She imagined herself as an ape’s neighbor in a grungy city where the primates roam free as citizens. She saw “an ape that’s kind of jaded and tired of life but has all the money and time in the world, and hangs out at a metal bar” and ran through fictitious interactions with the creatu... kashev.blog/2022/01/27/she-ima

Now, what if instead of being in a cave, you were out in the world - except you couldn’t see it because you trusted that the world you saw through the prism was the real world.

Modern day version of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave kottke.org/22/01/jon-hamm-narr

Trying the iOS app. I like the UI and the ability to add multiple accounts from other instances. Great job to all the devs 👏🏼

One of the survival traits of human beings is psychological homeostasis, or the tendency to get used to circumstances quickly, both good and bad.

Arthur C. Brooks theatlantic.com/family/archive

Languishing is a sense of stagnation and emptiness. It feels as if you’re muddling through your days, looking at your life through a foggy windshield. And it might be the dominant emotion of 2021.

Adam Grant nytimes.com/2021/04/19/well/mi

The percentage of illicit transactions in crypto is minimal (less than 1% according to one report from Chainalysis), and falling. In context, estimates of illicit activity conducted through traditional intermediaries range between 2-4 percent of global GDP.

Michael J. Morrell forbes.com/sites/stevenehrlich

As a global society, we spend an incredible amount of time thinking about who will lead our country and very little time thinking about who will lead our money.

Ric Burton ricburton.substack.com/p/open-

Silk was the one of the first true international currencies, facilitating trade between nations, tribes and kingdoms like never before in history. At other times, salt was so powerful as a form of money that the word ‘salary’ comes from the salt rations given to Roman soldiers known as... kashev.blog/2021/03/16/silk-wa

All money is a technology of future-making. We only accept a particular money as payment because we think it will be accepted tomorrow by someone else. Every transaction is a prediction, and therefore an affirmation, of a particular future.

Lana Swartz noemamag.com/bitcoin-as-a-meme

Imagine navigating the internet alongside your friends. A live, social portal to the web will be a big deal. Instead of surfing the net, dive into it.

Greg Isenberg latecheckout.substack.com/p/we

'Insiders from , , , , and reveal how these platforms are reprogramming civilization by exposing what’s hiding on the other side of your screen.' thesocialdilemma.com/

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What is the #IndieWeb?

"We should all own the content we're creating, rather than just posting to third-party content silos. Publish on your own domain, and syndicate out to silos. This is the basis of the "Indie Web" movement."

IndieWeb.org
indiewebify.me

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A Fediverse instance for people interested in cooperative and collective projects.