Pave the Way

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Making it easier for those who come after us.

Pioneers get a lot of accolades, and for good reason. Being the first to do something is a very difficult task. Obviously it was harder to climb Mount Everest in the 50's than it is today (even though it is still extremely dangerous)

A year ago I moved from CA to PA. Even though the journey was the longest grind I had ever attempted, it's not like it was dangerous or anything.

To seek out new life and new civilization.
To boldly go where no one has gone before.

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My trip look about 5 days

Know how long it took a covered wagon to go across the country? Something like 14 miles a day on average. That same trip took 200 days to accomplish less than 200 years ago.

Have you ever thought about how weird it is that building the roads we drive on is way way more difficult than traveling by covered wagon? How many crews and night shifts have to work constantly in order to, not only build the infrastructure, but to maintain it... So many... But once the thing is built, it was obviously more than worth it, as millions can travel over those roads going 50x faster than they would in a horse-pulled contraption that could break down at any moment. It is in this way that we can see that building infrastructure is a huge investment for society as a whole.

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If you build it...

Nobody thinks building infrastructure is cool. It is definitively not exciting, but that is the stage we are in right now. The rockstars have yet to appear. For now we just build the roads that people will drive on after we're finished.

It's also worth noting here that, "Who's going to build the roads?" is the classic level 1 argument the rabble uses against libertarians and anarchists that want to abolish the government (or simply defund it massively). I've seen many old-school libertarians talk about this like the solution is simple, and it is to an extent, but it's clear to me they have it wrong.

They think that the roads would just be privately built and owned. How to monetize such a thing? Tolls? Eh yeah... that's incorrect. That's a move backwards into the past. Humanity has a habit of moving forward no matter what (even if it's at a grueling snail's pace and many more problems are caused that need solving).

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Just look at how crypto is building infrastructure. Why would that not apply to real world infrastructure like roads as well? These networks are building themselves. Ironically the platforms having money thrown at them by VCs and corporate funding are the worst ones with the most problems (a crypto with strings attached will never gain adoption). Crypto doesn't need money. Crypto is money. Crypto only needs people to come to consensus in order to gain power. The more consensus it gains, the more power it achieves.

Roads have value to the people who use them. It's not a stretch to think that communities themselves will use their new crypto powers to simply vote on and build the roads with money printed out of thin air. That's how it works. Taxes to become irrelevant in a decade near you.

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Conclusion

Well, I wanted to keep this short, so here we are. Paving the way make it tenable for mainstream usage is not an exciting prospect. It's like watching the grass grow. A watched pot never boils.

However, once we get that mainstream adoption is when all the crazy stuff starts happening. And I'm not talking about the price going up; I'm talking about the power of these networks increasing to astronomical levels. 'Soon', cryptocurrencies and the communities that come to consensus within them will be more powerful than nation states, and that's when the truly crazy stuff starts happening.

This isn't something we should necessarily hope for. Threaten a dinosaur's existence and surely it will try to stomp on you. That being said the writing is on the wall. These things will happen whether we like them or not. The comet has already struck. Let the alien invasion begin.

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Why do you consider yourself a radical liberal?

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That's a very loaded question coming from you.

Have you read any of my posts on communism?
DPOS compromise to communism.

At the end of the day your definition of radical-left and mine are completely different.
If I call myself a communist and everyone should get paid the same...
What else is that besides radical left?

The problem comes in when we factor in authoritarianism and taxes.
Authoritarianism is wrong; we shouldn't force people to participate in a (possibly) corrupt government.
Taxes are theft; we now have directly control over currency and they are irrelevant.

Traditionally, being left-wing means you want higher taxes, so obviously I'm not in that camp.
It's all about libertarian opt-in governance structures from here on out.

I feel like I still haven't answered the question.
It's not an easy question to answer.

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as long as you believe that morality is grey and not black and white, then you're a radical leftist in my book.

morality is really, really clearly definable.

the fact that millenials and zoomers delude themselves into drinking jewish propaganda that morality is what you make it is why we're fucked as a civiliation.

imho opinion economics is not as important as social cohesion.

the jews have really fucked us all in the West.

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First of all, I'm a bit confused about how we got from there to here.
But whatever.

If I Goggle 'morality':

Morality is the differentiation of intentions, decisions and actions between those that are distinguished as proper and those that are improper.

The definition itself is based 100% on opinion and varying cultural standards. What is improper and what is proper requires opinions that have strong consensus, nothing more. Making the claim that they are definable and inarguable is easily proven wrong.

Would you steal bread to feed your family?

