Notes for the inaugural session of Somero 2016. Manjirón, October 8, 2016
We’re preparing las Indias for a new stage, and that means redefining its pieces and giving way to new ideas and ways of cooperating, always “with smallness, and step by step.”
How we organize our node of what gonna be a Phyle and how can you become a member depending of your needs, preferences and commitment.
Brief video interview with Nat by Betty Lim, from Singapore
Because communal life is also about holidays and travels
The kind of diversity many of you are concerned about, even looking for, sex, sexual orientation, race, etc. will come by itself, but probably not to every community, but to the network we must build together.
Don’t fear the “millenial generation,” fear the end of the centrality of work, because its absence is what produces lonely people, Adamistic people, Puritans… and jihadists.
The basic income is attractive: it’s individually empowering, it crosses ideological borders, it’s a technocrat’s dream… but it would have terrible social and moral consequences: xenophobia, inequality, and a rise in the power of Big Businesses.
The problem with blockchain is in its design: dependence on mining, an industrial activity based on the availability of infrastructure, puts any blockchain product in the custody of whoever manages to attract large-scale capital.
The blockchain will be very useful for registering large corporate capital markets and making cross-border banking transactions, but as a system for the development of everyday applications on the Internet, it’s a danger to the distributed structure of the network.
With the alpha version of “Sharings,” we’re laying the foundation to turn GNU social into the distributed standard of the Sharing Economy.
If we want to improve ourselves and improve the world, consumption isn’t what empowers us. Only the conquest of work can do it.
Do you want to “make community” in your surroundings? The first three steps are simple… but have surprising results.
Are people not united? Do they distrust each other? You don’t need courses, you need causes. You don’t need deep, emotional introspection, you need to distribute responsibilities and get to work.