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August 20, 2015, 09:10:38 PM
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Everyone needs to jump ship from that sinking top-down morass into the individually autonomous (grass roots, bottom-up) Knowledge Age.

macsga, always democracy is a power vacuum. And thus yes the elite will take control...

The only way I can see to avoid that is to use technological innovation to remove the need for consensus... Soon we will have this technology.


Those propositions are impracticable. (See blue text below.)

Quote from: R. I. M. Dunbar. “Co-Evolution of Neocortical Size, Group Size and Language In Humans” (uned. preprint). 19 Feb. 235. link=http://www.uvm.edu/~pdodds/files/papers/others/1993/dunbar1993a.pdf
Primates are, above all, social animals. This has inevitably led to the suggestion that such intense sociality is functionally related to the exceptional cognitive abilities of these animals, as reflected in their unusually large brains (Jolly 1969, Humphrey 1976, Kummer 1982, Byrne & Whiten 1988). This claim is supported by the finding that mean group size is directly related to relative neocortical volume in nonhuman primates (Sawaguchi & Kudo 1990, Dunbar 1992a). These analyses suggest that although the size of the group in which animals live in a given habitat is a function of habitat-specific ecologically-determined costs and benefits (see for example Dunbar 1988, 1992b), there is a species-specific upper limit to group size which is set by purely cognitive constraints: animals cannot maintain the cohesion and integrity of groups larger than a size set by the information- processing capacity of their neocortex.
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August 20, 2015, 09:19:01 PM
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Those propositions are impracticable. (See blue text below.)

I mean "everyone" reading here. Of course the masses will fall into the NWO eugenics. Nature must cull the herd. What is the problem what that? It is life. Life requires death.

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August 20, 2015, 09:30:01 PM
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I mean "everyone" reading here.

Have you verified that your "exit" does not merely lead into another labyrinth?

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I mean "everyone" reading here.

Have you verified that your "exit" does not merely lead into another labyrinth?

Have you verified that life is not a labyrinth?

I know you prefer death. Why not walk your talk?

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You should be grateful that theymos has been able to keep these forums up against all the DoS attacks and basically allowed anyone to say anything they want.

Otherwise you'd have a bunch of fragmented communication sites and no economy-of-scale for us to speak to each other efficiently as a global community.

He allowed all that block size debate to go on and on and on.

You are free to compete and make your own top Bitcoin forum. Even Google refuses to link to this forum any more, because TPTB don't like the free speech that theymos provides. They'll probably take down his forums somehow eventually.

Come on just admit it. You love politics, communism, and a big government dick up your ass as a result.

You must learn that mentality from RPC.

Without Chairman Mao China would never be united. the Chinese people would not be living a freedoom life .

Am i right?

You must learn that your politicking instead of competing is Communism. Duh.

The joke just went right over your head.


Just because Theymos is the chief operator of the forum does not mean the forum would not be running without him.

Did you know Satoshi created the forum and gave Theymos admin right ? Without Theymos it would have been someone else.

Time to step back and re look at your flawed logic

I am aware that some have stated that Satoshi annoited Theymos.

Again you want to use politics to steal someone's asset thus Communism.

You act as if the forum is owned by the users and not by the owners of the forum. Capitalism not Communism.

You weren't there where Theymos was. Don't be jealous of his foresight. Go create your own foresight. Do NOT steal.

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August 20, 2015, 10:13:41 PM
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I mean "everyone" reading here.

Have you verified that your "exit" does not merely lead into another labyrinth?

Have you verified that life is not a labyrinth?

I know you prefer death. Why not walk your talk?


("A[n] [answer] does not a [question] make.")



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Towards solutions...

How could these be considered "solutions" (TPTB_need_war) if they could not be demonstrated to resolve those issues wherefor they are prescribed?

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August 20, 2015, 10:47:31 PM
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Towards solutions...

How could these be considered "solutions" (TPTB_need_war) if they could not be demonstrated to resolve those issues wherefor they are prescribed?

You seem to lack the ability to read. The word "towards" escaped your comprehension.

You are going back on ignore and this time permanently, because it is all too plainly obvious that you are stalking me. And I am also going on self-imposed ignore so you will need to find someone else to stalk.

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August 20, 2015, 11:08:25 PM
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Towards solutions...

How could these be considered "solutions" (TPTB_need_war) if they could not be demonstrated to resolve those issues wherefor they are prescribed?

