Various media outlets and their associated biases.
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My current personal project is making a system for the shared use and ownership of a physical item, in particular housing. It is being written in Solidity and will run on the Ethereum network.
There are lots of projects/companies working on fractional ownership of housing and other assets, but they all just aim to make it easier to invest. none of them have a governance model built in to actually manage the use of a shared resource.
During much of the magnificent Nina Simone's "Mississippi Goddamn" there are people chanting "too slow" in the background. I think of that whenever I am having these sorts of arguments with myself.
All the people suffering in the background because I'm too afraid of upsetting the status quo and inconveniencing those in power.
Am I working to protect the powerless against the powerful, or the opposite?
One, maybe obvious, lesson the last few years has shown me is that there is a strong correlation between immigration and xenophobia.
There is a certain rate of change that society is willing to tolerate before there is significant backlash.
Maybe those of us who are, generally, in favor of migration should try to determine that threshold rate of change and take steps to ensure we don't surpass it.
me writing programming tools: we need to make it easier to code! liberate the code! make it accessible to all!
me debugging someone else's code: you should need to train for 10 years before you can even touch a text editor, and we need a central guild body that randomly audits members, and if your code quality is bad enough you are immediately executed
one time i wanted to mess around with a dataset that had been released under a really weird non-license, like "you can look at the spreadsheets but if you touch them you better get permission!!", so i contacted the research team to ask if i could include the data in an open-source project. the lead researcher replied, deeply skeptical of """open""" """source""", convinced i was the agent of some rival academic despite the dataset being publicly readable already.
academia is weird.
Nothing worth understanding is worth live debating. Knowledge production progresses by stretching out debates in time. Debate dilation. Even a few seconds of deliberative delay between debate moves increases the intelligence. This is why Twitter at its best is much wittier than live conversation.
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