to enchant us.
There once was a judge who broke every law, ignored juries’ verdicts, cut barristers off mid-sentence, and never refused a bribe. But not one plaintiff or defendant ever denied es decisions were just.
Imagine we elected not only lawmakers, but others who’d improve how those laws were made.
Imagine companies that produce no goods and services but better, wiser companies instead.
Imagine that your mind could not only steer itself, but also understand where it might be heading.
What if you could direct the attentions of your feelings, not they choose the objects of yours?
What if owning money itself had a price, paid to all those who agreed that you could?
What if every government were also governed from below?