You seem to lack the ability to read. The word "towards" escaped your comprehension.

You are going back on ignore and this time permanently, because it is all too plainly obvious that you are stalking me. And I am also going on self-imposed ignore so you will need to find someone else to stalk.


Perhaps you will return to the discussion when you, yourself, have a proposition germane thereto, and not, merely, criticisms thereof (e.g., like that below).

So we don't want an anti-money (whom can free-for-all coinbase nilly-willy debase faster race into the abyss) shitcoin that is designed to perniciously, self-destruct into a mutual chaos.

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http://mpnews.com.au/2015/08/17/shire-gives-non-approved-vegies-the-chop/

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Could anyone else please report username18333's posts to the moderator besides just me. Aren't we tired of the useless noise? I will delete this post.

Can't be tired of what you don't see.  Cool

Seriously, you can report someone for wasting time and being off-topic?

And so usernamexxxxx knows what i mean by wasting time: if you are correct and nothing can be proven (how do you scientifically prove this? --who knows, but it would be more practical to figure this out instead of arguing in circles....) then living your life on this assumption will garner you nothing, while buying into the lie(?) that can't be unproven will garner you experiencess you wouldn't have choosing the non-route. I'll stick with science being correct and wager an increased life expectancy, a hotter wife, and a nice vacation home are better goals than arguing with everyone that there is nothing to argue about.

PS. it must eat you up inside that this unprovable entity of your own making will never see your posts unless someone else of your own making quotes you.  Grin

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Just finished writing the section of the white paper dealing with network fragmentation. The bullet points:

  • The design from Satoshi can't prevent double spends unless network fragmentation can be detected, but then it can't approve any transactions, i.e. gridlock.
  • I can't think of how the design from Satoshi could even detect network fragmentation in the protocol in a Byzantine fault tolerant way.
  • If network fragmentation isn't detected, then any future merging of the fragmented block chains will either have to discard the block rewards on the shorter chains or accept unplanned coin supply inflation to prevent harming affected miners.
  • My design can detect any desired granularity of network fragmentation in the protocol with Byzantine fault tolerance.
  • Zero confirmation transactions can continue unabated in spite of network fragmentation (and always with no risk of double spend due to any scenario unlike Bitcoin's vulernabilities). Also zero confirmation transactions are truly instant in my design (<100 ms?) because they don't need to propagate over the entire P2P network.
  • Low bandwidth long distance wireless communication links can relay between detected network fragments, so non-zero confirmation transactions can continue with only a delay. My design has such low bandwidth on the block chain (regardless how many transactions per second) that this is viable.
  • It is possible to use similar strategies in my design to keep the block chain operational even if the entire internet is shut down.

Btw, the M.S. is really becoming woesome for me recent days. Difficult to be productive. Today I started a new experiment. I will attempt to drink only the water of the coconut and not eat. I will see for how long I can do this. Hopefully days or a week or so. I need to kill those bad bacteria in my stomach. This M.S. is holding me back. I know if I didn't have it, I could code everything myself without losing time talking. Talking = The Mythical Man Month.

In other news, a very prominent member of these forums who appears to be a world-class programmer has expressed strong interest in partnering with me to help me get this implemented faster (which I very much appreciate). We are in discussions, but this may or may not work out because we have a slight difference of opinion on the preferred computer language and potentially his cash compensation opportunity cost may be too high (or maybe not, as I haven't seen his figures yet). He prioritizes the attitude of a practitioner versus the theoretical promise of expressive type systems that some claim (which he may have a right to doubt and others do doubt) can capture modularity in a way that eliminates much of the metastasizing spaghetti code. He makes the salient point that there is no perfection and one works within the constraints of the language they choose and as fall back if it is all open source, his point is you can recompile and even refactor as a last resort. Whereas, I prioritize expressive type systems modularity and of the opinion that one can be just as productive by following "expressively typed modular coding practices" (and that is a subjective phrase to some extent so my "best" could be argued as not "best" by others). This person points out that theoretical computer science is important when it leads to optimized practice but in the interim it can slows us down when it is not yet a mainstream language or most other programmers won't take to it, and he claims he is very productive regardless. I have no doubt he is productive in the short-run, but I am concerned about metastasizing tightly coupled spaghetti over the long-term as a project becomes more ingrained and complex. His perspective is a valid counter stance and certainly not without merit but it is also leaning towards the sort of all encompassing "I want my comfort zone" comment you hear from folks who are trying to justify why dynamically typed languages should be used every where, e.g. Steve Yeggie and even the progenitor of the term "open source" the 150+ IQ genius Eric S. Raymond. And although it is a reasonable point to balance, it is not an absolute truth and there are good reasons sometimes to think the other way. Most programmers can do more damage to your project than you initially realize (although I suspect that doesn't apply to the programmer I am referring to above). However criticizing myself, one has to be pragmatic and accept that the productivity of even sufficiently large numbers of monkeys (not the programmer referred to above) banging randomly on source code can find (and even fix!) more bugs than one guy lonesome.

