Trap my contacts? If only... (2010)
Everything in our world will soon be technology-mediated. @anildash offers some wisdom on how we can make these changes in a net-positive way. Recommended.
It was a blistering July day in Las Vegas, with temps hitting 109. Inside the SIGGRAPH 91 convention hall Yello's Rubberbandman looped on the speakers. On each chair: a red/green paddle.
I was a student volunteer, stamping the finest hands in Computer Graphics. Those hands (and my own) each controlled those paddles. Then 5000 people looked up and saw a Pong Game appear on the screen.
And then.. the machine started playing us.
Surprised no one has mentioned the RChain / Resonate announcement yet. Two coops cooperating. Really interested in seeing what results.
@lindner I want that too. Key is making the model compatible with investment, and making a co-op structure that allows for the very fast material decisions that startups need. But all of that is possible! Co-operative structures can have very productive, fast management hierarchies while remaining accountable to their members and there are many positive business use cases.
Software is really just Variety Attenuation (The Law of and Requisite Variety). And the complexity of your model has to reflect the system under control. (Good Regulator Theorem)
I would dearly like to see open source and decentralized startups apply to Matter. I’m on your side. https://medium.com/matter-driven-narrative/build-the-media-platform-of-tomorrow-49e00e246d20?source=linkShare-3b16402f5b9d-1520003023
Since I'm on a roll with unpopular opinions these days...
When it comes to privacy and safety, people in your community, friends, family, mates - those are the ones who are interested in violating your privacy.
Victims usually know their rapists and murderers.
Friends-admining-for-friends-and-family is the WORST model there is for user privacy and safety. Hands down. The worst.
If safety is a goal, people should either run software themselves or be a needle in a well run megacorp haystack.
brb checking my memcached commits on github.
I also think there's a future for a Branding Agency specializing in vulnerability names. We're no longer content with CVEs any more.
Aggregation Theory (2015)
If there's one article you must understand about today's technology industry it's this one.
I think that the #platformcoop movement needs to consider aggregating workers and suppliers across the spectrum, beyond the niche. Interested to hear others thoughts.
Greetings social.coop folks. Glad to be here!
I'm here because I want to help promote Platform Coops. This is the future I always envisioned back when I was on the Gopher team in the early nineties.
Currently supporting Resonate music coop effort, Riot/Matrix, Known, Mastodon, and OpenCollective.
Interests include Digital Preservation (developer on Perkeep) and decentralized protocols.
Day job is at Google, but I'm not your typical Googler.
More at http://1500wordmtu.com