Morlock Elloi on Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:54:36 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> Protocols and Crises

Isn't the primary (and only?) purpose of these protocols to reduce the number of protocoliriat (TM) (the number of people involved), and simplify the control?

Most people understand cash. Few understand derivatives. Almost no one understands sh*t about Bitcoin. The control pyramid accordingly steepens.

On 1/30/17, 4:12, Felix Stalder wrote:
welfare state of the 1960s. Rather, practice of protocolarian power
needs to be retooled, in terms of enlarging the range of actors
involved, making their agency visible and accountable, and, perhaps most
importantly, changing the character of the rules themselves, so that
they engender new modes of cooperation and material sustainability,
rather competition and financialization.

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