<-  metastasizing tightly coupled spaghetti over the long-term

So I have these two possibilities for potentially accelerating my work. Third option is go to Australia for the experiment of fecal transplants, but that will be expensive ($5000 - $10,000?). Also the math PhD is still coming up to speed on the work, and it is not clear yet how productive that person will be.

Also I do want to note that the one tradeoff in my consensus network design is there is a change in the security model assumption. I won't detail it now, except to say that it is still feasible for a full node to download all the history and independently verify the veracity of the block chain down to the transaction verification level. The difference on the security is that if the economic model fails which is exceedingly unlikely (odds of winning the Lotto?) because it would mean no party in the world has an incentive to take free money, then irreparable harm can result (but the harm does not metastasize and thus probably impossible/implausible to cause widespread harm). Whereas in the design of Satoshi, if an adversary (or commonwealth of nations) has 51% of the network hashrate or if network fragmentation occurs, then widespread havok or harm can result. So in my thinking, my design is the far superior choice of security tradeoffs.

Could anyone else please report username18333's posts to the moderator besides just me. Aren't we tired of the useless noise? I will delete this post.

Can't be tired of what you don't see.  Cool

Seriously, you can report someone for wasting time and being off-topic?

Unfortunately this forum sucks in that ignore still shows you that the person posted. There should be a "super ignore" feature so the ignored posts absolutely disappear entirely from your view of the thread.

It is trolling to stalk someone and reply to everyone of their posts (in multiple threads e.g. this one, Martin Armstrong, and Economic Devastation; and always within seconds after I post!) and usually when I am not speaking to that person nor is he trying to reasonably engage in discussion but rather Hitler force his concept of life over and over and over and over on multiple threads (never any other points from him, just the same point). And to post the same redundant point-of-view that is entirely inconsistent with how virtually everyone else in the world views the purpose of life.

You know I am against censorship. And many times I've tried to be reasonable with him. Unfortunately the moderator doesn't appear to understand the situation. I will private message him.






The Theory of the Firm can be explained from one perspective with the erroneous theory that knowledge creation can be duplicated and redundant thus managers play an important role of making sure there are backup employees in case one gets sick, leaves, or otherwise fails.

We've needed corporations to aggregate work, because for example you don't build Mozilla Firefox with one programmer. You need a large team.

This is why I was working so hard on solving the Expression Problem for computer programming language (which I think I've solved and will be working on after I finish the crypto work), because with true modularity (no need to refactor), then programmers can work on their own smaller modules and then other programmers can combine modules into large programs. This is the Holy Grail of programming yet to be achieved.

In any case, the point is knowledge creation is becoming more autonomous, e.g. the 3D printer and 3D printer designs for download. You used to need a corporation to accomplish what you can now do individually.



Whereas if you review my essay linked from the opening post of this thread, I argue that knowledge creation is accretive, spontaneous, and the property of the creator, thus it can't be tied to money or physical value. Knowledge creation is like an end-to-end principled network in that middle men (Theory of the Firm) can only obstruct it.

More generally and abstractly what is happening is that we are becoming more specialized and thus the trend to maximum division-of-labor is intact. The problem with the maximum division-of-labor is that in the Theory of the Firm, this gives the corporation all the control and profits because the various specialists can't sell their skills independently into the final market and have to be bundled by the corporation into a final product.

rpietila, I moved our discussion about theory of change activism in money systems, and username18333 on the applicability of his Great Empire of Hyperaccelerated Redistribution Theft™ anti-money altcoin, to the Economic Devastation thread which is more apropos.

