"This post is a reply to Moxie’s recent article “My first impressions on web3”. Although I am writing a criticism, I am grateful for Moxie’s post because it exposes several truths that underlie web3, which most people are not willing to see. There is a surprising amount of centralization actively brewing in the “decentralized” space and most of its advocates don’t seem concerned. I think money blinds people to the uncomfortable truths that Moxie made explicit."

"If we do want to change our relationship to technology, I think we’d have to do it intentionally. My basic thoughts are roughly:
1.We should accept the premise that people will not run their own servers by designing systems that can distribute trust without having to distribute infrastructure.
2. We should try to reduce the burden of building software."

Of all the promises made in the name of Web3, two stand out as particularly radical and democracy-enhancing. First, some expect it to accelerate the process of decentralisation. Second, we are assured that, in liberating artists from the extractivist data clutches of Spotify and their ilk, crypto projects could usher in a cultural revolution, giving rise to the autonomous and self-sufficient “creator economy.”

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Jan-Eike Hornauer

Memento Moria

Die Hölle der Lager, man musste sie sehen,
dass Moria brannte, es zeigte die Not.
Es machte uns deutlich: Hier muss was geschehen.
Wir alle sind Menschen. Und dort herrscht der Tod.

Wir sahen mit Schauern und wahrhaft betroffen:
Das Menschsein verendet auf unserem Grund.
Der Flüchtling soll schließlich gar nichts mehr hoffen,
aus Angst, er vermehrt sich, der elende Hund. (...)

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Oh, das Interview mit Katharina, Volker und mir ist gerade bei netzpolitik.org erschienen. =)

"Digitale Mündigkeit im Selbstversuch – Eine neue Art zu leben"

netzpolitik.org/2021/digitale- #Netzpolitik #Coaching #Datenschutz #Privacy #DigitaleMuendigkeit

The film’s title comes from Psalm 22:20, when Jesus is suffering on the cross. (“Deliver me from the sword, my precious life from the power of the dogs.”) “As the title stands, it’s a kind of warning,” said Campion. “The power of the dog is all those urges, all those deep, uncontrollable urges that can come and destroy us, you know?”

The oldest olive tree in the world is located in the village of Ano Vouves of Kissamos in Chania, Crete. The ancient tree is 3000 years old, as determined by the international scientific community.

Whether you are plotting, drafting, staring at a blank page, or keen to get tips from the pros … if you want to be an author, there’s a podcast for that.

"The web is fucked and there's nothing we can do about it. This is a manifesto by Kev Quirk looking back at Web 1.0 and why it was better. (...)Instead we’ve been left with Web 1.0’s rotten remains where centralisation, monopolies and tracking are the order of the day."

"Can love, in its unaccountable weirdness, hope to overcome a culture of individualism built on denying all our millions of kinships and dependencies? That is our central drama now. It’s the future’s one inescapable story, and we are the characters who will steer that conflict to its denouement."

Trees travel in Salomé Jashi’s Taming the Garden. The Georgian filmmaker chronicles the pharaonic transport of massive trees — excavated from the earth, hauled overland (and upright) inch by inch, then ferried on the Black Sea — at the behest of billionaire businessman and politician Bidzina Ivanishvili. Jashi’s expansive, wide-angle views let us feel the visceral impact when towns and villages must give up 100-plus-year-old trees, like losing some part of their hearts.

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Wer Wege aus der digitalen Überwachung sucht, findet diese im neuen Dokumentarfilm "Unterm Radar": arte.tv/de/videos/100750-000-A Wirkliche digitale Freiheit ermöglichen #FreieSoftware und Alternativen im #Fediverse wie #Mastodon, #Peertube und #Mobilizon. Mehr Infos über #digitaleAutonomie findet Ihr bei #gnuHU: hu.berlin/gnuHU/

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*The Fediverse*

If you are new
Glad to see you!
Post a hello
So, you, we'll know.

Post, too, an intro
With which to show
Some things you like
Like riding a bike

It's a place to share
For those who care.
For those who stay
A fine place to play.


"If you run [the metaverse] on a business model that’s similar to the one that Facebook runs on, it’ll destroy humanity. I’m not saying that rhetorically. That is a literal and specific prediction that humanity could not survive that. (...) VR can either be beautiful art and sympathy or terrible spying and manipulation. We set its meaning."

"I was most recently enlivened by a book, so I can’t think of anything more fitting for my return to this format than an account of it: 1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows, by the great Chinese artist Ai Wei-Wei." (Edward Snowden) Ai Wei-Wei writes: "Ideological cleansing exists not only under totalitarian regimes—­it is also present in liberal Western democracies."

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Firefox (das Original) im Browser-Check: Im Auslieferungszustand kein datenschutzfreundlicher Browser - er lässt sich aber zu einem umwandeln. 🕵️

#Browser #Firefox #Datenschutz


"Fifty years ago, in 1971, a team of young scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology released findings from a year-long study of the capacity of Earth’s natural systems to sustain a rising rate of growth in population and economic activity.

They were published a year later as The Limits to Growth and opened up a divide that has continued to this day, between people advocating stronger restraints on economic activity and those favouring the status quo."

One of his most beloved lyric lines, from the song “Anthem” remains what is perhaps the most meaningful message for our troubled and troubling times: “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” It springs from a central concern of Cohen’s life and work, one which he revisited in various guises across various songs e.g. “Hallelujah”: “There’s a blaze of light / In every word / It doesn’t matter which you heard / The holy or the broken Hallelujah”.

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