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    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
      2 weeks ago

      Upvote.

      In terms of currency, I agree that crypto is going to take everything over. State-controlled currency will be the hallmark of fascism.

      The opposite of fascism isn't "laissez-faire attitudes" - it's freedom! Borders falling, changing everywhere - definitely. USA falling apart into individual countries - definitely.

      I don't think that humans are going to check out, give up, at scale. This horrifies me:

      Some people will choose to permanently live in VRs while machines keep their muscles from atrophying. Their "geographic footprint" will decrease, allowing for more people to inhabit the planet. Millions of artificial worlds will be created to handle the overwhelming geographic footprints of society.

      I don't think it will happen because there is just something so special about a tree. Regardless, this is a battle that will take place inside every human heart and soul. Crazyyyyy.

      • sjwoo1 week ago

        All I can say is...I'm feeling very glad that I'll be long, long gone by the time 2084 comes around.

    • bartadamley
      Top reader this weekScoutScribe
      2 weeks ago

      Trippy read. The part about VR freaks me out a bit, and yet I can totally see it being a thing.. solid read however.

      Some people will choose to permanently live in VRs while machines keep their muscles from atrophying. Their "geographic footprint" will decrease, allowing for more people to inhabit the planet. Millions of artificial worlds will be created to handle the overwhelming geographic footprints of society.

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
        1 week ago

        stole my quote! 🤣

    • vunderkind
      Top reader this weekScoutScribe
      1 week ago

      Disagreeing with this misses the point, I think. The year 2084 is not randomly-selected: it's adapted from George Orwell's 1984.

      In other words, it's not meant to be 'seriously predicting the future' as much as it is 'bending projections of the future through the literary dystopian lens'.

      I found it entertaining, but give it the same symbolic, rather than literal, merit as 1984.

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
        1 week ago

        But 1984 is legit happening right now.

        • vunderkind
          Top reader this weekScoutScribe
          1 week ago

          As is Fahrenheit 451 :D

    • jackdille
      Scout
      2 weeks ago

      James Altucher, aka NYC is Dead author, back at it with 2084. It's a fairly dystopian view for sure, maybe only written to generate more buzz. I agree with parts but disagree with his Crypto-dominance analysis and geographical breakdowns. Interesting to divide the US by major electrical grids.

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
        2 weeks ago

        What about "Social Justice Mining"? lol

        • jackdille
          Scout
          2 weeks ago

          I definitely raised my eyebrows there lol. It's an easy line of reasoning to follow in his argument. I would imagine that if crypto does actually succeed there would definitely be decentralized free speech alternative platforms / exchanges for your SJM tokens :P

    • TripleG
      Reading streak
      2 weeks ago

      This seems really crazy and hard to believe possible. But so did TV and going to the moon 100 years ago.

    • Florian
      Reading streakScribe
      2 weeks ago

      Wow, loved reading this