The Internet and Global Conflict
It really was not that long ago that we were fascinated by the likes of Amazon. Those who are just graduating may have a tough time seeing the world in this way.
For me, I was just beginning to work at around eleven years old delivering papers when before I entered high school the Space Shuttle Challenger blew up.
We were still in the Cold War. And when the Stealth Bomber made the front pages, fear overcame many of the locals of NYC metro. Many still have ties to Europe and the Caribbean. Nevertheless, there should have been feelings of pride rather than fear.
In the 80s, there was no hiding that a global war could still break out at any moment. In school, we were not doing drills under our desks, but the streets were violent with America being a free nation of outspoken opinions.
The Internet and global communication :) ?
We had arcades and weird boxes like an electronic fruit and trouble programming the VCR to record while away at work.
maintaining power structures
strength in numbers
the value of independent digital assets
non-asset]Transactions and Preparedness
Back to what I was saying about the recency of Amazon. Technology is often taken for granted. In fact, this has been warned against as the downfall of kingdoms and empires and even entire civilizations.
Today, we as a global society are absolutely taking technology for granted.
However, innovation is so rampant, communication so widespread, and cultural meshing occurring at its fastest pace ever. Many in positions of power will fall because tech is in the hands of the unwise. Especially now with schools being closed and many institutions unprepared and/or unwilling to (ironically) utilize technology to facilitate learning.
Indeed we live in
crazy times. And yet, we do not see it this way because social media, mainstream news, television and any of the many online activities provide a
tetheringpoint. Faith-based and religious institutions are calling their members to stay close. Parents, professionals, students and common interest groups can easily do the same to alleviate the anxiety of a
world unpreparedfor the innovation that occurs with each passing day.
Tethering to Communities
Just look at the communities that dominate crypto innovation. Here on Steemit is merely one example. Then, in addition to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, we have Telegram, Discord and the like. Workplace and student forums are increasingly expected.
WalmartBOOKWould you be surprised if Walmart required every associate to start a social media account on a sort of skeleton version of Facebook? The catchy marketing scheme could be “
Get to Know Your Associate” via a local kiosk. Parents would take to having information about the people working in their local communities. It would give employees something to do. And managers could employ
peer pressure tacticsthrough WalmartBOOK.
The Why? of Crypto and AI
Crypto is here. So are pseudo blockchains. Visit the post below for insights about pure and hybrid blockchains:
Many who currently hold power don’t (or no longer) deserve it. This is
why crypto is on the rise. Pseudo blockchains can become really dangerous
once AI advances to interact with these borderless ledgers.
Companies will aggressively seek to leverage AI
more so than blockchain because of how obvious the advantages of AI will be.
We can only hope that the transfer of the ability to earn brought on by crypto will transition well alongside global power shifts.
But all things should be done decently and in order.
This is my
tenth post in
my/itt/e.book series. I leave you with some inspiration from the initial post:
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