  • Stealing is wrong.
  • Starving in a world full of abundance is wrong.

The most basic philosophical questions prove that morality is cultural.

I can easily make the argument that factory farming animals is obviously amoral, and if you eat meat you're a piece of shit and you're going to hell. See how quickly that escalated?

I can easily make the argument that killing and suffering are completely necessary, because change is constant and evolution can't happen without these things in play. If everyone just got what they want they'd all be soft, weak, and completely vulnerable at all times. Life is robust. Nature doesn't care that we have to suffer. These things are not up for debate. Nature itself is not a person, and thus cannot be amoral.

So what many people are calling amoral, is actually completely neutral and the standard practice across the board. Making the argument that "that shouldn't happen", is a very risky statement to make. It's a very "be careful what you wish for scenario" because there's no telling what kind of butterfly effect would spin off of that result. People think they can isolate one variable without that affecting everything else. Again, provably incorrect.

Don't you find it interesting that you think you have the ultimate playbook as to what it right and what is wrong and there is zero wiggle room whatsoever? Speaking of "The Jews", that kind zealous rigid rhetoric could come from no other place than religious dogma. "We have all the answers." "Never question it."

So from that one single comment alone anyone can see that you are:
  1. Not Jewish (even though there are Jewish people out there that believe the exact same rhetoric)
  2. Christian.
    I'm gonna go with Catholic because they are particularly rigid and unmoving.
  3. A conspiracy theorist on the "anti-Semitic point of no return" scale.

How am I doing so far?

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Unfortunately I never did my post on this chart.

I find myself pretty deep into this one as well.
And there are things that are obviously real that are labeled as not.
Most notably 9-11.

In any case blaming everything on a single particular group is not helpful.
Humanity, as a whole, is the problem.
Greed is the problem.
That is the only thing that needs fixing.

Loaded question confirmed

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based.

yeah, I'm not christian or religious at all.

i'm pure schitzo :P

I want to know where evil comes from and I think I've figured it out but they don't want me to type it out. The monsters in my head, I mean.

ow! let me out! they say.

but i dont lsiten

hehe.

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pure schitzo is always fun
that's what I turn into when I smokes the refers

The monsters in my head, I mean.
ow! let me out! they say.

Oh interesting. Yes sometimes I imagine a caged demon in my chest that wants to come out and play when I'm particularly enraged and high as a kite. It's been a while (haven't smoked in years). The demon isn't chaotic evil, rather chaotic neutral, so he's actually a pretty fun guy. People are still scared of him though.

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Do you know who this is?
It's kinda like that.
From Disenchantment series.

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I have not heard of the disenchantment series but that's a cool clip of art.

I don't do drugs, if you can believe that, I actually don't think they would work well with me.

I post the way I do because I just vent online I guess because I think I am feeling disaffected and it pains me not feeling great about the future. I'm pretty sure disillusionment with the status quo and general evil structures and people of this world has something to do with it. I would like to be less offensive but I come off like a total asshole because I don't think I'm doing all that well. That isn't an excuse for people taking what I say and hating me for it, like physically raw hating me for it (and they would be justified too if they want! people are free - sort of). I just wanted to say that I guess. There are many times more evil people than me or anyone on hive out there in the world and those people are the ones in charge. Trickle down is real because ofc it is. Old power structures have remained. Old ways and families and ties and realities have retained power in current year. We're living in a simulacra of simulation they've designed nwo.

maybe things will get better but I feel strongly that many of us share a general sentiment that things aren't going well and there is so much disharmony it's affecting pretty much everything and everyone. I don't personally know of anyone who is actually doing well right now and is happy. I don't know many people, but everyone is suffering more than just superficially.

It's to the point now where if you listen to a song that has emotional timbre in it, you are on the verge of blubbering. I think that's happening even amongst the really tough, macho people too because I notice these things I feel like. OFC, I definitely could just be a total fucking clueless asshole with a fucked up world perspective and no forward momentum in my life.

Anyway - it'd be so nice to be a normal, god-fearing (or not!) person who could just accept everything that is they cannot realistically change and just go forward, work at a career, make money and skills, have a family and house, pay ALL taxes and NEVER say bad things in person or online or have bad feelings about things or people. But I just don't think I can be that person and I'm destined to be a failure and to never amount to anything other than ranting online. which i'm not okay with but what else can i do, the situation is beyond hopeless and fighting against it, actual fighting like what chelsea manning and julian assange and edward snowden and SO many others did (mlk, malcolm x, rachel carlson, peter shulgin, paul stamets, Terrance Yeakey, running bull, so many more dude I just obviously don't know that much off the top of my head, but literally everybody of eveery color and creed under the sun) gets you permanently punished for trying to fight for objective GOOD. It's really sad.

