The title of this post is a term that is taking root in a certain corner of the intellectual blogosphere. Dennis Mangan has written about it just today; I first saw it in a post by John Derbyshire about a month ago. That post led me to a four-part series by Nick Land, in which Mr. Land discusses the singular oeuvre of blogger Mencius Moldbug.
If you want to get an idea of what all this is about, read Nick Land’s extended essay: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. There are many links to follow from there, to Moldbug’s place and elsewhere; for example this item from the well-known biology blog Gene Expression.
This is all rather a large and exotic reading assignment, and caveat lector: for some of you, it may turn out to be a “red pill” you can’t unswallow. Others may find their throats constricting at the first taste of it, and won’t be able to get it down at all.