Accelerationism is a reactionary belief system that proposes that processes like capitalist growth and technological change should be drastically intensified or "accelerated" as a mechanism to effect radical social change.

The notion coincides with crypto advocacy as some believe that an acceleration to a variant of capitalism with no regulation, caveat emptor investments, and extreme financialization of all aspects of human life as a means to accelerate the collapse of capitalism itself or to build a new financial system like a phoenix from the ashes of the old one.


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