Peter Lamborn Wilson material on Information War, Islam and Internet-religion, a War in Heaven
Humanity has always invested heavily in any scheme that offers escape from the body. And why not? Material reality is such a mess. Some of the earliest "religious" artefacts, such as Neanderthal ochre burials, already suggest a belief in immortality. All modern (i.e. postpaleolithic) religions contain the "Gnostic trace" of distrust or even outright hostility to the body and the "created" world. Contemporary "primitive" tribes and even peasant-pagans have a concept of immortality and of going-outside-the-body (ec-stasy) without necessarily exhibiting any excessive body-hatred. The Gnostic Trace accumulates very gradually (like, mercury poisoning) till eventually it turns pathological. Gnostic dualism exemplifies the extreme position of this disgust by shifting all value from body to "spirit". This idea characterizes what we call civilization.
Critical Art Ensemble
The Electronic Disturbance, A Technology of Uselessness
Author of "War in the age of intelligent machines"
Markets and Antimarkets in the World economy, The Geology of Morals, Virtual Environments and the Emergence of Synthetic Reason
" To do experimental linguistics or bottom-up linguistics, we would have to add two more flows to the flow of food and the genes. The first one is flow of memes, patterns of behavior that transmit through imitation, as bird songs that birds acquire from each other; and of course we also have memes, like fashion - whenever we imitate one another. The other one is a flow of norms, which are patterns that are not transmitted by imitation but by enforced repetition, for instance the sounds of a language. Everybody expects you to pronounce things right - I'm not imitating the sounds of English, I'm repeating them. However, anything that reproduces, like genes, memes or norms, can evolve. "
John Arquilla and David Ronfeldt
International Policy Department
explaining cyberwar and information-related factors in military history. "The information revolution and related organizational innovations are altering the nature of conflict and the kinds of military structures, doctrines, and strategies that will be needed. This study introduces two concepts for thinking about these issues: "cyberwar" and "netwar.""
David Ronfeldt, Beyond bureaucracy restructured perceptions of social space and time.
Arthur and Marilouise Kroker
Electronic technology terminates with the radically divided self: the self, that is, which is at war with itself. Split consciousness for a culture that is split between digital- and human flesh. A warring field, the electronic self is torn between contradictory impulses towards privacy and the public, the natural self and the social self, private imagination and electronic fantasy.
This text is excerpted from Langdon Winnder, "Mythinformation", (Ch.6), _The Whale and the Reactor: A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology_, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press), 1986.
A Letter from NOAM CHOMSKY to Covert Action Quartely
Konrad Becker on the politics of cybernetic synformation
CodeWar : In contrast to the somewhat awkward self-reproducing ideologies of the past consisting of religion and politics, we have become acquainted with, not least , new and more aggressive species of ideology bytes and timecodes through the fast breeder of the media.
commentary on Derrick DeKerckhove's new book The Skin Of Culture. (The Anarchives)
Institute for National Strategic Studies
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIVERSITY
DARPA: Advanced Displays
In order to fight and win on the battlefield of the future, U.S. forces must first win the information war. (Defense Advance Research Project Agency)
Preparing For 2020 by Colonel Richard Szafranski, USAF
LT (N) R Garigue
Strategic Information Technology Specialist
Office of the Assistant Deputy Minister (Defense Information
DEFINITION OF INFORMATION WARFARE, BIBLIOGRAPHY
Weapons of Massprotection: by Chris Morris, Janet Morris, Thomas Baines
Information Warfare and its Importance. Information warfare is not new, but the rapid technological advances in information systems has vastly increased the value of information in warfare, thereby intensifying Air Force interest in it. Senior Air Force leadership has focused significant intellectual resources on this topic.
William T. Johnsen
Douglas V. Johnson II
James O. Kievit
Douglas C. Lovelace, Jr.
PART X: THE PRINCIPLE OF WAR "SURPRISE"
Genocide Psychological War Trickle Down Militarism Abandonment
While boring from within, the FBI and police also attack dissident movements from the outside. They openly mount propaganda campaigns through public addresses, news releases, books, pamphlets, magazine articles, radio, and television. They also use covert deception and manipulation.
The Laws of Canada, England and the United States TEMPEST is an acronym for Transient Electromagnetic Pulse Emanation Standard. In the United States it is illegal for an individual to take effective counter-measures against TEMPEST surveillance!!
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY/ MKULTRA, BLUEBIRD and ARTICHOKE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
" In effect,the human being should be considered the priority objective in a political war. And conceived as the military target of guerrilla war, the human being has his most critical point in his mind. Once his mind has been reached, the"political animal" has been defeated, without necessarily receiving bullets."
" Since we are engaged in Revolutionary War in Cyberspace, it would behoove us who are actively participating to have a delineation of strategy, tactics, and operations of guerilla warfare eidetic to this medium. Our Guerilla Warfare Operating Area, (GWOA), is the internet, with its peculiar strategic advantages and vulnerabilities."
by, Julianne McKinney
Director, Electronic Surveillance Project
Association of National Security Alumni