@rysiek "this is a therapy session, but also a session where we want to find ways to combat technosolutionism"
@rysiek technosolusionism: when a technical solution preceds the problem. When problems are searched for technical solutions, instead of the other way round.
@rysiek nightmare scenario: "in 50 years dealing with blockchain as a *legacy* system."
@rysiek "how to deal with technosolusionism coming from donors, funders, or partners?"
"Bring people experienced in a given problem space and talk it through"
@rysiek ok wondering if blocksha.me is available...
@rysiek "two actual working use-cases for blockchain: buying drugs, paying ransomware ransoms"
@rysiek "Hype cycle needs to be avoided when human lives are in danger. Refugee crisis is no place to prototype new tech"
@rysiek "blockchain is not decentralized; in a decentralized system parts are independent, in blockchain they are interdependent; this is an important distinction"
@rysiek I'd be inclined to agree the day my bank allows me to send money on sunday ;)
@rysiek @ilja Jokes aside though, blockchain and cryptocurrencies are not without flaws, but neither were electric cars 20 years ago. And in a world where the "improvements" and "innovations" in banking boil down to "install our android app to make transfers go faster" I think we really need to seek out some alternatives, even if they suck for a while.
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