I like to keep my eyes open around community oriented tech, a lot of talk of interesting potentials at various stages of concept.

Very common that after writing about the cool new decentralized community tech coming, it says (real examples):

"We use Slack, Zoom, Miro, Asana, and Google Docs to collaborate."

"You can also read our updates on Twitter, Telegram, and Discord"

This community-way isn't quite there yet I think...

@nicksellen Our paradox might be: We do have the capacity, but how to compete with free services without being paid. You could think of a world full of volunteers, but it is mostly people rotating in and out of paid jobs/gigs. Which means chaos.

@gert yes, tricky economics!

to me, a deeper sense of transformation is important, where we bring our personal ways of living into the process. People writing fancy reports often have very expensive lives compared to my sense of A Good Life. We can tap into overlooked abundance.

The chaos of volunteering I think is because they're seen as commodity resources. Not whole people. And missing a way to take on responsibilities.

Job/money needs fuck a lot of this up.. expensive houses...

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@nicksellen Since 2008 I've been looking for solutions, but didn't find any. It seems we need better solidarity structures along with people who are willing to take risks. You see this in poor parts in cities. E.g. i find this inspiring:

Spain's 'Robin Hood' swindled banks to help fight capitalism | World news | The Guardian
theguardian.com/world/2014/apr

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