Even Karl Marx understood that the system of social structure was a result of (and not the cause of) the mode of production driven by technology (a.k.a. "natural science"). He eloquently stated that the mode of production shifted over time due to changes in the underlying technological "forces of" production. He explained that what he meant by capitalism is the "modern bourgeois society" which he certainly meant those who could aggregate more capital in the power-law distribution simply because they had more capital.

Karl Marx did not state that the reason for this rise of monetary capitalists is because the Industrial Age can be financed with usury because industry (e.g. factories) require high fixed capital investments, with amortized rates of return. And thus industrial society can not produce without concentration of monetary capital. And thus capitalists are then able to capture the government and write off usury defaults to the public backstop, because in an industrial society production is too big to fail because it does not incorporate Taleb's anti-fragility thus investments in production overcommit to egregious estimation errors because there is a contagion effect of increasing debt to stimulate demand and production. In short, the entire industrial system is doomed to corruption by its very technological nature regardless what social structure is attempted to build on top of it.

Whereas, in the opening post of the Economic Devastation thread, CoinCube has cited my writings on the theory that the Knowledge Age inverts the control over capital, because knowledge creation (not preexisting knowledge consumption per se, although learning is diversified especially if autodidactic undirected and thus a form of innovative knowledge creation) spawns chaotically and unpredictably, thus can not be control by monetary capital. It is the changes in technology which have enabled individuals to directly "sell" (trade) their knowledge creation into the market of demand for knowledge creation, and stepping out from under the control and reason for existance of the corporation in the Theory of the Firm, that is destroying the utility of excessive quantities of stored monetary capital, because it is implausible to convert these large stores of capital to efficient production of knowledge. This is the why the old world industrial capitalists are creating a new world order of totalitarian control in order to try to hang on to their power which is being fundamentally eroded by technological shift to the Knowledge Age.

I believe I am the progenitor of the concept and term Knowledge Age in this context.

I have argued to rpietila that the technological struts (e.g. anonymous internet and anonymous money for trading and including micropayments scaling which Monero can't do) have to be in place before the change will occur and that his religious activism is counter-productive.

I have argued that username18333 makes the same mistake that all communists and socialists do, in that they can think by force of destroying freedom by stealing from some to give to others that they can change the underlying forces of production. One day I will need to take the time to read all of Marx to understand how he ostensibly transitioned from a correct statement of reality in the Preface to such a horrific killing field of Communism.

P.S. I am the former AnonyMint, the creator of this Dark Enlightenment thread.

We humans can work on technology that alters those implicit constraints. That is about all we can do to effect change. Education is a total waste of time, because people will naturally anneal to the implicit constraints (humans are very adaptable).

In the Industrial Age, the most economic meant aggregation of capital (factories and labor) because production required large economies-of-scale. Thus the Theory of the Firm (top-down management) applied. As well, capture of the State by the capitalists applied, because these were all the most economic outcomes. The people were fed the delusion of democracy because this was the most economic (for them and for the capitalists). But I tell you even the capitalists know they are trapped by the one-world NWO and they don't like it. Their ROI is diminishing and they know it.

My point all along has been the Knowledge Age alters the implicit economic constraints, because it removes those requirements (benefits) for economy-of-scale beyond the groupsize of the individual. The larger entities will be less agile and thus a liability in the Knowledge Age.

The monetary system we got was the one that fit the implicit economic constraints.

What will get in the Knowledge Age is what is most economic in the new paradigm of implicit economic constraints.

It would be much more productive use of your time to analyze what the implicit constraints are and model the free market outcome, than waste your time being repulsed by your ingrained preferences (which frankly I think are just FUD any way). And yes your beloved Statism was a free market outcome of the Industrial Age (and prior). And that is why socialism thrives at this end game, because people correctly blame the free market, but without realizing that it all is changing in the Knowledge Age if they would only adapt (but their ears and eyes are covered).

The Knowledge Age threatens to alter the implicit economic constraints radically.

It has nothing to do with their understanding of money.

Micropayments are the only way certain business models could function. There is a huge economy that doesn't happen without micropayments. We will never remove the Sybil attacks on Tor without micropayments.

The generative essence is that the maximization of the division-of-labor trend requires increasing granularity of transactions.

This is an inexorable trend. For example, 1000s of years ago one had to carry around a slap of Iron to make a payment. This required payments to be coalesced supporting the Transaction Cost Theory of the Firm (which is antithetical to the maximum division-of-labor and its End-to-end Principle implication).

