Finally getting around to reading In Defense of Looting (https://www.boldtypebooks.com/titles/vicky-osterweil/in-defense-of-looting/9781645036678/)
A lot of it is a rearticulation of arguments that I think a lot of us on the insurrectionist/illegalist side of things have been putting forward for a while. With that said there are some absolute gems in here, and I will probably infrequently post them up when I come across them.
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.
The failure of #cryptocurrency to solve any real economic problem is not particularly surprising. People have trying for ages so called alternative or complementary currencies to alleviate financial exclusion and other distortions that starve communities of purchasing power. While some projects managed to keep going, there is no overwhelming success to report / learn from. Other elements (legal framework, credit systems etc) are impossible to separate.
The is always a big parasite class gathering around any social Alt as the #mainstreaming has no creativity itself, instead it feeds off the counter currents to keep the mainstreaming heathy. The problem we face is we don't won’t the #deathcult to be heathy. Here we have a source of stress. That is coming up in every conversation.
People are up shit creek without a paddle, and they kinda need to look at different places to get out of the mess they are in. On the subject of apathy and Laissez-faire common sense, we do have a problem, and we need to build, structers that take this problem into account. The is a space for creativity here.
I think traditional structers are dead ends for this community, if money was involved then you would get people, but the wrong ones. Without money in the era of #stupidindividualism the is nothing to gain from cooperation and voluntarism.
in a narrow technical sense, we had _most_ of what it takes to make good software decades ago.
what we lacked then (and have built something almost like a perfect defense against now) are the ways to deal well with power relations, money/resources, freedom, responsibility, and basic human decency - within all of which software has become profoundly enmeshed for all of civilization, in ways that most of programmer culture really doesn't know how to address.
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.
As a result many people don't know Fediverse, but heard of Mastodon or think fedi === masto.
Many of listed clients also support #pleroma for instance.
The footprint of those is surely going to become an issue going forward, that's explains marquee pre-emptive actions to link them to renewables.
The question is whether intrinsically (and ceteris paribus) #decentralization consumes less (because traffic remains more localized)
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