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Re: <nettime> Oliver Leistert: "Blockcian as a Modulator of Existence"
oli on Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:36:10 +0100 (CET)


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Re: <nettime> Oliver Leistert: "Blockcian as a Modulator of Existence"


maybe it takes only five years that blckchain control becomes the
reality i worte about in my text, not ten:

https://www.research.ibm.com/5-in-5/crypto-anchors-and-blockchain/

"Within the next five years, cryptographic anchors and blockchain
technology will ensure a product’s authenticity -- from its point of
origin to the hands of the customer."

so the question is: what is fraud and what is authenticity? the kind of
fraud that the western patentological pharmaceutical industry defined,
which are generica produced in india and shipped to sick people
depending on cheap treatment, and which was stopped at rotterdam harbour
by interpol who received some millions in donations from that industry
to fight fraud, while interpol did not look at fake drugs that would
cause serious harm to people depending on the real thing?
or when philip morris fought fraud by paying interpol some millions to
go after third party products but not after the tax fraud products they
produced themselves and which were smuggled over borders?


should i now sell my facebook shares and buy ibm?

-Oliver







On 06.03.2018 17:10, Magnus Boman wrote:
> 
> 
> On Mon, Mar 5, 2018 at 7:59 PM Morlock Elloi <morlockelloi {AT} gmail.com
> <mailto:morlockelloi {AT} gmail.com>> wrote:
> 
>     In "Borat", there was a scene where a guy wanted to make sure that the
>     car he is interested in is a "*ussy magnet".
> 
>     Blockchain is * magnet, in the sense that it attracts everything,
>     especially *topian discourses. The way out (if one indeed is looking for
>     a way out,) is to look at the boring details, and those have been
>     discussed on this list ad nauseam.
> 
>     This is not to say that being just a magnet it does not influence the
>     world. But this influence needs to be dissected under memetics-like
>     optic, not technical one. On the technical side, there is little
>     relevant, if anything.
> 
>     (ps. '*' in regular expressions matches anything, including nothing)
> 
> 
> No, it does not match nothing (a set that contains nothing has
> cardinality 0) but the empty string (cardinality 1), this is Kleene's
> base case for the primitive recursion.
> Leistert displays a recursion-theoretic flaw too, when he says that 
> 
>>The Ethereum network, dubbed to be the first “world computer” by its
> inceptor Vitalik Buterin in late 2013, was the first manifestation of a
> technology that enabled to combine the time-stamping regime of secured
> hashes with a Turing-complete programming language on a distributed
> computing platformiv
> <http://networkcultures.org/moneylab/2018/02/07/the-blockchain-as-a-modulator-of-existence/#sdendnote4sym>
> 
> The language is in fact only Turing-complete modulo gas, admitted
> inbetween the lines of reference iv, which has led to all sorts of
> pragmatic challenges to the owners of Ethereum. Including people like
> myself suggesting that verification be done outside the blockchain.
> Here's an analogy:
> 
> When the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) project was launched, a crank came
> with the computer in case you ran out of 'gas.' I asked jokingly if you
> could install Vista on the OLPC, and one of the founders replied "We
> tried, but the little crank melted." Ethereum and all other platforms
> are still looking for a platinum crank and until they find it,
> Turing-completeness means nothing. (Yes, nothing.)
> M.
> 
> 
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