Check out "solar punk", "Climate fiction". But the descent will likely be so traumatic and chaotic, compounded by climate change, that there's little point imagining the end. Also see
@syndikalista Very kind though I don't believe we met?
Not sure if you are looking for academic literature, social commentary, or fiction. The most 'realistic' paths to net zero according to IPCC depend on tech that doesn't exist yet, and quantities of rare earths which are probably unmineable. Maybe the dearth of literature reflects these inconvenient truths.
@syndikalista There's no such thing as zero emissions, but there are many possible configurations about how humanity as a whole might emit net zero, ranging from genocide to neopastoralism, fully automated luxury communism and many tech-topias.
On energy transition: "known reserves of many materials are less than the expected demand up until 2050." https://15-15-15.org/webzine/2021/07/23/some-inconvenient-questions-open-letter-to-the-politicians-responsible-for-the-ecological-transition-in-spain-and-in-europe Somebody should tell the politicians...
China has forgiven 10 billion in debt to Cuba (basically gifts). Meanwhile, US trade embargoes have strangled Cuba to the tune of $130 billion. Also, currently US is currently pushing regime change there.
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Super article worth reading all of it about Bitcoin (TM), real Bitcoin and reclaiming the narrative https://www.epsilontheory.com/in-praise-of-bitcoin/
Do you know #React and #nextjs ? Would you like to earn a $1000 bounty for helping us build an aggregator for murmurations.network? Check out this bounty https://github.com/MurmurationsNetwork/MurmurationsProtocol/issues/25
@cy For a definition of The Gift read Marcel Mauss. A system of credit indicates obligation, often legally enforced, to return a specific amount.This is very far from gifting.
really helpful sensemaking of the pandemic so far and the innappropriate government response. https://worlddoctorsalliance.com
@cy Then you promise to give something later. The unit of account on the ledger is the record of the difference between what you have received and what you have promised.
Some people call it credit money.
@cy Definitely NOT like a gift economy. Its an exchange system, with a precise unit of value. Instead of minting tokens and pretending they are valuable, members just promise to give as much as they receive.
@cy mutual credit systems another paradigm from blockchain and silver monies. I have much work to educate the public in this largely forgotten/ignored paradigm. Sometimes they are called moneyless systems because the credit members created is only accepted by other members. Hence 'mutual'. Its no microloans because its not money. All members have is the goods and services they produce and their promises.
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