I don't help the fight for good at all because of all my ignorance and hate and misalignment but I am long-winded and maybe there is a somewhat coherent statement in here or not. I don't know. thanks.

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ah look at that i got way more than i bargained for
well said

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What if we are the meteor and the dinosaur has zero chance to stomp it out?

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And I remember the phrase I read somewhere, 'build it and they will come'.

And that's exactly what it's going to happen to crypto. The mainstream adoption will certainly happen.

Now, the issue is, 'who is willing to do the building?', 'who is likely to take the road less traveled so others can follow suit?'.

And we are already here. We will build it, we will take this route, and then the crazy stuff will start happening.

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Wow man very interesting write up. Your article is always lovable. I love your stand against old system of governing a country.Most of bodies are rotten.

I like the ending , yeah "let a comment struck and let alien invasion begin"

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This post of yours has a very defeatist tone. Almost like you're saying "well there's not much moving with Hive so we early adopters need to take the L so that future users can enjoy the W (which is not at all guaranteed)."

I think Hive has potential but one thing I was thinking just the other day is that... Every DEV here is "building" something... but they're essentially all building 'a protocol of sorts' and then expecting future talent to come and make them useful.

@blocktrades = a hard fork that is too hard to finish (benefit to Hive: protocols for builders that may or may not be utilized by a bigger cohort of developers.)

@spk.network = a protocol for "decentralized free speech" which is highly buggy and losing user interest. (again, there's potential but not very mass user ready, will need years of development to be a true freedom fighter network.)

@peakd = open projects has again a bunch of things in development but at protocol level. STING I thought would become a crucial medium to keep Hive users connected but their recent posts has a very basic looking "app" and they're asking for others to come in and refine it for their users. Making it very easy for it to go the way of beechat. Meaning: not used at all.

@leo.finance = trying to perfect defi and dividends and whatever else can extract money from users but the man himself Khal has said... this is only going to pay off far down the road and ONLY IF YOU WORK HARD to improve it yourself also.

So on and so on...
So this is what I see on Hive, this is also what you covered in a previous post of "WEN" because after a while, as months, and years pass, even the most dedicated users start to see that these great things DO TAKE A LONG TIME to develop when you're NOT big tech.

And as I mentioned earlier, they're not guaranteed to even reach their intended potential.

Case in point: https://www.fundition.io/

A project which on paper and through a glossy presentation, looks to be a no-brainer on Blockchain... but... No. I can't tell if it's even fully dead or still got a heartbeat somewhere. But it's earlier rendition actually did have huge support from steemit heads and just like old @appics people thought they were witnessing the future of internet and morally superior "web3".

Butt, just like Appics, the delivery falls extremely short of what the "make-believe" glossy marketing products that they start off on promise.

I don't see HIVE breaking out to mainstream in the next 5 years. It will be a builders workshop and only here to attract bottom feeders and enthusiasts.

And then the thing this place (as steemit) began as: Rewarding Quality seems to now be a curse because almost all agree that there is no guarantee of Rewards even if you do add quality. What is expected of users is that they WORK and commit their time simply because we all need to continue believing "Hive is awesome".

That's never going to be a lure for mainstream. Or ever going to take the fight to big tech on any front.

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Nicely put. I think history agrees. The biggest accomplishment of the Romans 500 year old civilization was their roads, and the biggest accomplishment of the British Empire was always toads, bridges, schools and hospitals. In effect infrastructure.

The allied commander General Eisenhower came home from World War Two with a keen observation, that one of the biggest advantages the Germans had in World War Two was the lack of infrastructure to move troops around. The Germans would attack a country, and before the country could get its army to the battle site their capitol had fallen and their leadership surrendered.

General Dwight Eisenhower came home to America with one goal, to build prevent that from ever happening here. The US Interstate Freeway system, which revolutionized travel, and commerce in America was his big Accomplishment. Few know that it was made to move troops rapidly north, south, east and west.

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The infrastructure is of utmost importance even if people are to eager to skip over it and see a final product. Hive for example laid the ground for other apps to shine (like Splinterlands or Leo Finance are doing) and I hope that the blockchain infrastructure will continue to extend in order to be in line with the latest technologies and offer new ways of using and expanding within this ecosystem.

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Its true,a dinasour will stomp on you if you threaten its existence and most times certain things are meant to happen however much one tries to avoid them,the same to cryptocurrencies.

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