Should we be aiming for a fully interdependent single market on a global scale?

Would specialisation of industries within regions/countries provide more socialist opportunities by reducing price competition within markets? Would it reduce corruption and wars? Could it lead to a future whether industry is run by AI ???Or could we delve further into capitalistic waters …

Should we be aiming for a fully interdependent single market on a global scale?

The air is saturated by the stench of a perspiring structure, which decomposes into the swollen soils beneath. And there you cower… in a contorted stance, with your bitten limbs sunk against those horrid walls and cemented with your deceit!

By M.Rose, 27.02

What Defines an ‘Independent Country’? Sovereignty vs. Economic Dependency.

In terms of sovereignty, Nepal is considered an independent country. However, looking from an economic perspective, it is considered a non-independent country, as it relies heavily on India and China for imports; geography plays a part in this. However, if you look closer, no country in the world is independent in trade. So, what exactly defines an independent country?

—- work in progress.

What Defines an ‘Independent Country’? Sovereignty vs. Economic Dependency.

Max Richter — Composer

DISSONANT — NON-HARMINOUS //IRREGULAR

Max Richter is a German-born British composer who has been an influential voice in post-minimalist composition and in the meeting of contemporary classical and alternative popular musical styles since the early 2000s.

Post-minimalist music definition —

Kyle Gann, the composer, musicologist and blogging firebrand of contemporary classical music who is the originator of the term “postminimalism” (or at least one of the originators), describes the essence of postminimalism as follows:

[…] nothing is more characteristic of postminimalist music than that it avoids the representation of anxiety. Even when postminimalist music is partly dissonant, harsh, or rhythmically complex, it has a sustained, continuous character that gives an impression of overarching calm. Dissonances and conflicts appear, but virtually never disrupt the musical surface. The first art-music style to arise from a collective perception of relativity, in total freedom from social mandates, postminimalism used its freedom ethically, to paint visions of a calm, less aggressive, and more sustainable future. Listening to postminimalist music attunes one to processes not marked by anxiety and disruption, but by variety without appropriation, a universe of activity within contained limits and controlled by logics that may seem intuitive or strict, but always multi-leveled. At its best it can be, I would submit, a blueprint for a more meditative mental state hitherto uncharacteristic of Western society.

Max Richter — Composer

Simulacra and Simulation by Jean Baudrillard [notes cont.]

Postmodernism —

Hyperreality definition: in semiotics (study of signs and symbols AND the interpretation) and postmodernism, is an inability of consciousness to distinguish reality from a simulation of reality, especially in technologically advanced postmodern societies.

“Hyperreality occurs when the difference between reality and representation collapses and we are no longer able to see an image as projecting anything other than a symbolic trade of signifiers in culture, not the real world.” — Cultural Reader: Simulacra and Simulation.

CHAPTER 1: PRECESSION OF SIMULACRA

“The second order of simulacra is one in which the distinction between reality and representation is blurred. Reality is thus subjugated in favour of a hyperreality- an inability of consciousness to distinguish reality from a simulation of reality.” — Cultural Reader: Simulacra and Simulation

The third order of simulacra – the production of a hyperreality that lets us believe that we can tell reality from representationthe real from the imaginary and the copy from its birthplace. 

demonstrate the function of the third order of simulacra and the production of a hyperreality that lets us believe that we can tell reality from representation, the real from the imaginary and the copy from its original.

THE ANIMALS: TERRITORY AND METAMORPHOSES
pg. 130, line 2

‘– in this sense we are all animals, and laboratory animals, whom one continually tests in order to extort their reflex behaviours, which are like so many confessions of rationality in the final moment.’

pg. 132, line 36

‘– delirious equation, but to restore the principle of mutually agreed upon equivalences.’

ON NIHILISM
pg. 159, line 14

‘God is not dead, he has become hyperreal.’

Simulacra and Simulation by Jean Baudrillard [notes cont.]

“The Precession of Simulacra” by Jean Baudrillard – a summary

Midnight Media Musings...

In his essay (2009), Baudrillard argues for the idea that people no longer distinguish between reality and a constructed representation of reality or a simulacrum. He initially draws an analogy with , where a map is created, so precise in scale and detail that it is impossible to tell it apart from the empire it maps.  So the map, a simulation, becomes confused for the real terrain until it rots away. However, Baudrillard goes on to say that this allegory is no longer relevant for us, because in today’s world the simulation is no longer a reflection of reality, nor a reference to it, but a creation of a new real by models that are not based on reality. He calls this the “hyperreal”, saying the difference between the map and the territory disappears completely.

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Baudrillard then talks about the power of images and symbols to subvert reality. He draws…

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“The Precession of Simulacra” by Jean Baudrillard – a summary