Morlock Elloi on Fri, 2 Mar 2018 23:08:51 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> Josh Hall: Blockchain could reshape our world – and the far right is one step ahead (Guardian)

Interesting point of view!

Non-blockchain technologies are badder (because they are far more efficient and actually work) for implementing dystopia, so blockchain's dismal inappropriateness and inefficiency are counter-measures against the dystopia. It's a poison pill.

Finally I get it.

Blockchain everywhere!

On the other hand, the bad thing about the Blockchain-based dystopian
visions is that everything bad that you could conceivably do with a
Blockchain you could do better and much more efficiently with an
ordinary database.

So there are definitely reasons to worry about the future surveillance
nightmare, but Blockchain is not one of those reasons, because it won't
ever make much of a difference in the technological sense.

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