Pixels on a screen. This is the essence of life has become.

"...but mostly, as a creature of the earth, I just wanted to get away from all the artificial bright lights which bombarded our eyes unceasingly. To be illuminated only by the moon, the stars, and all the brilliant darkness in between, which had since been obliterated by the incessant glow of our omnipresent electric overseers."

No banks, no fractional reserve inflation, no centralized intermediaries, no governments. Just a world wide network of wealth building exchange, plus about a zillion trolls, lunatics, and scammers on the prowl. Beware, and be aware. While the danger is real, there is much magic to be created here.

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Who among you is ready to participate in the growing Bitcoin Cash economy? What would it take to help enable this next step in our collective evolution?

Dream the light. Create the future. Manifest the vision. Sing the legend.

Here we are, all in our bunkers and quarantine pods, living through the apocalypse. Blessed be the prophesies of creative destruction!

People used to own their own websites in the pre-social media phase.

The ISP model was web hosting. Everyone would be a publisher. Everyone would have their own website.

Now the model is: you provide the content for someone else's website, for free. You don't own it, and it is used for a comprehensive surveillance system like the world has never seen to not only observe, but to manipulate and influence your affect and conduct. It is aggregated and used by every government and large corp.

Trek DS9 talk -- Children of Time episode Spoilers 

It speaks to the power of love for one's progeny, that upon witnessing a specific manifestation of that future potential, the crew were ready to walk into the trap by choice, giving up their existing life paths to ensure this future's survival. Odo's enduring love for Kira, in this case, acting as the foil that "saved" the rest of the crew, and Kira's life.

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Trek DS9 talk -- Children of Time episode Spoilers 

To fall in love with the potential of what could be made manifest through a time loop. None of the Defiant's crew intended to be marooned on that planet 200 years in the past for the rest of their lives, yet after spending time with their own descendants, almost all were about make the choice to "save" all those lives that could have been.

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Saw the DS9 episode Children of Time for the first time last night. It must have been one of the weeks I missed during first airing, cause it seems like one I would have remembered if I had... What a mind trip!

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What is our purpose, out here on the fringes of thought? Do we dream a new world into being with each choice?

Copying ain't stealing,
sure as I'm breathing,
information wants to be free.

The mafia wants us to believe
youtube-dl was made for thieves.
In fact,
it was made for human beings.

We might listen to your pleas,
once you respect our machines,
they belong to us - not you.

DRM? EME?
Your drivers are mean,
your blobs illicit,
the hardware complicit,
and yet--
it's never stopped piracy.

The real caper is your crimes.
The theft of OUR public domain.
DMCA abuse, attacks on fair use.
Net neutrality and regulatory capture.

Sell it to us fair and square,
your terms are too much to bear,
and until you're playing fair,
fuck off!

Yo ho, yo ho. A pirate's life for me!

@fatalexe Hey, glad to see you on here too! I want to try and post more often, as it can help the thoughts process, as well as general benefits of sharing, when these thoughts occur and synergize.

Glad to see that the Bitcoin Cash protocol upgrade has gone smoothly as possible, proving that no one, not even the developers of a former flagship codebase, can bully the community, as the global blockchain designed to be used as peer to peer cash by all continues to evolve with the support of multiple open source implementations.

So here we were, jumping between timelines once again...

No one needs to starve. No one needs to freeze. No one needs to die. There is enough for everyone. More empty homes than all the people without them, more food than grocers can even sell. The labor and the materials to end scarcity exist now. It is not a far-off dream. We can end scarcity in this life.

I want to build something more. I want to be part of creating something fundamentally better. I don't want to wallow in mediocrity, or be sucked into lockin on platforms that diminish our ability to manifest the world we choose.

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But now, here I am, posting into the void again, where my words might be read by a few strangers, if at all. But for the moment, this still feels better than letting my creative muscles atrophy, and it also feels better than putting my energy into a site that's just so terrible all around, even if it's where the majority of my friends continue to congregate online.

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