Jun 25 2012 ∞
“ What we need is not a conception of being composed of objects, but rather of machines. Nor is it a pan-psychism, organicism, or vitalism that we need, but rather a pan-mechanism. To be is to be a machine. Rocks are machines, stars are machines, trees are machines, people are machines, corporations are machines, revolutionary groups are machines, tardigrades are machines And if a generalized machinism is so necessary, then this is because it brings precision to what we’re doing when we analyze substances, entities, and how things interact. Pan-mechanism is not simply the claim that being is composed entirely of machines, but that all interactions are machinic interactions. We do not yet know, of course, what this means.
— Machine-Oriented Ontology: Towards a Pan-Mechanism « Larval Subjects . (via wildcat2030)