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- Testing liberal dates :)
- try resonate today
church of earth
- "Using the platform is intended to be monetized through crypto and the data generated by using the platform is intended to be relevant to AGI research. It's also intended to bridge the gap between virtual and physical communities so I developed a democratic social movement around it intended to manage and operate the platform."
- "In many ways it's basically the simplest and most unsubtle thing I could make using all of my skills with the goal of improving the world for everyone."
- I can relate!
- church of earth
- The ability to self-govern feels key to any alternative to big tech that we build or use, and feels a lot like commoning.
- And the 'stack' element is vital - what use would a democratically-owned social media platform be, say, if it runs on a server owned by Amazon and you access it on a device locked down by Apple or Google over internet from a big telco.
- And take it further, long-term what use is any of it if at the very bottom layer of the stack is a capitalist society?
Cooperatives and commoning seem a good model for socialising the layers of the stack. I think Libre software, libre hardware, right to repair, peer-to-peer networks, Community broadband are all good projects to spend time on.
- As you might expect, there's a lot about systems thinking, complexity science, science and sprituality, activism.
Some random notes:
- Systems thinking is about patterns, relationships and contexts.
- The machine metaphor from 17th century science is still too prevalent. The network is a better metaphor to live by.
- The Battle of Seattle was the start of a global civil society.
- He recommends the Earth Charter.
- There's generally conflict between science and religion, less so science and spirituality.