My latest blog asks how long we have got until the climate change collapses society.
I've had an awareness for a couple of years, of Zuckerberg's intention to steal banking from the bankers, and pull the world's poorest smartphone users into a sticky platform-banking web. On cue, here comes #libracoin!
See @matslats of the #OpenCreditNetwork, on Libracoin
And more here on class war among the old and new bankers
Slugging it out soon with China?
Listened to a thing about the fourth industrial revolution, so called. Driven by things like machine learning, AI, nano materials, biotech, additive manufacturing, sensors and IoT, autonomous vehicles.
I dunno. I fail to be excited by any of it any more, unless it comes with an explicit intent to improve social wellbeing, not just vague promises of productivity and efficiency, shit going faster for the sake of it.
@guyjames I made a lot of comments but I like with the basic idea, and sorry I didn't have time to contribute more. BTW I've just put in a LEDGER application as Freedom Coop to build the Credit Commons which will do mutual credit accounting through a REST API
@guyjames it says "FairCredits can also be converted to FairCoin at any time, on the condition of saving them for a period of time." Better to use the word bought/sold than converted because that shows you know who is the buyer. I don't see the use case for converting Faircredit to fair coins because they are both used in the same marketplace.
@guyjames The two examples you give of credit limits being increased are both fully automatic. There needs to be a human process, and a way of dealing with individual cases. We shouldn't try to manage trust through algorithms.
Are there any #holochain engineers here. I urgently need to bounce some ideas around.
Money & Society MOOC starts on Feb 19th http://iflas.blogspot.com/2014/12/money-and-society-mooc.html
@clacke I like the idea that if corporate persons are convicted of having done anything that would get a natural person life imprisonment (or death penalty), the business should be put into receivership, while negotiations begin with workers, customers, and suppliers about who wants to take it over as a democratic cooperative. Assuming there's still a business when the bad behaviour they were convicted for stops, that is.
@ntnsndr can I know what work you have done and planned on software for platform coops? Is there a general purpose architecture in the works?
copied from a Telegram channel:
The team behind Human Connection... had a meeting last week with @oceatoon (communecter) and Simon Liedtke (wechange.de). We would like to collaborate technologically and exchange content between the platforms to benefit from the network effect. Together we want to get familiar and use ActivityPub and eventually implement it. In the end we celebrate a big ActivityPub party together.
Please contribute your knowledge to my forthcoming blog post comparing #holochain to #ActivityPub https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Hy0ERaJkIExbqIRJPpoIs9lT042kz3uPdYeOIHwSte4/edit
Etymology of 'platform' https://www.etymonline.com/word/platform#etymonline_v_16459
The way I see it, ActivityPub is the decentralised method we're paving the way for the distributed web.
People are educating themselves and with the fediverse having surpassed critical mass beyond the 1 million-user mark, it's now practically unstoppable.
In about a year from now we'll be seeing the beginning of the convergence between the decentralised-web, with the distributed-whatever that goes next.
It's not that those technologies are immature. It's that they haven't converged yet.
And here's a proposed #meetup for members (or any other interested folks) who'll be in #London for #Open2018:
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