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The Darkness at the End of the Tunnel: Artificial Intelligence and Neoreaction

The Darkness at the End of the Tunnel: Artificial Intelligence and Neoreaction

As the con­sumer-ori­ent­ed lib­er­al­ism of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs gave way to the tech­no­log­i­cal author­i­tar­i­an­ism of Elon Musk and Peter Thiel, this strange foun­da­tion paved the way for “neo­re­ac­tion,” or, in a dis­tort­ed echo of Eliez­er Yudkowsky’s ratio­nal­ist vision, the “Dark Enlight­en­ment.”