Months ago I remember listening to a podcast and hearing one of the heads of an investment firm predict the future doom of automated market makers like Uniswap. The idea was that there would be an inevitable displacement from traditional market makers as they enter the crypto space and AMMs would lose out because they are not "capital efficient."
Seeing the events of this week unfold further cements my hypothesis that the disruption will happen, but in the exact opposite way.
I think the key error here is forgetting to consider the efficiency of human capital.
I want to make connections between the lineage of ideas with artistic/shamanic techniques, all the while smoking alchemical gold so that I can share the timeless vision of humanity and play with new forms of media. Learning about media and culture by actually making media and culture.
ENTER THE VAPOR TEST
BECOME EITHER PARANOID
OR AN AGNOSTIC
Program or Be Programmed
The Only Command for
The Last Days of Reality
If not now, when? The future is here and it's time to get weird. We will be comparing notes from a lifetime in the trenches of hyperspace. We are going to sing and dance in the invisible landscape.
"What rationale there is for promoting progress by extending copyright retroactively on works written in say the 20s and 30s escapes me completely.
I don't know how it could possibly provide the now dead authors of those times more incentive to write more works back then."
"For every person in the world, more than their body weight in stuff is now being produced each week."
For the record, finding creative ways to minimize individual contributions to this statistic > social taboos in my book, so if you do something weird with good intent for the environment, I want to give you a virtual high five right now.
It's depressing and thinking about our impact on the planet in a habitual context can be overwhelming, but the battle over cognitive dissonance isn't won in a single day. I find peace in holding myself to a high standard and doing what I can when I can with iterative improvements over time.
My newest challenge is getting better at avoiding those disposable plastics (which are more prominent in 2020) if going out to eat. Social situations are inherently harder.
Conservatives are scared of Biden stealing the election
Liberals are scared of Trump stealing the election
Out of touch incumbents are scared of ranked choice voting stealing their chances of election
Election cycles are only going to get worse if we don't have this conversation