Capitalism prevents the formation of a collective vision by shaming the desire to posit a divine origin for the world. It ruthlessly separates music, philosophy and art, partitioning their discursive spaces,
hamstringing freedom. But it also widens our conception of what is possible technologically and what apparently absolute horizons are actually relative/contingent. It also provides the technological basis, in principle, for a world of pure culture beyond the body. Nevertheless, its overall tendency is towards stupification of the privileged and horrid levels of inequality and misery, perhaps culminating in the dissolution of subjectivity altogether.