"My local [Canadian] supermarket made a garden on their roof and is distributing the goods directly in store!"
I'm giving an overview of the state of decentralized social networks on Wednesday at a virtual meetup, Open Tech Will Save Us, hosted by Matrix: https://matrix.org/open-tech-will-save-us/
There will also be talks on the Nym Mixnet and Aether P2p. Drop by!
List of economic science fiction:
Just found a project to make a comic about hackerspaces: https://glider.ink/the-project/
As I've revealed in my last Patreon post, I've been working on adding end-to-end encryption APIs into Mastodon as an upgrade to the direct message system.
Any and all technical details available at the moment are here:
An implementation guide for app developers is being worked on.
I published a post comparing IPFS and Dat at a high level and in the technical details the other day:
Do you use either? What do you like or dislike about them?
Does anyone want to review my draft blog post on decentralized social networks? I'm comparing federated and p2p models, focusing on Mastodon and ssb.
Any feedback is welcome, I tried to write up an objective take on the pros and cons of each.
Gopuram icon - how did fontawesome manage to represent such a complicated structure in an emoji-sized icon? https://fontawesome.com/icons/gopuram?style=solid
Maybe my brain is internet poisoned, but I often don't try to read books linearly. Like, look, the book is there to serve me, not vice versa. I'm going to read it how I want.
I've appalled people by sometimes starting in the middle of fiction books. If the end was good I'll go back and read the beginning. There are so many books out there, I had to see if it was worth my time!
Sci-Fi plot I'd love to read:
"Rapid human evolution" invented. New species of humans emerges in 2020, evolved for modern world:
👅 Palate calibrated to modern food availability: tasty = healthy
🏙️ Adapted for cities, not tribes: no Dunbar number
💼 Highly abstract and specialized work feels natural and motivating
💗 Empathy scales w/ numbers
🧠 Stats are intuitive. Brain prefers "full picture" over consistency
Homo sapiens see this new species as a mixture of superhuman, pathetic, and alien.
You're Hardwired To Love Social Media https://medium.com/s/love-hate/youre-hardwired-to-love-social-media-it-s-time-to-deprogram-c59cd1a7bc20
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