@bdunbar ah, super interesting connection. do you have any resources you could point me to that would help give a flavor of how that works?
Cities are the future: they hold an increasing percentage of the global population, they offer more opportunity and higher quality of life, and they enable much lower environmental footprint per capita.
But city dwellers are much more dependent on supply chains and infrastructure for basic "life support". As the world becomes more unsettled and climate disruption increases, will those systems adapt in time?
Unpopular opinion, climate change edition: Whatever else it may be - scary, overwhelming, ineffable - climate change is an unimaginably fascinating intellectual and practical challenge. We are faced with the requirement for rapid, simultaneous transformation of every layer of our civilization. There are so many fascinating aspects of this to work on, so many worthy challenges to take on, so much for us to _do_.
@ntnsndr Gotcha. Where does consul fit here? Under Consensus?
@ntnsndr Liquid democracy? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delegative_democracy
What about a supply-following load source? Seems cheaper and easier in the age of IoT. https://twitter.com/nuclearkatie/status/1115249785609621507
Inspired this morning by Stewart Brand.
"He has an appetite for where things are happening; lots of other people have good instincts, like journalists, for what will be interesting. Stewart's take on the world is to do things. He will take an idea, say within a few minutes that this could be turned into action, and then pursue it until it happens."
Tired: nuclear vs. renewables battles by folks blinkered by their priors when we need so much decarbonization very quickly that we’ll need strategic focus but also try mostly everything & if you don’t get this you’re not in the game.
Wired: there is no wired I’m just tired
One of my absolute favorite things about the "AR Cloud / Mirror World / Metaverse / Magicverse" is the diagrams. Here's a @email@example.com example but everyones making them, similar to what the military has been doing for 20+(?) years trying to wrap their head around the same problem
can we build one of those insane neon chinese supercities in america. just put it in nebraska or something we got room. it can be a 'ghost city' at first that's fine, rent will be cheap. we're the richest country can we get some bad ass new cities already
Some people know that there are many possible futures. And once you accept this possibility - well, then you want to play your part getting us onto the best timeline possible. If you're one of these people - wherever you are, whatever you do, however you view your talents - this is the place for you.