Thieliology: Silicon Valley’s dystopian futurism

A look at Peter Thiel’s futurism through the failures of Bolshevism and the populist trope of the vampire in December’s Science/Fiction issue of the The New Inquiry:

Some of our futures are crappy reboots. After all, when considered in a historical light, Peter Thiel–with his vampiric investment in harvesting young blood and intergalactic ambitions–is less a figure of the future than he is a reboot of a failed Bolshevik past. Many of his aspirations, argues A. M. Gittlitz, were first disastrously attempted by early twentieth-century utopian socialists and writers who self-identified as God-Builders, Biocosmist-Immortalists and other retrospective losers.

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