The argument against micropayments was the cognitive cost places a lower bound on the transaction size, but this cognitive decision process can be automated for the user. For example, I join a dating site and agree to pay 1 cent per message I send, thus I only make this cognitive decision once for all micropayments I do and this eliminates the need for a CAPTCHA or some other intrusive means of preventing spam (a form of Sybil attack).

It is precisely because of this cognitive load that non-micropayments can't scale to maximum division-of-labor. How many experts can you reason about to pay $100-$1000 each for some service? But let's say you can automate by agreeing to pay 1 cent per research paper accessed then you can preview unlimited experts without cognitive load on each transaction.

Micropayments monetize the Gift Economy of the Knowledge Age. This is what Reddit and Doggie Coin were all about. Without that monetization, the Gift Economy devolves into corporate sponsorship of those with reputation which all that centralized evil of the Transaction Cost Theory of the Corporation.

Financeability of Knowledge

As explained in the “Economy of Knowledge” and “Energy of Knowledge” sections, knowledge doesn't exist now if it isn't dynamically adaptable in the future. The only systems in nature which can do this, are those that are composed of autonomous agents without top-down control, e.g. ant colonies, the neurons and synapses of the human brain, free markets, and unregulated social networks.

Due to aggregating and concentrating capital via an interest rate, as opposed to dispersing and scattering capital, finance mathematically must over time reduce the quantity of autonomous decisions (at least decisions about who receives funding to produce). Thus if financing were the predominant long-term trend, knowledge could not be.

The more potential energy in the knowledge capital, the more priceless it is sell its future. There are knowledge producers such as the creator of the open-source software movement, who absolutely refuse to work at any price where they don't have sufficient ownership of their knowledge, so as to prevent limitations of its potential future use. Due to the transactional cost Theory of the Firm which provides for the economic existence of the corporation, corporate capital accumulates by defending or increasing the transactional cost between otherwise autonomous knowledge producing actors. Thus increasing corporate control of knowledge is the antithesis of increasing knowledge. Knowledge can only increase by increasing the autonomy of the knowledge producing actors. This tension is depicted graphically.

Thus, finance and corporations are inherently ownership centralization paradigms. Whereas, knowledge ownership can not be centralized without destroying it.

For example, if a corporation purchased a huge library of software modules or books, written by different authors, the managers could create nothing with this without the authors (or others) who are knowledgeable of these modules or books. If these authors were not already organically interacting, then they would not be able to at any price, unless there was interoperability knowledge potential enumerated by some knowledgeable person(s). Thus always the knowledge is owned by the knowledge producers. When a knowledge producer is gone, the knowledge previously produced is destroyed, if it was not adopted by another sufficiently knowledgeable producer.

The Inverse Commons explains that unlike sharing of hard resources, the sharing of knowledge increases the value of the shared knowledge. Current knowledge becomes more valuable as it gains more future potential uses, and only autonomous knowledge actors can maximize diverse use cases of interoperability.

Software has minimal financing requirements, e.g. one or two humans with computers can write software that launches a $millions start-up. I did this once or twice by myself with no employees (e.g. CoolPage.com by 2001 if in Shadowstats inflation-adjusted dollars).

Citing special cases of localized efficiency doesn't vacate my assertion (and informal proof) that generalized, global efficiency is the maximization of entropy. Over the long-term systems self-organize (anneal) to prioritize global efficiency by eliminating Coasian barriers.

So sorry your view is too simpleton.

The generalized definition of efficiency does incorporate any domain (including capital formation) that is relevant to maximizing global entropy.

I was working on trying to solve the problem of not having to commit so tightly coupled to a platform, because I know how important this could be for scaling in the Knowledge Age. In that linked thread, I was getting deeper into the concept of the Theory of the Firm, why corporations exist and why the Knowledge Age eliminates them. Unfortunately I've had to put that on the back burner and it is very ambitious.

Ah I just bumped into my 2011 prediction on Google, which seems to be coming true. Yet another in my long list of correct conceptualizations that come to fruition.

Capital and knowledge age
If we think capital as the means of production, then in the knowledge age, knowledge and knowledge workers is the capital, essentialy threatening "capitalism", because the means of production are now free to walk off the factory! So capitalism will be reinvented in less centralized and more distributed fashion.

