On second thought as pointed out above its just trusted computing modules which didn’t work out in the past. Its an arms race. At some point society needs a from the ground up verifiable clean computing platform. As pointed out above we have some bits like Raspberry Pi as building blocks.
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Look at the damn name: Pluton. Like when Citigroup was claiming in an internal presentation memo during the W. Admin that the US has been turned into a plutonomy- an oligarchy.
The above point about NFTs is apt. NFTs seem like such stupid idea because by use of enclosure and lock in they reintroduce scarcity and something for nothing or gouging games back into the digital space where the promise of the computer was the abundance it brought with its ability to carry out rapid accurate iterative work.This is all going in the direction of making censorship pay with lock in.
There have been 4 historical attempts to replace our weak democracy in the US with oligarchy or straight up slavery. With the civil war it was the slavery based South attacking the North because even the North’s weak elitist democracy was getting in the way of enslaving people, both whites and blacks, in the South. And note skin color was just another enclosure.
And here we go again with the energy rent seeking ponzi scam of natural gas with energy which should be essentially free and actually green (battery backed solar etc) instead used as pretense to slavery inducing levels of unnecessary in the first place, totally unjustifiable rents with enclosure by and lock into to an obsolute energy source (to create slavery inducing artificial scarcity while polluting everything) by the same damn terrorist right- to-exploit demanding entitled thugs- many of the same economic royalists families. But they use the double speak of energy independence to hide this when its energy slavery like what they were trying to foist in Austrailia with $600 a month to keep the lights on in a mobile home or it gets red tagged. If we would have prosecuted Enron the way we did the savings and loan crisis we could have removed Cheny and Bush and canceled CA being extorted into almost bakruptcy and suffering a coup- cancelled 911 and Gitmo and the patriot act and Iraq 2 and Afganistan and the financial collapse and Libya and Trump and covid which I think was probably used to keep the natural gas self appointed oligarchs from starting a civil war in order to continue to collect rents on their massively over priced ponzi which has corrupted the entire US financial system from health insurance to pensions and mortgages. Who wants to pay $1 a kwh for what should be 1/10th of a penny and to these entitled bribery pushing enslaving thugs of all people?