IF you interested in the nutty detail of what our #encryptionists are up to with the money fantasies https://www.forbes.com/sites/francescoppola/2016/06/17/thunder-and-lightning-in-the-bitcoin-world/?sh=15b3d97445c8
Remember that exciting #encryptionists crap you were interested in a few years ago and a few of you still are. It was crap then, its crap an avalanche of crap now https://medium.com/crypto-lucid/decentralized-trustless-debunking-bitcoins-biggest-myth-8ea8a27197e2
Spotify uses a ton of energy for streaming. Spotify makes billions while 90% of artists make pennies. Spotify makes A TON of money from ads that are b4 songs uploaded without permission and/or use samples that aren’t cleared.
Is it unethical to use Spotify instead of pirating music and listening to the mp3s offline? Sending $1 on Bandcamp to a musician is probably more than they’ll ever make from you streaming their songs and uses way less electricity.
Resources for restricting the nut intake in everyday life https://www.climatechangecommunication.org/conspiracy-theory-handbook/
I somehow got the impression that not many people believe their ethical consumerism is enough, but it's 'what they can do'.
Here we are, gawking into the abyss, taking on systemic issues... I can't blame people for not wanting to join in 😆
(Would be excellent though, if we could divert even a tiny fraction of the cash going into green washed products to systemic projects)
This is what our nutty friends in the #encryptionists world have been building out for the last 5 years. Artificial scarcerty in #openweb that all there projects come from is direct #deathcult worship. These guys are pushing the dispacent of billions of people and the death of millions over the next 100 years due to ecological disaster #XR
You need to talk to the deluded ones, and directly confront the non deluded ones in the cryptocurrency space.
Amazon pulled out of NYC when activists and politicians dared to question the wisdom of giving a wildly profitable monopolist a massive subsidy that would lead to the destruction of local businesses and skyrocketing housing prices.
Today in his BIG newsletter, Matt Stoller interviews NY's Senator Mike Gianaris, who introduced SB933, which explicitly broadens the basis for antitrust enforcement to include curbing unaccountable corporate power and protecting workers.
I see the same pattern in a lot of other places. A movement needs support. People that understand and support the goal and do the hard work, often without reward. Instead they are attacked. It takes a lot to continue to fight for good solutions.
The advantage of being older in tech is that you have seen generations of #fail and a few success, so in a good positions to push down fail and push up the working. Of course there are no guarantees on any of these, but meany things are obviously pointless, and some things are interestingly possible. So overall a worthwhile contribution.
Political and tech - On the political side, there is arrogance and ignorance, on the geek side there is naivety and over- complexity
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