manifestable
1 week ago
It's a hard question to answer because in some ways, bitcoin is representative of the classic sci-fi phrase, "prepare to jump to hyperspace." It's hard to say which business would benefit most from a transition to hyperspace. Maybe ironically, the business which would benefit most would be Berkshire Hathaway. With bitcoin, businesses become unmoored from their hub-and-spoke modalities whereby the inefficiency of centralization is written into the cost of growth. It is the Sysiphean effort of growing market share despite the inefficient business models which naturally form which I think bitcoin can mitigate by relieving the burden of accountability from the infrastructure of the organization. When the organization is no longer subsumed with the process of monitoring its own accountability, it can be re-focused onto the tasks for which it was formed in the first place. No business ever develops with the sole plan to monitor and account for its own development. The immutability and interoperability of bitcoin enables legacy businesses to re-align their purpose through the equivalent of a mid-life crisis. In my opinion, even without bitcoin being central to their business model, it's been Amazon who's been most successful at doing this. Amazon remains focused on the original purpose for its being a business at all, and in some ways, it's Amazon's need for efficiency that is forcing so many legacy businesses to either re-prioritize or to go the way of the buffalo. Also, if you need people at Unbounded Capital, I'm looking to involve myself more deeply in bitcoin. Thanks.
manifestable
2 weeks ago
I'd like some advice, PowPing. I'll reward with satoshis! I'm in the process of changing career fields right now. I'm in consideration for joining The Bitcoin Association, and that would be ideal, since I'd be able to focus exclusively on bitcoin, but the other company who I'm interested in is a 10 billion dollar privately-owned global fiber bandwidth provider named Zayo from my hometown of Boulder, CO. I'm interested in building connections with Zayo to the emergent bitcoin community. I would love advice for how to explain to them the importance of this emerging market and both why and how and who they should be pitching bandwidth solutions. Zayo has offices in London, so I wanted to try to build a bridge between them and companies like TAAL and nChain. I'm interested in building the underlying infrastructure of connectivity on which the architecture of our daily lives will rest, and I want to help lead the path towards a more connected world. I'm more interested in the integrity and service to mankind than I am in benefiting myself directly, but obviously that would be a nice side-benefit if possible. Please give me some pointers, advice, encouragement and suggestions. I just see so much potential opportunity as more people awaken to the opportunities that are possible in bitcoin. Thanks in advance!!!
manifestable
2 weeks ago
Good luck, friend!
manifestable
2 weeks ago
I could literally talk about this all day. I'd like to just paint a picture for you, re: key wisdom accessed. Imagine this scenario: There is a plane of glass, relatively unassuming, and it separates an exterior world of commotion, and exchange and additive value that represents a string of accumulated work-product that grows longer as it moves through time, somewhat like the game snake where the longer you operate the snake, the more of a tail it gains. And we go out in this world and accumulate our own tails, and we sort of share those experiences with each other in ways that enable us to grow in lots of different ways. And then on the other side of the glass is kind of your abode, where your family dwells and your couch is comfy and its painted lovely inside and smells nice, etc. so throughout our day, we're jockeying in lots of ways between these zones, and depending on how skillful we are, we face different challenges along the way, sometimes being present to our family in ways other than physically, sometimes being drained in the outside process of exchanging and sharing, and in some ways, they can serve each other. Our efforts outside serve our abode, and our abode refreshes us to move more fluidly outside. I think psychedelics give us a window where we can pass from inner to outer, and back and back again, and we can become aware of our doing this in ways that were more subconscious or were just engrained in us and taken as "just what is." And in this process, we find that we can come to stare down the plane of glass that separates the two worlds, and we recognize in some ways that there are experiences happening on both sides, and that we typically engage with those experiences (like moving around the kitchen, or walking into a cafe, etc) but when you are staring down the plane of the glass, not only can you see what's happening in the periphery, but you can also see the reflection of each action upon the glass, and in a weird way, this enables you to be both within and without, and it's not just a hypothetical or something like a hologram because you can engage with and respond to the reflection. In some ways, this glass, instead of being a single straight plane, it's like a arc which goes back forever to the time before your body existed. You can see down the chasm of time from which you have arisen. It's a very heady thing to perceive because all of us come from an unbroken lineage of ancestry that goes back to mitochondrial levels. If at any point, even to the single-cellular level, you're ancestry had ever failed to reproduce, you wouldn't be here. So you are able to see down the plane which coils and curls into the deep recess of your own eventuality. And you realize that maybe at some point, some future aspect of yourself will also be looking down this same compressed spiral of preserved experience into the depths from which they've sprang which you will eventually represent. I think this is a kind of insight that psychedelics can prompt, but it can also be accessed through state-training, meditative practice, periods of extended silence, etc. I do research on this stuff if you have interest. Psychedelics are fun but like the movie Waking Life suggests in the scene where the man pilots the boat-car, you want to be in a constant state of departure while always arriving. It's ok to allow it to pass. It's what we allow to pass that enables us to free ourselves from the burden of imagining that we alone are capable of preserving or relaying it accurately. It's the same wisdom that you provide in your thesis blog post, https://isaacmorehouse.com/2020/05/25/technocracy-is-evil-and-inhumane/, Technocracy is Evil and Inhumane, about often mistaken impulse to embrace artificial bonds in an effort to "preserve" what is natural. It is so easy, seeing afterall as how we're in control of these magnificent human bodies capable of executing any and every impulse we can conceive, to think that our brains are capable of suggesting and monitoring and controlling from now until henceforth the appropriate paths down which life should proceed. Yet we forget, the tail does not wag the dog. Thanks for your question, Isaac!
