“Synthetic Agriculture works with recovery through use. In other words, the establishment of highly productive and independent areas of external inputs results in the provision of ecosystem services, with special emphasis on soil formation, regulation of micro-climate and favoring of the water cycle.”
The challenge is that everyone is trying to engage with new technologies beyond the Internet, now even beyond Blockchain. What are the implications for humans and our behaviors? Does it mean that we need different styles of management? Different ways of managing knowledge?
“Anyone could meditate in a silent, darkened room, but could you find peace crawling down Broadway? That was the mark of true enlightenment. Meditation was relatively new in Mack’s life, despite the fact that he had developed a workplace- wellness app.”
“Biomimicry is basically taking a design challenge and then finding an ecosystem that’s already solved that challenge, and literally trying to emulate what you learn.”
“This is life-cycle thinking, not just whether a product can be recycled, but all the parts of its existence: material extraction, manufacturing, packaging and transportation, product use, and end of life. Every step of the way, there’s a way to do something smart to make the most out of the product for net environmental gain.”
“Ethereum is a decentralized platform that runs smart contracts: applications that run exactly as programmed without any possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud or third party interference.”
“For the Greeks the challenge had, for the most part, to be public. One can win no honor in seclusion. One cannot test oneself against nothing. The Greeks knew humans are great self-deceivers and not to be trusted in self-evaluation. If you think yourself a great boxer, then box. If you feel yourself a great poet, then recite your poetry and be judged.”
it’s very interesting to me as someone living and working in decentralised collectives, that people seem obsessed with the problems of bad actors and preventing maliciousness, when that seems to me the most boring and least relevant kind of problem. Honestly it barely ever comes up. The truth is that when groups of humans *want* to collaborate well together, and everyone tries their best and has no ill intent, it’s still really freaking hard! That’s what we need to solve. And the difficulty goes way up with scale. Unless we crack *that* problem, we’re not going to see a new kind of society or economy emerge.”