Bravo! You got that aspect of the concept.  Grin

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August 21, 2015, 04:11:20 PM
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And so usernamexxxxx knows what i mean by wasting time: if you are correct and nothing can be proven (how do you scientifically prove this? --who knows, but it would be more practical to figure this out instead of arguing in circles....) then living your life on this assumption will garner you nothing, while buying into the lie(?) that can't be unproven will garner you experiencess you wouldn't have choosing the non-route.
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This thread is about "economic totalitarianism," and these posts, though you so detest them, have cut it "to the bone."

Quote from: Steven Schneider, "Identity Theory," Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
To solve this problem, Place called attention to the "phenomenological fallacy"—the mistaken assumption that one's introspective observations report "the actual state of affairs in some mysterious internal environment."

Proof only exists in purely axiomatic systems (e.g., mathematics). Empirical systems have but evidence, since observation must be assumed to be veridical (should one aim to avoid solipsism). Therefore, you have not proven  anything (that genuinely corresponds to the observable universe). Furthermore, your hypothetical is so far abstracted from reality that its meaningful connections to reality, if any, are not at all apparent (which, according to your criticism of my use of language, is entirely the fault of yourself).

Regardless, I have shown that - at least, within the context of your hypotheticals - reality has to be framed around money (perhaps, via a plutocratic hyperreality) for it to be anything but an instrument of augmenting the abuse of scarcity to one's (perhaps, a plutocrat's) advantage.
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Bravo! .  Grin


Was debating whether to read this or to keep watching Mad max--think I made the right choice. When you talk about micro payments (Monero, no?  Sad), I was think of how a site like soundcloud could benefit from penny (or fraction of a penny) listen fees--they only play 15 second adds every half hour or so, but as more manufacturing moves directly to the consumer, it would make more sense to replace that meager sum with micropayents--and since so much of their best content are covers--this would allow the original artist to gain the lion share while those who tweak their work would also benefit and help the original work to stay fresh. The profit division would be content originator, content distributor/centralizer, and sometimes, content  editor. It's mind boggling simple and the efficiency gains are ridiculous.

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August 21, 2015, 07:48:26 PM
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Quote from: iamback a.k.a. AnonyMint
Financeability of Knowledge

As explained in the “Economy of Knowledge” and “Energy of Knowledge” sections, knowledge doesn't exist now if it isn't dynamically adaptable in the future. The only systems in nature which can do this, are those that are composed of autonomous agents without top-down control, e.g. ant colonies, the neurons and synapses of the human brain, free markets, and unregulated social networks.

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Some aspects of the brain, of thought etc are hierarchical, some are not.

Quote from: Carole L. Crumley. “Heterarchy and the Analysis of Complex Societies.” 2004. 3. Web. 20 Apr. 2015. <http://www.sonoma.edu/users/p/purser/Anth590/crumley%20heterarchy.pdf>
Heterarchy may be defined as the relation of elements to one another when they are unranked or when they possess the potential for being ranked in a number of different ways.

Escape the plutocrats’ zanpakutō, Flower in the Mirror, Moon on the Water: brave “the ascent which is rough and steep” (Plato).
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August 21, 2015, 07:55:49 PM
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It is trolling to stalk someone and reply to everyone of their posts (in multiple threads e.g. this one, Martin Armstrong, and Economic Devastation; and always within seconds after I post!) and usually when I am not speaking to that person nor is he trying to reasonably engage in discussion but rather Hitler force his concept of life over and over and over and over on multiple threads (never any other points from him, just the same point). And to post the same redundant point-of-view that is entirely inconsistent with how virtually everyone else in the world views the purpose of life.


1. You post most often to those threads, hence you receive these replies most often.

2. You receive the posts as identical because they have all been (as your description would indicate) wholly incomprehensible to you.

3. Yours is an argumentum ad populum.

Quote from: Epicurus (341‒270 BCE)
I have never wished to cater to the crowd; for what I know they do not approve, and what they approve I do not know.

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August 21, 2015, 08:21:34 PM
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For satellites future!
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August 21, 2015, 10:17:23 PM
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Mega threads can be banned if they subsume the forum into a groupthink. So keep that in mind when posting in this thread. Redundant arguments should be avoided.

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August 21, 2015, 10:43:23 PM
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Revolting totalitarian humanism in Europe.

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August 22, 2015, 12:29:58 AM
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Mircea Popescu is an overconfident idiot. This applies to solutions to the coming totalitarianism. Follow him at your peril.

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