manifestable
2 weeks ago
Even though I didn't really give you a specific answer to your question, more of an esoteric one, I really enjoyed the question and what my answer was. I've been slowly working on this concept of bitcoin as enabling an authentic brotherhood of man. Not to get too new age, but there is a lot of support for the idea that, by virtue of the precession of the equinoxes, we move through astrological ages, and although it's not completely apparent exactly when one age ends and another begins, at some point in the last 40 years to potentially some time in the next 100 years, we could reasonably be said to be entering the age of Aquarius. Because it's precession, this means we're exiting the age of Pisces. Aquarius is a sign that values deeply friendship, global and group consciousness, and also is deeply connected with technology as a vehicle for expression. As I've ruminated on it more, I just feel it's the sign of daylight through storm clouds so to speak. There are multiple aspects to it. The fact that its instant, frictionless, immutable, etc. It enables a new kind of social stratosphere where the integrity of the individual is maintained as a component of the strength of the whole. It isn't about being anti-conformist, it's about being post-conformist. There's a major difference. We're not rebelling against the status quo, we're walking to places that the status quo is unable to access. We're exploring those areas, and relaying the information to each other and building an economy around that. Our goal is not to smash the system which preceded us. But in the process of our developing a level of depth and complexity that was previously inaccessible, we need to understand that to do so and to not preserve a culture that celebrates the value of the individual is to proceed down a path whereby depth becomes confused with span. In other words, the strength and value of our own unique identities (an embrace of the paradox) becomes confused with value of certainty that can come built-in to a framework whereby the individualism becomes converted into a concrete set of parameters (not unlike the advertising profiles that have been built into our web identities) where our freedom of expression is foregone for the metric of cost-basis that uniform ideas can produce.
manifestable
2 weeks ago
Those are tough questions. If that was all true, then probably when you looked up at the night sky you might see like a fog that didn't exist yet but wasn't present until you looked but also wasn't visible if you were looking. So you had to see where it was when it wasn't there.
manifestable
2 weeks ago
I like what you're saying.
manifestable
2 weeks ago
Explain the Grateful Dead.
manifestable
2 weeks ago
@unwriter i recently purchased a paymail for $1 from moneybutton and switched it to my primary paymail, but I wasn't able to log in to my powping account. I switched it back but just wanted to bring it to your attention in case it wasn't already.
manifestable
3 weeks ago
I know the guy who tweeted that.
manifestable
3 weeks ago
Congrats! What does it do?
manifestable
3 weeks ago
My three are 1. Wife and kids 2. Bitcoin 3. Brotherhood of Man / AQAL Integral Framework
manifestable
3 weeks ago
How do you prioritize free masonry. I understand how to prioritize the first two..
manifestable
3 weeks ago
I wish I knew how much of me was appropriate.
manifestable
3 weeks ago
One thing I haven't figured out yet is how is neXt and Jobs related to 21e8.
manifestable
3 weeks ago
Grateful Dead - Brokedown Palace
manifestable
3 weeks ago
So what something is must be balanced by what something is not. I wrote a blog about this a few months ago, you can read it here: https://www.deviantart.com/justb/art/The-Prison-of-Definition-with-edits-843535612 But basically, in order to balance something is against what it is not, by preserving it through 21e8, you in effect create a net negative of what everything is not which exists as 21e8 but this process naturally means that 21e8 has a tangential relationship with everything that IS simply by being an abstract of what everything is not. And in this way, 21e8 is somewhat like a fulcrum point of all the needle impressions, like a database or perhaps like the vacuous void of silence in which every sound is but a minuscule quivering. Just like in the way that it is the emptiness of the violin which emanates and amplifies the friction of the bow upon the strings, so too is 21e8 like the emptiness of data in which all data can be properly preserved and rightfully sourced and antiquated.
