On Tulip Manias and Fragility in our Nascent Democracy.The Future of Us: ZeroNet @ TED2017




The Future of Us: ZeroNet @ TED2017

In last December I got a totally unexpected email, that had an invitation to give a 18 minute talk in front of 2000 people in a very big and a famous event in Vancouver, Canada: on the next TED conference.

The distributed web is above all about Democracy. There are many watered down versions of democracy and also models of governance calling themselves democratic which are nothing of the sort. Your Platform, IPFS and Swarm and others I have not heard of, I am sure.,are at the Elite end of Computing. Within the proprietary software model even distributed systems would leave existing Elite hierarchies in control manipulating and rationing information and access to the fruits of what we call Society or civilisation.
Richard Stallman the founder of GNU describes what free software is.
´´Free software means the users have the freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software.Free software is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of “free” as in “free speech”, not as in “free beer”.
More precisely, free software means users of a program have the four essential freedoms:

  • The freedom to run the program as you wish, for any purpose (freedom 0).
  • The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs (freedom 1). Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
  • The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor (freedom 2).
  • The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements to the public, so that the whole community benefits (freedom 3). Access to the source code is a precondition for this.

Developments in technology and network use have made these freedoms even more important now than they were in 1983.
Nowadays the free software movement goes far beyond developing the GNU system. See the Free Software Foundation’s web site for more about what we do, and a list of ways you can help.
https://www.gnu.org/If we are free it is easier to see the scams or to challenge the validity of restrictions placed upon us by those who assume authority. This project and other distributed computing can make freedom meaningful in our, Media our Politics and our money these 3 are the interfaces through which we conduct our social and business relations.

Bitcoin ‘creator’: ‘I want to be left alone’, Crypto Currencies vis Blockchain , Money Unit of…
You heard about Crypto Currencies, See Large bitcoin-infographic Thats really cool, can they do anything else? Dr Craig…letthemconfectsweeterlies.blogspot.se

On Tulip Manias and Fragility in our Nascent Democracy.for ethereum to have utility as a means of exchange what is needed is stability, money has several functions Store of Value means of exchange and unit of account being the most well known. The idea of Bitcoin and ethereum being in competition is unhealthy for both. Both currencies are complementary and their chief predator and enemy is FIAT money or Central Banks and issuers of FIAT money credit. Ether and Bitcoin are vanishingly insignificant in the context of the Trillion dollars Global FIAT derivatives market. Money is by definition debt in the current system and both Ether and Bitcoin are pegged to FIAT currencies and hence debt. The size of the FIAT debt market dwarves Bitcoin and Ether and they are both highly vulnerable to market manipulation, as such they are merely tolerated. As long as they are seen speculatively there is a potential problem but, if Cryptocurrency generally is seen as a complementary alternative system that is symbiotically connected and mutually supporting outside of a FIAT money framework then real value and enduring value will be created and become
un-manipulated by the structured/rigged and Coercive FIAT debt ´´Markets“`
Here are two blogs I did on Ether and Bitcoin over a year ago. Both Ether and Bitcoin are and have been in Bubble territory, diversification and balanced portfolios rule in what is a highly volatile and As I say very very small and therefore highly manipulated market place. Remember, Money and Value is make believe so have lots and lots of dreams, not just one.

Importantly investigative journalism can not be sidelined and memory holed as easily as it is today.
We are though as long as we use the main search engines slaves to Googles Algorithms, we are cursed to live in Googles echo chamber of our own thoughts manipulated and perverted by their masters at the CIA, NSA and FBI, GCHQ and a whole salad of spook acronyms.

This video shows how powerful this all becomes.
Property Ownership, Land Registry.and transfers.


Open Bazaar replaces E Bay.


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10 thoughts on “On Tulip Manias and Fragility in our Nascent Democracy.The Future of Us: ZeroNet @ TED2017

  1. https://twitter.com/PMotels/status/1165249583108300800
    Playing with functionality,
    Grub Street Journal is an app in development which is token agnostic, We wish to place our artists, writer and multi media works on web 3 across the network, propagation of the Artists work and its availability for collaborative/licensed use in whole or part with cryptographic royalty collection and attributions will be managed by out back end Librarian/browser (“Exegesis,Hermeneutics Flux Capacitor”)

    Alexandria Publisher Demo 2017


    We have been liaising with the OIP/Alexandria development team since April and prior to this I did a lot of work on the Ethereum blockchain developing a community currency concept called Lagon/Forres which got me thinking more in terms of rain checks and vouchers rather than currencies for intra app functionality as opposed to Blockchain security high level data.

    Devon the CEO of OIP got to that place long before me, I was an early adopter of Open Bazaar


    and Devon was working on OIP/Alexandria pre the famous Juan Bennet IPFS Talk,

  2. Reblogged this on Not The Grub Street Journal and commented:


    Who controls the internet? Increasingly, the answer is large corporations and governments — a trend that’s threatening digital privacy and access to information online, says web developer Tamas Kocsis. In this informative talk, Kocsis breaks down the different threats to internet freedom and shares his plan to build an alternative, decentralized network that returns power to everyday users.

    This talk was presented at a TED Salon event given in partnership with Samsung. TED editors featured it among our selections on the home page. Read more about TED Salons.


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