The industrial revolution changed the way we did slavery.
Used to be you could just own slaves straight up,
now ya gotta be a little more tricky about it.
How would you like to trade your time for money?
I bet I can make more from you than you can from me.
If not I'll just fire you and find a better part-time slave.
How do you plan on paying for things?
Perhaps you'd like to use my currency.
We took it off the gold/silver standard so I can print more whenever.
Would you like a credit card?
Your identity is the collateral.
Wouldn't it be fun if it took your whole life to pay off this mortgage?
Hey remember when I paid you less then you were worth,
and then essentially forced you to use a currency that I control?
Well, you actually owe me income tax now,
and if you don't pay,
I'll torture and legally enslave you under the 13th Amendment.
I've already convinced the vast majority that I'm in the right.
By the way, corporations are exempt.
All of us were born and brainwashed into this system.
It's been around quite some time.
All contentious topics have been blended into the spectrum,
that way arguments can be made on both sides.
Is it still slavery if you're making 6 figures?
Yes, but many will argue 'no',
because one can still live in abundance at that level.
How else are we going to build roads?
More like how else are we going to engage in infinite war for profit.
Corporations take the lions share of wage-slavery.
Central banks take the lions share of debt-slavery.
Governments take the lions share of tax-slavery.
And they're all buddy buddy and sitting pretty,
Crypto is really primed to change the entire game using healthy competition. Blockchain can't have tax-slavery because the tax is built into consensus and agreed to beforehand. Also, changing the rules is very hard to do. Looking at bitcoin, we see the tax is paying miners with inflation to secure the network. Seeing as 85% (18/21) of inflation has already been mined, we understand this is a very light tax, especially considering the upcoming halving event and the fundamental benefit of increased network security.
Crypto can avoid wage-slavery by lowering the barrier to entry and overhead for small business endevors. Decentralized development means that bounties can be placed on small jobs. It wouldn't matter how many hours it took you to do the job, only that you completed it and it was accepted by the network. This brings a return to actual work ethic.
Debt-slavery is automatically avoided. There is no such thing as usurious debt on the blockchain because digital identities are independent from the physical world. Privacy is key. This in combination with the pre-determined monetary policy of the chain (inflation rate) stops debt-slavery in its tracks.
Humanity has been enslaving itself since the beginning. Life has always been a zero-sum competition. I personally make the argument that even billionaires are slaves because all of humanity is being held back by our greed-fueled power structures. Doesn't matter that you own a mansion if you could have been flying around in a spaceship by now. Competitive relativity is creating a false sense of worth.
I maintain that humanity is operating at <1% efficiency. If everyone on Earth was working together in harmony we could advance 100 years technologically in a single year. It sounds insane but trustworthy scaled network effect is a powerful paradigm.
Crypto is primed to change the very foundation of our existence from one of competition and scarcity to synergy and abundance. We've got a lot of mountains to climb, but the path is there.
Oops, wrong Triforce.
Still, don't let it fall into the wrong hands.