manifestable
3 weeks ago
The purpose is to create an authentic topographical map of where the gravy has been. The biscuit is used because the gravy will go onto it easily. But the end result is to create a topographical image of the gravy in order to better understand its unique variance properties. If you think about it, it works a little bit like the toys for children which have many needles and which create impressions. 21e8 enables a topographical understanding of data sequences in a way that layers and preserves the impressions which that data represents. But something can only make such an impression upon something which it is not. So the thing which can preserve the impression needs to in some ways be distinct from what creates the impression, otherwise, it cannot be understood to be an adequate impression because that which preserves the impression is a component of that which it is preserving, and thus the impression is not "complete." But with 21e8, you have the ability to create these data layers which are like inverses of the data. They're not the data, and for that reason, they're useful to index because by not being the data, they can accurately preserve the impressions.
manifestable
3 weeks ago
21e8 is like a warm half a biscuit, and global data is like the white sausage gravy. Twetch is like the table. You basically get the best results if you sit at the table and then use your real hand, not a sybil hand, to pick up the warm half of a biscuit and dip it in the global data. After you do that, you don't necessarily eat it. You just pick it up, and look at it. Eventually, someone that doesn't have a table or a hand or a biscuit uses their real people legs (not sybil legs) to come over to your table. When they are at your table, you can ask them a series of questions, and when you do, you get data from them. That's like a typewriter under the table that's producing a stream of consciousness novel. If you have to delete anything, you just ask them politely to head to the back of the kitchen where there is a door called Delete. But if you don't do anything, then after you're done, you both read it, and then the biscuit is gone, but the sausage gravy is still there in the shape of the biscuit, but it's just sort of floating on its own. Then you move your chair a tiny bit and you do it again.
manifestable
3 weeks ago
The handicap theory is the theory that the only reliable way to transmit a signal over an adversarial channel is to demonstrate that the signal represents an opportunity cost.
manifestable
3 weeks ago
Sorry to hear this, my friend. Blessings in the highest to you.
manifestable
3 weeks ago
Love and respect. Blessings from the highest. Thanks for sharing!!
manifestable
3 weeks ago
Excellent!
manifestable
3 weeks ago
We're learning how to stop being assholes.
manifestable
3 weeks ago
NES
manifestable
3 weeks ago
Have a drink with me, fuckers! Someone hire me so I can work on growing the bitcoin network instead of working 13 hr shifts where I wear a mask all day. Just kidding, don't hire me. Or do. Or don't. Beer: Weldwerks Juicy Bits (Greeley, CO)
manifestable
3 weeks ago
Depending on how you look at the film, you can argue that Agent Smith is Neo, just the dissociated/unintegrated aspects of Neo which are constantly engaged with the sysiphean effort to wage one's ego as a weapon against the world. Neo's struggle with Smith in the end is emblematic of their being of one body and one mind. Neo's frees himself from this struggle by activating the power of choice. "Why do you continue ton fight?" "Because I choose to." Choice is the activating power which returns responsibility for one's story to oneself. Whereas decisions displace the responsibility of one's action, choice embraces the entirety of what results without need to engage in the never ending cycle of justifications. What Neo chooses in the end is his choiclessness. His choosing choicelessness remakes the Matrix by integrating the dissociated aspects and latent potentials which he represented. By remaking oneself anew, it is as though the whole world is remade anew.
manifestable
3 weeks ago
And who the cap fit, let him wear it. https://youtu.be/6Ek9zsyejN0
manifestable
4 weeks ago
Jean Gebser describes this shift in his book, "The Ever-Present Origin," as aperspectival realm. the prefix, a- "to free from", not a-, "to negate." He describes our current paradigm as being perspectival in nature and emerging with Leonardo DaVinci's frescos. The perspectival realm is representative of the third dimension necessary for objectivity and rationality to emerge from prior fundamentalism and mythic-literalism representative of the 2nd dimension, i.e the yin-yang symbol. For a new paradigm to emerge, previous paradigms must be integrated and preserved. In other words, a paradigm which emerges from rationality cannot conflict with rationality since rationality becomes a junior subset of the emerging order, much in the way that the noosphere could not emerge from the biosphere while being in conflict with the norms of basic biology. This creates a ladder process that Aldous Huxley described in his book, The Perennial Philosophy as "The Great Chain of Being," whereby emergent stages are gradually more integrated and thereby less dense.
manifestable
4 weeks ago
More and more I sense that bitcoin is more than simply peer-to-peer electronic cash, but that it's the basis for an emergent paradigm shift that values the autonomy and agency of individuals over and above those validated by external means. But just because the value of your agency is restored that doesn't eliminate the personal responsibility you assume in that process in the same way that eliminating the trusted-third-party doesn't remove the personal responsibility of managing your own finances. If anything, your personal responsibility increases as your agency and autonomy increases, and that means being willing to engage with perspectives outside your own with an open-mind. It's precisely the diversity of views that our inclusivity facilitates which becomes the greatest strength of our network by ensuring that no single-point of failure exists as we each seek to deepen our understanding of ourselves and each other.
manifestable
4 weeks ago
"IGNORE ME!"
manifestable
4 weeks ago
Why was six afraid of seven? Seven was a registered six-offender.
manifestable
4 weeks ago
To those ends, by enabling peer-to-peer connections, we become incentivized in each other's authentic growth, experiences and development in a way not possible otherwise. Our social mores become extensions of our individualism rather than arbitrary bastions of bygone days. By improving our selves, we improve the network, just as the Hindu sage, Ramana Maharshi, imagined when he said, “Wanting to reform the world without discovering one's true self is like trying to cover the world with leather to avoid the pain of walking on stones and thorns. It is much simpler to wear shoes,” or "Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world.” We're doing more than simply building peer-to-peer electronic cash. We're investing in the value we provide each other.
manifestable
4 weeks ago
Make them all BLUE!
manifestable
4 weeks ago
My favorite part was when Tucker Carlson said, "joining us tonight, we have Numpty-in-Chief, Isaac Morehouse..."
manifestable
4 weeks ago
Extended meaning hours or days?
manifestable
4 weeks ago
haha definitely. what type of things are you into, sean gray? that's my friend's name believe it or not.
manifestable
4 weeks ago
Just a heads up, tagging is case-sensitive.
manifestable
4 weeks ago
Follow @cosmosstag. He makes by far the most sense of anyone in bitcoin. My favorite video of his is https://youtu.be/t70iQnoxY7I because I think it sets the groundwork for the rest of his important videos. Thanks for being you, Daniel. I will always support you.
manifestable
4 weeks ago
The Washington Blueballs
manifestable
4 weeks ago
Our job as stewards of bitcoin is to be ourselves and allow others to be their selves. That is the easiest way we can serve each other.
manifestable
4 weeks ago
$manifestable
manifestable
4 weeks ago
hello u9999
manifestable
4 weeks ago
Making it look easy.
manifestable
4 weeks ago
Did you see the new sybil attack video that Unbounded Capital dropped today?
manifestable
4 weeks ago
And they are the best campaigns from a strictly objective standpoint.
manifestable
4 weeks ago
TonicPow is an aha moment, I think.
manifestable
4 weeks ago
It's bitcoin, and don't ever let anyone tell you otherwsie, no matter what. Goonies never say die.
manifestable
4 weeks ago
That they are all being bootstrapped by small teams.
manifestable
4 weeks ago
I think you can by navigating from the meeple in the top right to your profile.
manifestable
4 weeks ago
Decide contains the root word, "cide" from the latin, meaning "to kill." The word "decide" means to eliminate options until one remains. This process displaces responsibility from you to the inadequacies of the eliminated alternatives. "We decided to do this because the other options were worse." Decisions are self-perpetuating cycles, since you lack a capacity to experience what you continually eliminate. The counter to this process is choice. Choice is a free act independent of what else may be available. Choice frees you from the worry of what could have happened differently.
manifestable
4 weeks ago
Just like crowdsurfing bitcoin up to the front row of the show.
manifestable
4 weeks ago
Congrats.
manifestable
4 weeks ago
Powping: the present participle version of "to powp." To powp something means to bring back to life from a previously dormant stage. "I powped my old fishing boat after a long winter and we celebrated with a couple beers on the water."
manifestable
4 weeks ago
Love the site. Just a heads up that from the main page, in the drop down that lets you toggle between new comments or new messages, when you pull the drop down bar down, the field says "conmments" instead of comments.
manifestable
4 weeks ago
New Social Media Platform, who dis?
manifestable
4 weeks ago
Welcome, old friend!
manifestable
4 weeks ago
Eyes on the prize!
manifestable
4 weeks ago
I pow, therefore am pinged.
manifestable
4 weeks ago
Likewise, if we're building a product or a model, if we tailor it strictly to the norms of yesterday then we could be missing out on the true currency of tomorrow. While building, we should be thoughtful to leave spaces where what is to come can reside without constriction. "You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far. Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness; For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable." - Khalil Gibran Gibran
manifestable
4 weeks ago
The concept of a utopia is inherently flawed in that our notions of it will always depend on who we currently are instead of a system which transforms us into a version of ourselves that had been previously inaccessible to us.
manifestable
4 weeks ago
I'm stoked.
manifestable
4 weeks ago
The value is also only valuable in so much as it can be applied by those with whom you've connected. If you have the secret to all existence, but it is completely inaccessible to others, then its utility becomes a walled garden. Serving to each other peer-to-peer means being willing to receive at least as much as one plans to give and that requires being dynamic and flexible. <3
manifestable
4 weeks ago
unlocking ourselves from homogenization.
manifestable
4 weeks ago
One of the problems BSV solves is web-of-life network systems where the Self becomes subsumed by the network, and the autonomy of the individual is absconded. The network is often accorded a deeper degree of actualization by virtue of having linked what amounts to zombies, as though many dead ends somehow a pathway forge. BSV as a network model preserves the autonomy and also engenders a capability to build a shared vision. Because of the immutability of data, what is started by one can be completed by another. In this way, we become invested in each other's progress and our combined efforts dictate to what that progress portends. It is just human nature to talk at people as opposed to with them. But we also talk at ourselves too often, forgetting that what makes us so unique in the animal kingdom is not our ability to convey but our ability to process information.
manifestable
1 month ago
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manifestable
1 month ago
Will Work For Satoshi.
manifestable
1 month ago
Hi Patrick, what type of things are you interested in? I'm Brett.
manifestable
1 month ago
If you click the </transaction> button, at the top it says "PowPing stores every action as an offchain Bitcoin transaction, signed with your Bitcoin wallet paymail."
manifestable
1 month ago
Awesome art. Marina is one of my favorite bitcoiners! http://www.KoloeridiArts.com
manifestable
1 month ago
Like
manifestable
1 month ago
Hello!
manifestable
1 month ago
Pretty impressive to see the reach our community represents.
manifestable
1 month ago
Peer to Peer is what a rainbow is with respect to the separate points where it meets the ground. Peer to Peer means being simultaneously grounded in something but also bridging towards the pure unity that is embedded within conjoined "opposites." With the introduction of perspective into art through the frescos of DaVinci, you have for the first time a visual representation of the dialectical opposites which form the basis of the third-dimension and allow objectivity and scientific materialism to emerge from under the thumb of the dominant worldview represented by the church. But just like any emerging construct, the process forms through differentiation and re-integration. Peer to Peer represents the symbolic reintegration of those dialectical opposites which necessitated the emergence of the Enlightenment period by enabling a direct connection between one's self and a perceived "other." The emergence of peer-to-peer as a viable network structure enables the establishment of a new framework and guidelines as our identities in these small-world networks become increasingly self-substantiated and are able to then symbolically re-integrate with the lagging culture of bygone technological advancements. It's important to remember that those cultural hallmarks naturally don't cease to exist in the presence of new emergents just as the church did not cease to exist with the introduction of modernity. To consider the success of emergent models of orienting with each other to be dependent on the dissolution of previous paradigms is in some ways to miss the forest for the trees. It's just that, as in the famous scene in Wizard of Oz, the "Wizard" which represents the since leap-frogged paradigm will become increasingly exposed for its being over-exposed. That is to say, the Wizard of by-gone paradigms become recognized as illusory as newer network patterns emerge and the capacity to engage with others is inevitably returned to its rightful place as residing with the individual. In this sense, peer to peer represents our ability to make that ultimate recognition, which, just as the golden rule details, suggests we should treat others as though they were our selves, or as we would wish to be treated. But that is not to say that our identities become lost in each other as a result of this understanding. It is not to suggest that the boundary between us is not real or not meaningful or is meant somehow to be subverted. But rather, just as in the poem "Mending Wall" by Robert Frost, there is an acknowledgement that "good fences make good neighbors," because the autonomy of each whole can be respected when the autonomy of self is honored. Peer to Peer enables us to be good neighbors by preserving our boundaries without allowing us to use those boundaries to repress or restrict others in the process. https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44266/mending-wall
manifestable
1 month ago
Has anyone watched the HBO series, Watchmen? What'd you think?
manifestable
1 month ago
pingpow is what the cool kids call powping. also this sentence didn't use the word smores so not really sure how I feel about it.
manifestable
1 month ago
Kurt, I think you misspelled smores.