The West is preparing technofeudalism as a radiant future of the humanity, said philosopher, political scientist and the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan on November 25 on the Conversation with a Sage program on the Zvezda radio station.
“This is something very familiar to us, although in our Soviet version. This is a kind of a major plant with everything around it: a hospital, a school, a technical school… All the infrastructure for life. A local housing authority, a recreational and health facility <…> and a backbone enterprise. In fact, this is a sort of a ‘burg,’” the political scientist noted.
The political scientist explained that in the Soviet period, a state-appointed director was responsible for all these resources, and the state could control him, and the whole system worked for both the state and the employees of this major enterprise. In technofeudalism, however, this “burg” will belong to a private owner reporting to no one. Technofeudalism calls for all the state’s social obligations to become private-owned.
“And then we realize that this is just such an ultimate level of power in the modern world,” the philosopher noted.
Kurginyan told about his conversation that took place twenty years ago with a “sophisticated oligarch” who “absorbed everything from the West.” The political scientist noted that this person, when he shared exclusive information he had received from the West, was excited telling him that in the future, workers would receive their wages not in money, but in life years.
“If you work very well you get 200 years, if you work well – 100. If you work bad then you get twenty years. Can you imagine how labor productivity will rise!”
Kurginyan said that renowned Soviet philosopher Aleksandr Zinovyev, according to his friend Georgy Shchedrovitsky, explained based on his understanding of Marx’ works why capitalism has to transform this way.
“According to Zinovyev, Marx never believed that capitalism is a formation. It is a transitional period. Feudalism is a formation. And slavery is a formation. But capitalism is a transitional period. From what to what, according to Zinovyev, if we trust Shchedrovitsky? <…> It is a transition from a humanized feudalism to a dehumanized one,” the philosopher told.
The coming of technofeudalism is essentially the end of this transition from a humanized feudalism to a dehumanized one, Kurginyan concluded.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency