Sunday, 2033.12.21 > Organization > Chief Representative
—Pasca's rally during the 11th Humanity+ Convention, Mumbai, 2032. Amid the explosive rise of extreme ideologies following a decade of socio-economic suffering, the advent of aging reversal technologies has shifted the meaning to the word "future", now used more often to refer to "ourselves" as opposed to "our descendants".
Arka Pasca Divine Alatas, Ph.D. FRS FRSA (/'arka 'pasʃa/; born 2000.02.05; age 33) is an American tech industrialist, computer scientist, technopopulist political leader, and transhumanist. He is serving as the 1st US Secretary of National Resilience as part of the Cabinet of Andrew Yang, after previously serving as the Senate Majority Leader for five months. Referred affectionately as His Majesty King of Capitalism by his global fanatic cult following to "troll" opposition parties, he is best known for his role in advancing aging reversal, touted to be the 'cure' to the largest current threat to global capitalism—the pension and aging crisis. Mastermind behind the "Tech Plot" that brought down the US administration of the late-2020s, Pasca is currently the chief representative and "religious prophet" of Resilient Acceleration, a group of global tech giants and futurist political parties. They hold major sway throughout the New Community, a world order led by the US and India, locked in a cold war against the omnipresent but stagnating China.
Before entering politics as the US Senator of Nevada in 2030, Pasca was the co-founder and CEO of DeepDive; co-founder, CEO, and CTO of DeepDoc; and founder of MiniSwarm Intelligence and Phimmortal Inc.; all are disruptive monopolies in health technologies, aging reversal, computer technology, and neuroplastic artificial intelligence. In particular, his company under lead researcher Dr. "Chop-Chop" Charles invented Modulative Ionic Neurotransistors (MINT) in 2026, revolutionizing the AI, electronics, and computer industry. He also founded NerveBoost, which focuses on brain interface technology by controlling neural dynamics through nanorobotic swarm. All of his companies are headquartered in Pasca Garden county, Reno Area Innovation Zone, Nevada, next to hundreds of other self-governing "company towns" that form the "new Silicon Valley", in the middle of the Great Basin Desert faraway from US population centers.
One of the first to implement quantum and biological computing (which outperforms classical computing power by a billion billion times) in medical technologies, Pasca is the world's 8th richest person with a net worth of c$131.1 billion (2033.11) He masterminded the 2031 Medical Patent Reform Act which "ended global Big Pharma" and drastically reduced medical prices; the 2030 Fix College Act which forgave c$1.7tn worth of student debt and replaced the student loan system with the income share agreement system; the 2033 US universal basic income (UBI)—a populist policy often compared to Otto von Bismarck's staatssozialismus; and the Nusa Dua Protocol—a UN-sanctioned "global green new deal" aiming to cut 70% of global carbon emission in 7 years. He also chaired the 2033 Reno Meeting, which introduced a singular "cryptodollar" with no central authority in 54 countries and created a new global financial order following the 2025 Modern Monetary Collapse.
Described as both a "boomer-hating ageist" and a climate extremist, Pasca has been criticized for unethical human experimentations (primarily targeting already suicidal people wanting to "sacrifice their life for a meaning"), conflicts of interest, and for his role behind a new wave of "neo-imperialist" US policies to control rare earth metals critical to green energy. Most controversial is the RA's ongoing, gradual "peaceful genocide of 5-6 billion" out of 9 billion for the next 45 years by suppressing the birth rate of the global "useless class" to near zero while denying them aging reversal techs. The masses' opposition to the genocide will be neutered through AI-run hyper-personalized political propaganda, mass legalization of narcotics, and by plunging them into hyper-immersive and far more beautiful VR worlds, thus deleting said useless class from political relevance. The genocide itself aims to "solve" billions of joblessness due to mass automation, balance the budget, and significantly reduce ecological pressures. Its resulting stability and cash flush will allow continuous, explosive hyper-acceleration of technological growth that will create a post-scarcity abundance for the "chosen" surviving 3-4 billion, leading to the "Fourth Impact"–described as a "total synthesis" between cyber-biotech, hyper-intelligence through brain-computer merger, and post-singularity "strong AI" to a new breakaway species and literally become God.
Pasca was born in an illegal midwife clinic in a kaoman fishing slum near Tandjung Emas shipping dockyard, Semarang, Dwipantara. His father was Sheikh Rein D. Alatas, a member of parliament, heir to the Alatas Group mining and real estate conglomerate, and rising star politician from the ruling National Awakening Party of Unification (PKB–B). Despite this privileged upbringing, the 1999-2006 Dwipantaran Civil Conflict erupted just weeks before his birth, forcing his mother Juno and his then 2-year-old older sister Arunika to flee east to Rein's hometown of Semarang. Although they were taken warmly under the protection of local boss Pak Dadap, living conditions were still austere of rampant crime and poverty, with Juno being lucky of scoring a job as an assistant researcher from Universitas Diponegoro (Undip). Growing up in a conservative backwater, Arunika later stated that "despite concluding that Islamic teachings are nonsense at quite an early age", Pasca "never resented Islam..." he was instead "awe-amazed by Islam's uncanny ability" to "brainwash and boss around the entire society" without much physical force. Pasca himself recalled being beaten with a wooden ruler by his kindergarten school teacher, after stating that his dream is to "become Islam's 26th apostle" that will "outshine the Prophet Muhammad".
A child prodigy, Pasca started reading his mother's medical manuals at the age of 2 and was extremely good at decoding language and mathematics, already familiar with vector calculus by the time he's seven years old. Awkward, small, and with a genetic mutation that abnormally greyed his hair, Pasca found it impossible to connect to his peers, most are the offsprings of shipping workers, and was bullied throughout his childhood. He even almost drowned when a city youth gang beats and threw him to a flood control canal, leading to permanent lung damages that impaired his physical endurance. Neglected by his researcher mother and his poorly paid teachers, Pasca often skipped school in favor of spending hours in Undip's public and computer library on the city's hilly outskirts 5 km away from his house, which he visited with his bicycle almost daily. In secret, however, he often vented his frustration by inflicting extreme violence to insects and animals, often abducting neighborhood pets to mutilate their limbs or facial features in an attempt to "create a functional cyborg".
As political violence subsided by 2008, the family reunited to Serpong, an elite retreat south of Djakarta. By the age of 9, Pasca and his new friends (mostly of wealthy Chinese descent) developed an interest in computing using materials borrowed from Juno's colleague and ITB's top computer scientist, Dr. Abdullah "Pak" Dengklek, who took a personal interest. He would become the most famous member of the state-sponsored TOKD, bringing four consecutive gold medals in the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) of 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 before enrolling into the prestigious ITB at the age of 14. Advised by his father, who has risen into becoming governor of Djakarta in 2012, Pasca also launched a viral programming and college entrance preparation YouTube channel, Pasca Kelas as an "exercise" to "improve his public skills", and was ultimately successful in becoming massively popular throughout both his nationally elite campus and the country as a "YouTuber genius". Arunika recalled thinking of his younger brother as a "narcissistic, insufferable nerd" who "looked down upon those below him", and often teased him using a measuring tape to "see how large has his pompous head ballooned".
However, these public successes hid a dark truth within the Alatas family. Unknown to the press, his mother Juno was actually diagnosed with Huntington's Disease, a genetic disorder that, after flaring up, progressively destroys cellular neurons, causing chorea, dementia, cognitive retardation, and ultimately death. The eventual revelation of her illness - and that he himself inherited it - inspired Pasca to abandon the olympiads in favor of majoring in ITB's biotechnology, but she passed away just two years later after months in a vegetative state. The death devastated Pasca's father Rein, then had just been elected PKB-B leader and was eyeing a presidential run. Pasca recalled taking care of his griefing father with mixed feelings, with him often found at his lowest moments "walking around the family estate in his pajamas, confused, screaming and calling his wife's name", and saw how his father's "immense political power and opulent wealth seems completely worthless" at those instances. Heavily inspired by the likes of Elon Musk and Dr. David Sinclair, Pasca became determined to move to the United States, saying "America is where great things are possible... more than anywhere else in the world", and immediately seized the chance when Pak Dengklek offered him a scholarship to MIT.
"The answer is 'who cares'. What's clear is that God is a problem, and problems are solved by innovation. Us: engineers, startup founders, we're born to beat to death the s**t out of problems and profit from it. Let's begin."
Whether unfortunate or fortunate, Pasca's 2016 arrival in America coincided with the dawn of the biggest, most awful, most despair-inducing interval in modern history. Racing against "his impending excruciating death", Pasca earned a reputation as an workaholic who "while undoubtedly is a hyper-achieving genius", is also "a sociopath who led similar-minded people" to "exploit until dry those who are more naive in an almost industrial scale" to "accelerate the group's collective rise in academia", eventually becoming the leader of the rumoured "Cambridge Mafia". In 2018 he graduated from MIT with Ph.D. in both computer science and molecular biology before applying in Google Calico. He then quitted after two years in a "mutiny" with his eight colleagues of various ages, including Mark Tride and Oliver Heng.Moving to Reno, NV, they signed a deal for the first $19 million for their new company, DeepDoc, which developed an "AI doctor" that analyzes billions of medical data and recommends the best treatment for a patient. They also developed heavily in-demand software and information systems, especially in medical research information system, visualization technologies, and genetic analysis. Within two years, the company bloomed to a valuation of $1.4 bn.
In 2023, Pasca met investor Lex Pelmann and co-founded DeepDive. They developed a "human scanning" technology that analyzes the gene structure and monitors the fluctuations of blood composition, hormones, brain waves, and hundreds of other parameters via implanted chips, enabling humans to scan and monitor their own body 24/7. This is because 60% of hospitalization is directly due to day-to-day lifestyle decisions, prescription taking, and health habit. Aided by in-vivo technologies, it is now possible for DeepDoc's artificial intelligence to evaluate the collected data and produce by-hour interventions, thus significantly cutting long-term medical costs. As of 2032, DeepDive chips have been implanted in 458 million people worldwide, with a total of 1.1 billion connected to the DeepDoc AI through hospital and healthcare systems.
MINT, Pasca Garden, and Human ExperimentationsDeepDive also took over the Swiss research institution EPFL and its infamous chief, advanced neuroscientist Dr. Harle "Chop-Chop" Charles, saving him from a lengthy jail time in Libreville after being caught performing unethical brain "researches" in rural Guinea-Bissau, secretly sponsored by the Chinese intelligence to develop new computer and AI technologies by "reverse-engineering the human brain". Having basically stolen one of Beijing's brightest assets in exchange for a c$188 million worth of investment in Guinea-Bissau's medical infrastructure, with some accusing of secret backing by the US government, DeepDoc achieved breakthroughs in cellular-level brain scanning methods and technology, encoding-decoding, and connectome mapping.
This rapid success was largely achieved through a total disregard of traditional research ethics and the participants' welfare. Utilizing Pasca Garden's self-governing status (and, allegedly, secret deals with Pentagon and Langley) to prevent state and federal supervision, Pasca instituted a policy of "transparency" to pre-emptively destroy whistleblowing attempts, by establishing an independent(ish) ethics board that enforces full disclosure of all details to the volunteers before any trial, including (if exist) risks of death, memory and brain damages, or permanent psychological rupture due to prolonged or periodic extreme pain, along with its compensation policy of "the bigger the risk, the bigger the biscuit". Note that the board doesn't actually ban said dangerous experiments. The resulting global flood of scientific and technological breakthroughs, dubbed the "Neuroscientific Revolution" (which earned Dr. Charles the controversial 2029 Nobel Prize in biology), enabled the company to develop ionic transistors for computers, modeled after the brain's neuromodulators that allows the in-process modification of continuous signals and logic gates (as opposed to discrete states of "0" and "1"). DeepDive's modulative ionic neurotransistor (MINT) technology, along with its corresponding development of new algorithmic designs, thus overhauled the global artificial intelligence field, and the company was crowned the "Microsoft of neurogenerative AI" by Forbes on 2032. In fact, the breakthrough was often compared to the invention of classical transistors in 1947, the progenitor of all modern tech industry. The magazine projected MINT to render 60-70% of the global semiconductor manufacturing industry obsolete within 10-15 years.
Biotechnological RevolutionArmed with a strong enough AI design and computing power, Pasca moved to "his real goals all along of curing his impending doom and defeat God", and launched two other ventures. DeepDoc CEO Oliver Heng often used this fact to promote Pasca's "hyper-geniusness" while pitching for funding, saying "Atalla's MOSFET was the peak of his career... Pasca invented MINT because he was annoyed that our entire species' tech capacity is still too primitive for his actual visions." The first venture, Phimmortal Inc., capitalizes on rapid breakthroughs in cell reprogramming, accelerated regeneration technology, and hyper-personalized induction of Yamanaka reversal. In particular, the petabytes of DeepDoc cellular-level medical data from its 1.1 billion customers, along with quantum computing and DeepDive's neuroplastic AI, has allowed subatomic-level simulations of trillions of potential drugs and therapies in billions of biological systems and scenarios at once, achieving previously unthinkable breakthroughs.
MiniSwarm Intelligence meanwhile is a holding of various startups that sought to develop smart, remote controllable nanorobotic swarms that can be automatically designed from scratch by the DeepDoc AI, mass-produced, and delivered in under 1 hour, hyper-personalized to each patient based on their real-time cellular-level bodily data, thus able to cure "anything". This includes performing genetic engineering to individual cells, one by one, to all 37.2 trillion cells in the human body, opening a completely new biotechnological sector with limitless possibilities in both healthcare, and more importantly, transhumanism. Both companies are now in the testing phase and plan to roll out first-generation products before 2035, with the end goal of "immortality, eternal youth, and the extinction of the very concept of 'disease'." The population of Pasca Garden notably increased during this period, housing many desperate patients of horrific illnesses eager to volunteer for the experimental therapies.
In 2030, just before starting his political career, Pasca founded NerveBoost, which focuses on achieving hyper-immersive virtual reality known as "nerveboosting". Led by Pasca's ambitious sister Arunika Pasca (who previously founded the game development company Zamrud Visuals), the company aims to develop revolutionary brain-computer interface (BCI) technology with the immediate goal of becoming the "Apple of 2040". That is, NerveBoost's BCI - based on in vivo nanorobotic swarm able to suppress, activate, and control individual neurons - aims to replace the entire global mobile phone, smart-glass, PC, and laptop industry of trillions of dollars with itself. The long-term goal itself meanwhile is to achieve human hyper-intelligence capable of competing with AI, by outsourcing thought and brain computations to external cloud MINT-based neurocomputers. Zamrud Visuals, which became NerveBoost's subsidiary, is also planning to release the world's first Nerveboosted Massively Multiplayer Online (NMMO), Ascent Dive, before 2040.
Deliberately offensive tweets such as this are produced to research the effectiveness of the RA's AI-run campaign for ageist hatred and discrimination. As predicted, the result showed a substantial national increase of those who supports Pasca's "based" ageist politics, with 35-40% of Americans having "undecided" or "neutral opinion" on jargons such as "boomercide".
Amazon of Healthcare
In the early 2020s, one in four dollars in the average American household is spent on the exploitative medical system. Recognizing this juicy opportunity, Pasca led DeepDoc to be the unquestioned online platform of healthcare, including for the booming direct primary care market. Not only would DeepDoc AI monitor the human body 24/7 through its chips, but it will also then analyze the entire market to find the cheapest, safest, most effective medical solutions. Combined with his anti-aging products and preventive healthcare, Pasca slashed average national medical spending by 40-45% and as much as 80% for drugs such as insulin, as his Amazon-esque online platform enabled for a breakthrough 'transparent healthcare' that reduces prices through capitalist competition, where costs "to the individual pills" are openly compared by AI and online communities while the barrier to entry is lower, replacing the Big Pharma oligarchy with a far more decentralized and competitive supply chain. Automation also brought about a radical transformation in other areas of the medical industry, and as of 2033, DeepDoc controls 50% of hospital information systems in the US alone, with its artificial intelligence and network of robots thoroughly involved in everything from disease detection, screening, diagnosis, pharmaceutical decisions, medications delivery, and post-treatment monitoring.
Unsurprisingly, Pasca was quickly beset by anti-trust allegations from those unhappy with his machinations. Yet the 2025 monetary crisis, the 2026 Chinese invasion of Taiwan, and a Republican midterm sweep led to the collapse of President Elizabeth Warren's $40 trillion "Medicare-for-all" program. Warren herself was defeated in the 2028 election by the pro-market Rand Paul, who invited Pasca to his business advisory council, giving Pasca influence within America's most powerful tech magnates and industrialists. In 2029 however, Paul announced that the US will again leave the Paris Accord and reverse the 2025 Zero Emission Protocol. In protest, Pasca immediately resigned from the council and soon found himself leading a national and even international opposition against Paul's energy policy.
In 2029.09, also capitalizing on Tech's industry-wide fears of an American-style sinofication (referring to China's 2020s crackdown on tech companies deemed too powerful), Pasca was elected chair of the Literally Save The World Conference, attended by powerful figures such as Peter Thiel, Satya Nadella, Elon Musk, Paul Thikno, Sundar Pichai, and almost 2.100 other leaders in businesses, NGOs, and academia. Along with calling for climate actions, Pasca also delivered his famous call for a "Great Synthesis" to end the decades-long hostility between innovators and regulators. The meeting also addressed the threat of a catastrophic left-wing surge akin to the Warren years.
"That's right. We're going to, uh, coup the United States federal government."
The conference led to the amalgamation of nearly all of Silicon Valley's and Reno Area's political machineries into a united US Technology and Climate Forum, an immediate precursor to Resilient Acceleration first meant as a super-PAC and pressure group for climate policies and innovation. Many elements criticized the group - famous for its brazen motto "TECH IS LIVE AMMO" - as an oligarchal plot seeking to torpedo the US's anti-trust laws, which isn't necessarily too far from the truth. Yet Pasca, one of the most extreme, was the first to really assemble a force cohesive enough to efficiently counter Washington's increasing hostility, earning him respect and trust from the whole sector. And an opportunity would soon come...
Winter of Despair2030.01-02 was the coldest and longest winter in the last 118 years. As permanent unemployment (meaning that the price of labor also collapsed, further supressing average wages down to catastrophic levels), national debt, and federal deficit rose to apocalyptic levels, President Paul announced further cuts on ACA, Medicare, and Social Security. In protest, riots, and looting quickly swept across Minessota to New Jersey, enlarged by malicious disinformation. At the same time, the central operating system (ctOS) of Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, and Cleveland were attacked and their entire electric grid and water system was shut down for a week, causing city-wide anarchies and nation-wide panic in the first high-profile case of cyberterrorism.
Coincidentally, Pasca released his phenomenal book Apotheosis just a month before, revolving around a graphic apocalyptic future of far worse automation-induced joblessness, overpopulation due to immortality, climate crisis, cyberattacks, and uncertainty. He also analyzed 43 interconnected and potentially existential problems that the US is woefully unprepared to address, 6 of whom were realized during the Winter of Despair. Other arguments from his book include:
Aging population has greatly ballooned welfare spending, shrunk domestic markets, and decimated tax revenue, risking a total collapse of the growth-dependent global capitalism.
Its response, immortality technologies that will reduce the global death rate to near zero, will lead to an apocalyptic overpopulation of 15-16 billion. At least 60-70% of which would not be able to compete against automation and live their life dependent on basic income.
Past generations have spectacularly failed to push warming below 2°C. As result, runoff climate change will increase global temperature by 13°C in the next few decades, obliterating the biosphere, reducing the Earth's carrying capacity by 90-95%, and thus kill 15 billion out of 16 billion humans by 2100.
Meanwhile, a powerful global order is needed to end the post-2025 "monetary anarchy" era and create a unified, singular, planet-wide monetary system based on decentralized blockchains, accepted by everyone.
Pasca then outlined several solutions to the immediate problems facing the world today:
Immortality will solve the aging problem, erase the concept of "retirement", and reduce government spending on healthcare and pension by 80% and 100% respectively.
To solve problems caused by both overpopulation and automation, a "peaceful genocide" to eradicate the "useless class" (the elderly, destitute, and the permanently unemployable) is thus necessary to keep civilization functional. Direct mass murder obviously won't be approved by voters, so Pasca aims to forcibly suppress the global birth rate to very low. Obviously then, immortality technology must be restricted to the "chosen" 3-4 billion population.
While waiting for the useless class to go extinct, a Universal Basic Income only for the working-age (and thus, the protesting-age) populace must be implemented to prevent them from instigating chaos and insurrections. However, leaving boomers to fend for themselves in the streets would be fine, as frail and sickly elders can be easily crushed by riot control if they protest.
The book quickly became subject to media ridicule and condemnation, especially from left-wing groups and seniors. Yet with Warren's hard-left policy of spending spree a failure, Paul's austerity measures being extremely unpopular, and national desperation at an all-time high, American trust in its own system was collapsing. While Pasca's cult-like global following in tech sectors and Randian keyboard warriors quickly pick up his message and defend him to the death, he especially resonated with the US middle and high-income class, who had long feared a violent low-class backlash against automation and inequality. Pasca provided a clear 'solution' to look into, and slowly, national support flock into his camp.
"...Do you feel in charge?"
Unbeknownst to the general public, the Future Front and later Resilient Acceleration (RA) was already working on a top-secret project only known by Board members as the "Tech Plot". Spending c$3.8 billion in total, Pasca personally led a collaboration between Microsoft, Google Deepmind, OpenAI, and DeepDoc to develop a public-data-harvesting artificial intelligence and build a nation-wide, cross-corporate "national discourse control infrastructure" that will "shame Cambridge Analytica to death", as it can :
Read and analyze almost all existing public data in existence, including social media, search results, media consumption, network of acquaintances, financial decisions.
Rigorously profile each US voter, detailing their most prized beliefs, their emotion, what they want, how they think, and how they react to stimuli, and continuously update it in real-time.
In particular, large amount of data are fed to swarming chatbot AIs of fake personhood that swarmed online forums and social media, giving them the ability to 'produce arguments' hyper-specifically tailored to every individual. Combined with hyper-personalized content, articles, deep fakes, and tampering of search results and YouTube recommendations, this gives the RA the ability to 'convince anyone' about 'anything'.
OpenAI and Microsoft were already jointly developing GPT-5, a quantum-computer-based machine learning system based on DeepDive's cellular-level brain connectome modeling that has 784 trillion times more parameters than GPT-3, so the development was quickly completed. The resulting system, nicknamed "NATE BRONZE", was secretly tested on the Milwaukee 2029 special election with flying colors. This was probably illegal and watchdog organizations were already started to notice some irregularities, but Pasca quickly came up with a brilliant strategy to both 1) test NATE BRONZE on a larger level and 2) prevent any federal investigation or Congressional action from taking place, directly: by taking over the Congress itself.
Following a historic human landing on Mars, which ballooned the hyper-popularity of space magnate Elon Musk and other RA members, Pasca announced on 2030.01.11 that he will challenge Sen. Robert Garcia (D-NV) in the Nevada Democratic Primaries. His massive campaign garnered support from tech companies, moderate progressive middle class, and working-class conservative Democrats under the "New Democrats" banner. Pasca would receive 50.32% of the vote throughout the primaries while his NewDem faction unseated half of the Democrats' DSA faction seats. Democrats would retake both Congress chambers and following what pundits termed the "Tech Coup", key DSA faction members were immediately purged off top positions in mass. Importantly, the NewDem faction only targeted the "economic radical left", while maintaining Democrats' strong grassroots support from minority groups.
Throughout his two-year tenure, Pasca sponsored or co-sponsored various legislations aimed at reforming the high education system and healthcare patents laws. A technolibertarian, critics point out that in reality, Pasca's largest success is not on how many legislations he passed, but how many legislations or Congressional actions he shot down. As former US Senate Anti-Trust Subcommittee Chairman Josh Hawley (R-MO) pointed out, "Pasca occupying the Senate is like appointing John D. Rockefeller to be in charge of Teddy Roosevelt's trust busting... it won't work." This is especially true as Big Tech's radically new business models have rendered traditional anti-trust laws "completely and utterly irrelevant". With the regulation-averse, libertarian Rand Paul on the White House and with a third of the Congress increasingly becoming "private properties" owned by RA stakeholders, both the proposed 2029 Public Privacy bill and the 2030 Corporate Anti-Trust Reform bill collapsed completely, essentially giving Reno Area and Silicon Valley a free-for-all while also solidifying Pasca's status as the capo di tutti capi of America's tech sector.
2032 US Elections
By himself, Pasca's political overtures won't go anywhere—he needs a vehicle to "soften" his image. New York City mayor Andrew Yang, a futurist politician terrifically popular within the Reno Area community, is the perfect figurehead to do just that: a genuinely caring, charismatic, yet weak leader, who will unite the country while Resilient Acceleration runs things from behind the scene. In the past, Pasca ironically opposed Yang's proposal of introducing new tax schemes for tech companies to fund "free money for the useless class". A meeting in 2025 however quickly changed his mind, as Pasca realized that UBI is perhaps the greatest single political tool capable of realizing the organization's plans of saving the world.
So despite being opposites in many sectors, due to ironically overlapping visions in multiple areas—most importantly Pasca's vision of a "stable global state", they became natural allies. A "good cop - bad cop" role was quickly agreed to with Yang serving the role of the compassionate voice of the people defending Americans against Big Tech domination, while Pasca serves as the tough, big-brain executor, enacting "unpopular but necessary actions" for "the greater good".
During this time, Pasca developed the theory of harmonic multipartisanism, a political strategy of having radical, violent political parties that viciously compete against each other as the opposition (and keep them at such state), allowing a "rational, technocratic order" to rule unopposed as a one-party state—akin to Japan's LDP, India's BJP, or Dwipantara's PKB–B. Throughout the early 2030s, RA campaigns became focused on (1) chaotically break apart the Republicans and Democrats into smaller parties and (2) push the 'most lunatic, unpopular radicals' to dominate opposition party nominations. They also strategically supported traditional third parties, thereby splitting the opposition against NewDem into five disunited, competitively hostile parties:
Republican Party, or the GOP, which imploded into various competing factions and unclear voter base, but is increasingly dominated by the new, potently evangelical Christian reawakening movement waging an ideological civil war against its "fascist" Trumpist rival, both bitterly competing for the now divided conservative bloc.
Patriot Party, or the MAGA Party, "privately-owned" by the 87-year old former president Donald J. Trump and his inner family. With the RA's "help", they are dominated by climate skeptics, conspiracy movements linked to domestic terrorism, and neo-nazi white supremacists, at the expense of more moderate figures.
Libertarian Party, which received a rise in popularity amid the Paul administration, just to siphon off votes from incumbent president Rand Paul who was criticized for "abandoning his roots" amid collapsing support.
Democratic Socialists of America, led by Sen. Alexandria O. Cortez. RA's social media algorithms have led the party to be dominated and completely distracted by "the most virulently toxic, self-destructive form of vigilante SJW-ism" that drowns their left-wing economic messages, while pushing for the sympathizers of far-left terror and Luddite groups to infiltrate and win its primaries.
Green Party, who similarly saw rapid surges following the Winter of Despair, but is only supported by the RA to siphon votes off the DSA.
In November 2032, NewDem would score the most controversial landslide victory in US history, taking over the presidency, House, and Senate with overwhelming supermajorities despite winning only 32% of the popular vote, which can be shrunk further to around 14% if the nonvoting voters is taken into account. Reports of NewDem's collusion with Alphabet, OpenAI, and Miraj quickly surfaced, documenting widespread cases of voter suppression, algorithmic deplatforming, and hyper-personalized targeted psychological engineering of voters far larger than in 2030. However, all Congressional attempt to launch investigations was disrupted by a clique led by Sen. Edmund Fennel (ND-OH), who was later made Senate majority whip and (later) the majority leader, allowing the transition period to pass uneventfully.
I Am the Senate
NewDem's new-found almost 70% majority in both chambers means that the party can bypass all veto, filibuster, or procedures, and thus "do whatever they want". During the closing ceremony of the 3rd General Meeting of Stakeholders of the Resilient Acceleration in Hanoi, 2032.11.11 (a week after the US elections), Pasca thus shocked the world by announcing that he has secured the backing of most NewDem factions to appoint himself to the office of the Senate Majority Leader. Arunika later acknowledged that Pasca has planned for a "Palpatine-style takeover" during his 2029 Senate anti-trust hearings, seeing it as "the most visible and based stepping stone" for him to cement his resilient accelerationist and dataist ideology as a new political force "whose influence shall far exceed that of communism", and spread it across the world. Certainly, the "incredibly based" spectacles and quasi-religious technopopulist aesthetics were immediately embraced by Pasca's fanatic stans across the world, from gaming NEETs to big YouTube influencers and startup CEOs.
Pasca spent the remaining period before the new Congress session to unveil through his YouTube channel, one by one, heaps of game-changing regulatory proposals that are "in such a detail that the whole thing must've been prepared at least 2 years earlier" by "a large network of RA-funded think-thanks". Chief among them is the National Resilience Act: for years, "national resilience" has been a key rallying point of both Pasca and (at least on paper) his boss, the now president-elect Yang. Among other things, the combined forces of climate change, automation, rapid technological growth, biothreats, cyber threats, to even threats of asteroid collision are specific existential problems with a wide range of uncertainty, and the only way to persevere against such calamities is to redefine and redesign existing systems such that it can quickly and continuously adapt new innovation and transform into stronger systems. Many thus quickly pointed out that Pasca's main goal of becoming the Senate leader is to ensure that he has direct control over the regulations backing the soon-to-be-created powerful "superminister" position of "Secretary of National Resilience". Another key item is the establishment of the National Public Data Administration Organization (NPDAO), which (among other things) seek to centralize the RA's widespread data-mining practices under single coordination with legal backing.
Freedom Dividend Act
Universal Basic Income. Each US citizen receives a generous amount of free money (c$2800 at the start) per month. This is especially lavish as the price of things is set to "go down by 50% every few years" due to widespread automation and AI advancement, creating a post-scarcity world of overabundance.
On the other hand, the resulting overdependence of the useless class to government grants yielded significant power, as the government can simply cut off the UBI if its recipient "don't behave". The "universal" clause would thus be abrogated by the next three legislations.
New Tax Deal
Reverses Paul-era tax cuts and instituted a higher income and capital gains act. Importantly, however, the act also mandates the federal government to "achieve international tax harmony", obligating her to "actively bully, with all means necessary, other countries with lower tax rates into raising theirs" and thus disrupt the global tax evasion system. Cooperation between the New Community is pivotal in pursuing this feat.
Being the leader of the RA, Pasca was influential in pressuring affiliated corporations to support his vision of a "stable innovative world". That is, while waiting for the RA's peaceful genocide against the useless class to take effect, providing them with costly UBI is necessary to prevent them from voting for anti-business populists.
New Security, Administration, and Federal Enforcement (NewSAFE) Act
An "omnibus bill" that completely restructured US government institutions and procedures into an information state based on AI as a primary component in policy-making, while overhauling and liberalizing almost all laws regarding privacy and data management.
Welfare Reform Package
Another sweeping omnibus bill that raised the retirement age from 67 to 77, while increasing subsidies of aging reversal researches by 470%. This act also abrogated or cut down other major welfare programs, such as Medicare, ACA, or EITC, as they are replaced by the UBI.
This package includes within it legislations seen as promoting senicide and eugenics, and many consider it a (not so) secret "fourth agenda" of the NewDem administration.
General Data Protection Act
Instead of protecting data, the law greatly liberalizes existing data protection regulations and "basically ended privacy as a concept", along the lines of the dataist principle that "more data flows equals more advancement". However, the act also sets limitations on tech companies such that they can't be the only ones who can establish access to such national data network - instead, such powers must be distributed to as many economic participants as possible.
The act also established the NPDAO, which critics point out can now centralize the RA's national psychological engineering practices to control American elections, thus allowing the NewDem party to "perpetually get elected until the end of time".
National Resilience Act
Sets a general doctrine for an American "national resilience" against 21st century existential threats, and empowers a new body to establish a new ministerial department - the US Department of National Resilience - with many powers to do so, centralizing various existing bodies under its authority.
Critics point out that anyone who sits in the position will basically become "half prime minister", undermining the American presidential system.
Following the infamous successive passing of these omnibus bills in a consecutive 6 days (after five months of debates), of which opposition figure Sen. Tom Cotton coined "the Weekly Acts", Pasca resigned his Senate Majority Leader position after just five months in office. He further resigned altogether from the Senate and was immediately tapped by Yang to the position of both the Secretary of National Resilience and the NPDAO chief just a day later. Even more egregiously, however, Pasca also got Congress to pass procedural changes to sessions, allowing Congress to convene and pass legislation even during holidays and thus makes way for the consecutive passing event. According to his chief of staff Anthony Bugas, the only reason is that Pasca wanted to "aesthetically draw parallels to the biblical narrative" of "God created the world in 6 days and rest on the 7th". The procedural changes were immediately reversed once Pasca left the Senate.
Pasca defending Yang Administration's immigration policy. A "stereotypical eccentric billionaire" and "online memelord", Pasca has been criticized for "giving very little care" about norms in international relations. The "food" parts refer to the recent Pasca-masterminded NewCom decision to embargo China off all supply of the now globally scarce phosphorus until the brutal occupation of Taiwan is lifted, effectively plunging the Asian superpower into famine at a time of seven years of Chinese economic depression, apocalyptic aging population, and hundreds of millions of unemployment.
During his inauguration speech as resilience minister, Pasca named the present world monetary situation as "the greatest short-term risk factor that can compromise any plan" and promised that America will return to its global leadership position to stabilize the situation. Just seven years ago, iin 2025, global hyperinflation and economic collapse led to widespread economic uncertainty, periodic catastrophic bubbles, and political discontent. To counter this uncertainty, the issue of a "one world cryptocurrency" has been on the agenda of Resilient Acceleration ever since the 2030 Osaka Meeting. In Pasca's capacity as RA chief representative, in 2033, he was appointed by President Yang as "czar in charge" of the Reno Meeting, seen as comparable to the Bretton Woods Agreement. At the core was the "cryptodollar": an energy-efficient cryptocurrency based on quantum computing that officially replaces all fiat currencies in the 54 member-states of the meeting, with other forms of payments are to be heavily restricted. The meeting also established the New Community, a global financial union that seeks to harmonize regulations adaptable to today's reality of decentralized, cross-national finances.
Rather quickly, NewCom also centralized competition efforts against the China-led world order under effective leadership. The alliance also coordinates the distribution of rapidly dwindling resources: notably, French and American hold over Moroccan phosphorus amid global shortage greatly improved the food security situation of NewCom member-states, at the expense of the total collapse of China's heavily fertilizer-dependent agricultural system. Pasca's visit to Brasilia also solidified PROSUL, South America's primarily right-leaning regional union, as an RA arm, to secure lithium in Chile and Bolivia.
In 2033, the leaked Osaka Papers meanwhile unveiled Pasca's and his organization's "extensive" involvement in sponsoring European far-right populism amid overflowing climate immigration, aiming to obliterate EU's anti-trust, anti-AI, anti-Tech regulatory regime and incapacitate the institutions able to enforce it, with the long-term goal of returning the continent under Cold War-style American domination.
Domestic and Technological Security
Hyperconnectivity has created a new global security challenge, as even a small security weakness in the right medium-sized company can result in a havoc 'large enough to end civilization'. Especially since by the time Pasca came into office, the very concept of 'computer encryption' has imploded amid the spread of quantum computing, rendering all un-updated software systems in the planet unusable. Resolving this grave issue was big within Pasca's portfolio, who quickly realized that a perfect cybersecurity defense is pretty much impossible due to the nature of technological progress.
As such, focus is instead given to pre-attack resilience and rapid response strategies, under the popular concept of "zero trust". China was officially declared the largest source of threat. Any tech transfers were banned under a 'war of attrition' policy aimed at technologically outcompeting the secluded state in the long term. Following the passing of the NewSAFE Act, Pasca also proclaimed a state of total cyberwar, which subjects all existing computer and IT infrastructure across the United States with random, intense, continuous hacking attempts by both the government and millions of independent "bounty hackers" groups (including those owned by tech giants), and fine those who failed such randomized tests. The high-value bounties also incentivized the reduction of cybercrime rates, with criminal hacking groups converting into government-sanctioned "public cybersecurity evaluators" en masse. This policy spurred an explosive demand in the cybersecurity industry (of which Pasca's DeepDive is a major player, thus generating tens of billions in profits), promoting national cybersecurity resilience through a positive loop of capitalist innovation.A perhaps far more worrying source of security threat, however, is the Malaise—the rise of extremism of all kinds. Upon taking office, the NewDem administration thus immediately forgo President Paul's libertarian, minarchist law and order policies in favor of "stuka siren-armed riot control drone swarms, mass public surveillance, 'chat bot patrols' on online forums, crime prediction AIs, and algorithmic psychological engineering of citizens." Among others was the utilization of UBI (which has replaced all other form of welfare), where citizens can either surrender some of their privacy rights in return for UBI checks, or they can refuse and starve to death. This also created an incentive for wealthier citizens to opt-out of Pasca's large welfare programs (thus reducing federal expenditure).
Per the Osaka papers, however, it has been suggested that Pasca and his RA themselves were the ones responsible for causing such a high spike in terror activity. This is because the Tech Plot's NATE BRONZE AI was, in general, given three commands:
Make that guy vote for NewDem.
If that's infeasible, make that guy vote for another party in such a way that divide opposition votes, leading to a NewDem victory.
If that's infeasible, make that guy stop voting at all, maybe by pushing beliefs such as 'all parties are capitalist lapdogs', 'all parties are controlled by the child-molesting Jews', whatever.
In practice, this led the algorithm to rigorously psychologically condition citizens who already possess anti-NewDem, anti-RA views to stop trusting political institutions in general. Which, in turn, open them up for radicalization by extreme groups. In response, Pasca has ordered large-scale development on far stronger and invasive crime prediction AI, as to better concentrate the resources and attention of law enforcement, welfare reliefs, and/or social services to individuals and networks deemed "most likely" to commit wrongdoings, while engineering the internet interaction and recommendations of targets as to psychologically steer them to a more desirable state. This is while rapid technological development, drone swarm technology, and hyper-connectivity are enabling near-instant crime investigation, thus "automating the police".
First coined in Pasca's book 'Apotheosis', Applicative Nihilism was described as the "incredibly obvious" observation of the scientific fact that the human mind is merely a biochemical algorithm made of atomic structures that emerged through Darwinian selection. The implications are damning for the very idea of Liberalism. This is because individualistic liberalism, according to Pasca, is "let's be honest, based on completely arbitrary, made-up premises" that "bears near-zero correlation to actual scientific reality". Things such as morality and human rights are, scientifically, nothing more but "fiction of zero empiric value" that happen to "increase the dopamine of those who believe in it". What is right or wrong is instead a question of manipulating the brain's algorithm by giving the "correct" specific inputs, just like YouTubers trying to placate YouTube's algorithm. A job perfect for algorithms capable of generating and simulating trillions of possible inputs at once. In its application, the RA now has millions of social media chatbots able to pose as human, talk to each voter and produce hyper-personalized arguments to convince them about "anything", even sending them links to seemingly legit source articles written a microsecond ago, with everything from choosing which data to show until paragraph layouting being catered on the target's psychological impulses and sub-conscious personal prejudices.
This political philosophy of "automating away democracy with AI" thus became NewDem's unofficial doctrine of Automated Populism, where democracy (where different ideas compete for people's feelings) and dictatorships (where violence is used to convince people's feelings to accept a set of ideas) are rendered outdated. That is, while the target voter base is continuously psychologically engineered to convince them of the party ideology, party ideology is also determined and continuously changed to genuinely reflect the feelings and beliefs of the voter base, especially on easy-to-grab emotional issues such as gender or race, thereby reaching a state of equilibrium. Pasca maintains that this brainwashing of the useless class is a form of "mercy", as the RA can thus rely on the liberal-democratic status quo to accomplish its noble goals of saving civilization instead of establishing a totalitarian tech dictatorship. On the other hand, it is therefore an existential mission for the productive class to achieve hyper-intelligence using cyber-biotech and save themselves from being brainwashed by AI.
Socialist Technolibertarianism and Narco-State
As political commentator J. McCullough pointed out, socialist technolibertarianism is libertarianism for tech bros and socialism for the useless class, with the word "socialism" being strategically chosen to dilute the meaning even further. In the crux of the belief is the mantra "redistribute yes, regulate no"—a long-standing political ethos of Silicon Valley and Reno Area. That is, most tech entrepreneurs are actually very supportive of progressive tax hikes and a strong welfare state (especially in the form of UBI). What they don't tolerate however are business regulations—wages, anti-trust regulation, worker's unions, maternity leave, privacy rights, consumer data protections against advertisers, human experimentation laws. Such inefficient excess will catastrophically impede innovation and Reno Area's promise to realize a global post-scarcity "radical abundance" for everyone through technology and automation, as seen in many "socialist utopias".
However, some have pointed out that a "world without jobs" will "plunge the useless class into nihilistic consumerist hedonism" of immersive virtual reality, advanced antidepressants or drugs (coincidentally, the NewDem recently approved federal legalization of unregulated marijuana and various other far more potent drugs), and political apathy. A mass stasis that efficiently crushes resistance against the RA's agenda of peaceful global genocide. The SCDO for example published a shocking report that by late 2033, there has been a 30.000% increase in drug overdose cases and that "95% of them are voters who recently voted for political parties other than NewDem, primarily boomers and leftist low-income". A shocking 90% also reported that they started taking drugs after "some people online thoroughly convinced them to do so" through various means - dealing with mental problems, rebellion against societal norms, whatever, leading to allegations that "certain parties are trying to algorithmically convince the undesirables" into "voluntarily genociding themselves". WHO meanwhile recently reported that even more extreme incidents are being reported across many member-states of the RA-aligned New Community, with signs that China is also starting to copy such policy.
At the same time, many NGOs also reported that algorithmically promoted hate narratives against drug users are exploding within higher-income populations, describing the tens if not hundreds of millions of "permanently unemployable, economically useless" addicts as "subhumans" or "trash", a sign of "innate lower intelligence" of which "the sooner they die out, the better". These AI-promoted hate speech also often circulates in parallel with news about impending climate collapse, global immigration crisis, catastrophic overpopulation, and open public discourse about "how should we reduce the amount of the global population".
Like the 1930s, global turmoils of the 2020s have led to various radical, esoteric ideologies rising into prominence. Pasca's rise to power was unique, however, as it was marked by hateful politics not against a minority ethnic or belief, but against an age group. Often referred to as the "Great Idea", in short, "all the world's problems were the boomers' fault", from the hoarding of real estate to national debt to climate change. The ageism spike is thus seen as a "just and fair backlash", a "corrective karma" for those "selfish, irresponsible, parasitic" past generations who, in the last 8 decades, has garnered a vast amount of wealth and prosperity through unbridled environmental destruction. The 2032 NAPA report meanwhile detailed in length Pasca's and RA's deep attempts to "normalize the discrimination of people of 65 and older worldwide" through satires, stereotyping, and memes, algorithmically promoted and mass amplified by RA-aligned social media giants, to influence the younger and online generations to develop a "culture of shocking and fervent hatred against elderly seniors".
It is thus to no one's surprise that Pasca's political agenda is fixated on "solving" the "Boomer Question". That is, despite elders only comprising 20% of the population, they eat up 60% of the federal budget in the form of the "pyramid schemes" of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, ACA, and other medical and pension benefits on federal, state, and local levels, all paid through unsustainable debt, printing money, or outright "extorting" the wealth hard-earned by the already extremely pressured younger working class. Combined with increasing military spending due to competition with China, this leaves the other 80% of Americans with very little government support. As such, according to Pasca, gradually cutting all of these gigantic elderly care by 90-95% will free up trillions of cryptodollars for governments worldwide to be redistributed into far more important things that will benefit the "80% majority": education, space colonization, paying off the national debt, targeted welfare and UBI for the lower class, immortality researches for the younger generation, and combating climate change. Unbearable economic crunch on the elderly also means that they will die faster as calculated by NPDAO's algorithms, thus increasing the share of NewDem voters among the population (as boomers tend to not vote for the NewDem). If they protest, unlike the younger low-income class (of which the NewDem are trying to support with a living-wage-level basic income), frail 70-year-olds of poor health are also quite easy to be violently beaten to a pulp by tear gas and riot control, meaning that there's little political risk.
Pasca is married to Maki Satou, a corporate prosecutor formerly in charge of a federal investigation against Pasca's tax reports. The rivals-turned-lovers relations of "constant outsmarting" is described as "worthy of a rom-com adaptation", with Pasca "falling in love at first sight" (though some describe it as more of an extreme unhealthy obsession) at the cold, cunning, 5-year older Satou, who despite finding him likable, used the infatuation of the romantically inexperienced biotech billionaire to advance her career interests. Both are perfectly aware of this, and their marriage agreement is said to resemble a long-term business contract involving comprehensive quid-pro-quo political and business deals. Ironically, their second child Sora Satou was born deaf despite Pasca's eugenic views and rumored genetic engineering attempts, though Pasca is surprisingly fine with any kind of genetic defect "as long as it doesn't impair intelligence".
Even today, Pasca often monitors operations directly. During busy days, night guards often found him sleeping on the floor of NPDAO quantum computer labs in the nuclear-resistant basements of James N. Mattis building, Washington D.C., often on "cramped places between servers, warmed by the heat output." In his sparse free time, Pasca often streams video games made by his sister's Zamrud Visuals, with millions of fanatic followers, and is a surprisingly capable player popular for both his high-difficulty series and his victory catchphrase, I am literally God".
As part of his doctorates, of which he "exhaustingly juggles" with his business responsibilities, Pasca has authored several landmark papers still widely cited to this day in various applications. Political analyst C. Franklin observed that Pasca "very obviously loves to show off his big brain" by often referencing elements of his works on many political activities, signaled by the famous catchphrase "According to me...".
Alatas, Arka Pasca D.; Rajatpuram, A. (2018). "On the Theoretical Application of Neuromodulative Data Formation in General Computing." Springer.
Alatas, Arka Pasca D.; Heng, O.; Rajatpuram, A. (2020). "A Bidirectional Approach in Neurogenerative Artificial Intelligence". Acta Mathematica.
Alatas, Arka Pasca D.; Krassarsky, A. Charles, H. (2024). "Artificial Ionic Transistors". Nature.
Adams, L.; Alatas, Arka Pasca D.; bin Zahir, B. (2028). "A General Theorem on Behavioural Genetics". The Lancet.
Alatas, Arka Pasca D. (2029). Apotheosis: Towards Betterment. John Wiley & Sons, Co.