Probably one of the biggest unacknowledged impacts of capitalism on our life is the artificial scarcity of time.
Without capitalism, we could all work less. We could rest more. We could let selfcare, play and creation come intuitively. A lot of things don’t need to be scheduled.
We could just let time happen without any obligation to make a particular use of it.
stage 3 disillusionment: what we're doing is actively harmful. we're destroying privacy, personal relationships, and possibly democracy itself in the name of automating away people's jobs so a billionaire can have a bigger yacht.
where I'm at now: Today I will fix the next bug on my JIRA queue, an activity which is futile, but not more futile than all other human endeavor
stage 0 (illusionment): WOW i got a job at $FAMOUS_TECH_COMPANY so excited to be part of something bigger than myself and contribute to the magnum opus that is the computer revolution. Change the world!
stage 1 disillusionment: we are shipping buggy, unmaintainable, resource-hogging, fragile crap software because there's no financial incentive for craftsmanship
stage 2 disillusionment: the "tech industry" hasn't invented a new, useful technology in the last 10 years, maybe longer
No one needs to starve. No one needs to freeze. No one needs to die. There is enough for everyone. More empty homes than all the people without them, more food than grocers can even sell. The labor and the materials to end scarcity exist now. It is not a far-off dream. We can end scarcity in this life.
ActivityPub is an enabling technology. It enables alternatives to existing capitalist platforms. Social media is the most obvious application, but 2019 is going to see the beginning of federated alternatives to gaming platforms. software development, and economic organization. This is critical infrastructure for revolutionary dual power structures to offer viable economic alternatives to capitalism and political alternatives to hierarchical organizations
Open call for ideas: Open source agriculture workshop
The P2P Lab is happy to announce the launch of “Open source agriculture: Co-create with Tzoumakers” , celebrating the gathering of designers, makers and farmers who are adapting to the digitised world. The workshop will be hosted at the rural makerspace “Tzoumakers”, which is located in NW Greece.
I have this feeling that a lot of ActivityPub's success (aside from the good parts of its design and let's face it the popularity rush that came from Mastodon's uptake) came from having an accessible "tutorial" style overview section in the spec with a story to it (something not a lot of specs have) https://www.w3.org/TR/activitypub/#Overview
I'd like to hear from implementors though... was this true for you? Did that section make a difference in helping your understanding?
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🛡️ @privacyint Privacy International: Long-established pressure group fighting for privacy as a human right
✉️ @protonmail ProtonMail: Official account for the privacy-centric email provider
🌐 @protonvpn ProtonVPN: VPN service from makers of ProtonMail
🖥️ @gentoo Gentoo: Official account for the Gentoo Linux distro
📚 @libreture Libreture: eBook storage service and DRM-free bookshop guide
This is a note to people moving their repositories blindly to Gitlab.org: do you know Google is actually a huge investor in Gitlab?
The issue is not about Microsoft buying Github. The issue is about centralization and silos.
You do not solve that by moving your data from one silo to another.
You solve that by relying on small providers you can trust, or by becoming a provider yourself.
Moved to @mayel
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