accumulation =/= progress
Before, it was easier to reckon that it was bad because we just didn't have the things to make it good.
>We now have the computers to plan a socialist economy,
and it's obvious that it was never the "things" that made it bad.
It was what we did with them.
Like giving a selfish kid more toys, and expecting that to somehow make them less selfish. We could've shared back when we had two, but we didn't. So why share at three? Why share at a million? We don't. We aren't.
I don't think it's doomerism to recognize the various circlings and deadlocks we trap ourselves in. I'd hope that recognition might lead to mitigation, or whatever fuckin big word action.
I've been watching certain lines of progress completely unravel and revert recently, and it's been humbling. But they're idpol-y, so they don't matter, not like computers.