The #OMN is based on “nothing new” as a core project process. Though we do describe things in different ways than they are normally described, we use everyday metaphors for the language of computing and coding where necessary, we use nature metaphors where possible.
We have lived in a deeply damaging era for the last 40 years in economics we have neo-liberalism (metaphor #deathcult) in thinking and education post-modernism these two have created many bad effects (metaphors #geekproblem #encryptionist #stupidindividualism #dotcons #fashernista etc) that have shaped how people act and think, we have internalised these post-truth into normal everyday worldviews. These are going to undermine our cultures, society, and most impotently destroy our ecology (metaphor #XR)
We change the language to brake out of this “normal” world-view to build an opening for people to see a different view (also am dyslexic and can only think by making up ideas so its a good fit for me). The current “normal” thinking and expressions are too damaged to be of much use in real social change.
From the #openweb
If I look at the metric of “is the banking system gone yet?” I notice that indeed, no, Bitcoin has not made even a ding in the banking system. The same crooks are running the same old international scams, politicians are still stuffing their ill-gotten cash in offshore accounts, and Bitcoin has made no difference.
I can also look at the independent variable of “are people spending bitcoins on stuff they actually need?”, and indeed again no, nobody around here uses bitcoins, or accepts bitcoins as payment for goods or services.
The energy consumption of Bitcoin exceeds that of the Netherlands (https://cbeci.org/cbeci/comparisons) in this Bitcoin is clearly a crime against our habitat and a crime against humanity.
Bitcoin is not a “net positive for the globe” it set out to disintermediate the banking system, it failed. What it produced was a horrendously inefficient energy-guzzling monstrosity, which only really empowers people who already had a lot of money in the economy prior to Bitcoin’s invention. The usual suspects got richer out of Bitcoin and the banking system wasn’t obsoleted by it.
So on every measurable indicator, Bitcoin has been a failure.
My thought. Bitcoin is the ‘#geekproblem solution to the worship of money, its a meto project. The #geekproblem has meany sins of which the #encryptionist project has been a destructive one for the last 10 years. It is inhuman to make mashion into gods. The smile, trust, a helping hand are the currency of life. The fundamentalist money worship of the last 40 years is going to kill billions of us #XR
We need to start to shovelling this shit, not worship it #OMN is a shovel, compost is the bases of life.
Q. I’m not interested in doing that as I don’t know what it is you are actually proposing. Apart from using hashtags and talking about #deathcults I don’t actually understand your plan?
What I haven’t heard is a practical way of hosting and distributing alt media.
Visionontv turned into a mess just as Indymedia did. So what has changed?
A. What happened is a good question. The answer is simple the fedivers maybe start here https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fediverse
Our own tech in activism was ripped apart by the open/closed war, indymedia dies because of this, visionontv never went anywhere because of this. Outside activism this war has also been fought, the closed/encryptionists have been dominant for the last 10 years.
Around 5 years ago a handful of people said fuck this crap we need a spade. They created #openweb tools and it has exploded from there to be a real UI friendly alternative. This is exactly the same outcome of the World Wide Web did to the silos of the early internet.
Am simply bring this explosion of affective DIY creativerty into the ossified and dead depression of activism tech. Obviously meany nay sayers are going to piss and shit all over this move. Activist tech died for very good ressions. This dose not have to be a block, as I say this makes good compost so get your shovel ready and lets plant some seeds. I hope that not to metaphorical
What is also clear is that is people are getting serusly unhappy on the #dotcons
BUT we do not have a choice to stay in the #dotcons its poison and our ecosystem and social syteams are dyeing.
A realistic time line a year of dev and small scale roll outs. Durining which the will be lots and lots of shit shovelling to stop it becoming a stinking mess that people will not go nowhere near.
The tech is “easy”ish its the shovelling shit that’s hard, non techs can help with this bit.
Q. need a new hashtag? lovers of blockchain (bloccatenaphile?) are a breed unto themselves, and not likely to be as sensible as some those who are in to encryption.
how broad is your definition of #encryptionist?
A. #encryptionists my “fuckyou” thoughts started with the #indymedia network. The #geekproblem installed a self signed certificate on the domain to increase “privacy” alongside not logging ip addresses on the local server.
The “good affect” only securaty theater, the bad affect, every user received a browser pop up saying “do not trust this site” and the IP addresses could just be collected “upriver” at the ISP/switch level by the state actors who were monitoring the project
The affect of not logging IP address locally was a rising deluge of spam and moderator burn out.
The was not democratic process on these changes, and no way to role them back or even address the issue. The project of over 100 globle news sites, with thousands of media creators and millions of users. Ossified and then died, the #dotcons soon replaced it.
The is a role for #encryptionists /closed but it’s on balance a smaller one than “open” is my core experience over the last 20 years.
All tech is “ideology” as code, we need to talk about this #4opens
I have 5 working/funded/stable #openweb projects to push this winter to wider ordences.
Covering News, Social Media, Video and Search.