Friday, 21 November 2014


Though it has passed,  the talk below is an extremely rare one on Cybersocialism by someone called Paul Cockshott. I, also, put up some relevant posts on the related Facebook site, and ofcourse, gave reference to my own evolving project of Transfinancial Economics. However, the latter believes that we need to "revolutionize" capitalism before we can (if desired) possibly enter into a more "socialist" type of cybernetic system with an open democratic framework. See

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14th November 2014


Left Forum Public Meeting: “Cybersocialism”

Left Forum public meeting on the subject of “Cybersocialism”, by Dr Paul Cockshott of University of Glasgow.
The talk will explore questions around how a centrally planned socialist economy could be realised using mathematical techniques supported by advanced information technology.
For anyone who read the novel “Red Plenty” this should be right up your street.

Time: 7:30pm, Tuesday 18 November

Place: Unite Hall, Middle Abbey St., Dublin 1

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2 Responses to “Dr Paul Cockshott on Cybersocialism Nov 18th Dublin”

  1. On the recent return of ‘acceleration’ ideas in relation to transition/rapture ‘strategies’ from above | Social Network Unionism Says:
    […] up. Here is an interesting and relevant debate to take place in London: Cybernetic Socialism – In his recent post on the networked labour list, in reply to George Por, Michel Bauwens gives […]
  2. Bob Haugen Says:
    If anybody attends, I’d be interested to learn if Cockshott will address Cosma Shalizi’s criticisms again:
    Not that I totally agree with Shalizi. I think the problem is solvable, just not all top-down or “optimal”. Not totally bottom-up, either, but the coordination needs to be bottom-up in reactive P2P feedback loops. (But that’s a longer discussion.)
    I also wonder if Cockshott understands what is being done now in advanced supply chains. I’m pretty Shalizi does not. (I don’t anymore either, I’m out of touch, but I knew what was being done and researched 20 years ago and it was enough to solve the problem. I’m pretty sure it is better now

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