- Dec 2022
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By AD 500, the Christian Church had drawn most of the talented men of theage into its service, in either missionary, organizational, doctrinal, or purelycontemplative activity.—Edward Grant, Physical Science in the Middle Ages
Google is like the Catholic Church both as organizers of information and society<br /> Just as the Catholic Church used funding from the masses to employ most of the smartest and talented to its own needs and mission from 500-1000 AD, Google has used advertising technology to collect people and employed them to their own needs. For one, the root was religion and the other technology, but both were organizing people and information for their own needs.
Who/what organization will succeed them? What will its goals and ethics entail?
(originally written 2022-12-11)
- Nov 2022
Web Monetization official site with motivation, wallets, providers, browsers, search engines, tools, documentation link, explainer link, specifications link, awesome list link, github link
- infinity search
- web monetization
- pipe web
Government officials are urging citizens to adopt the official digital currency in a bid to gain more control over the economy.
- Oct 2022
The seeds had a typical shelf life of about a year. While this limitation might have had some benefits (preventing inflation and encouraging spending, for example)
minor benefits, trivialities really. /s
- Jul 2022
But educational applications are merely the beginning: the recent development ofgamification applies the mechanisms of game design to enhance focus and motivation for nearlyany kind of activity (Deterding, Dixon, Khaled, & Nacke, 2011; Zichermann & Cunningham,2011). It is used in particular by businesses and organizations to goad people into performing tasksthat are useful for the organization—but not intrinsically rewarding for the individual. Examples areparticipating in surveys, filling in forms, or joining customer loyalty programs. While performingthese activities, respondents are given the kinds of points, “badges”, or bonuses that are used assymbolic rewards in games. This constant feedback motivates them to contribute additionally, so asto attain ever-higher total scores. Moreover, the more points they have gathered already, the lessthey are inclined to lose these points by prematurely stopping the activity—a psychological bias forcontinuity known as “sunk costs” (Garland & Newport, 1991).
Sunk costs are the time and other resource investments a participant has put into the game. Increasing reputation currency is also another motivator.
- Jun 2022
(2) The influence of the various concepts for the induction of lateral structure formation in lipid membranes on integral functional units like ionophores is demonstrated by analysing the single channel current fluctuations of gramicidin in bimolecular lipid membranes.
For Jerome Bruner, the place to begin is clear: “One starts somewhere—where the learner is.”
One starts education with where the student is. But mustn't we also inventory what tools and attitudes the student brings? What tools beyond basic literacy do they have? (Usually we presume literacy, but rarely go beyond this and the lack of literacy is too often viewed as failure, particularly as students get older.) Do they have motion, orality, song, visualization, memory? How can we focus on also utilizing these tools and modalities for learning.
Link to the idea that Donald Trump, a person who managed to function as a business owner and president of the United States, was less than literate, yet still managed to function in modern life as an example. In fact, perhaps his focus on oral modes of communication, and the blurrable lines in oral communicative meaning (see [[technobabble]]) was a major strength in his communication style as a means of rising to power?
Just as the populace has lost non-literacy based learning and teaching techniques so that we now consider the illiterate dumb, stupid, or lesser than, Western culture has done this en masse for entire populations and cultures.
Even well-meaning educators in the edtech space that are trying to now center care and well-being are completely missing this piece of the picture. There are much older and specifically non-literate teaching methods that we have lost in our educational toolbelts that would seem wholly odd and out of place in a modern college classroom. How can we center these "missing tools" as educational technology in a modern age? How might we frame Indigenous pedagogical methods as part of the emerging third archive?
Link to: - educational article by Tyson Yunkaporta about medical school songlines - Scott Young article "You should pay for Tutors"
aside on serendipity
As I was writing this note I had a toaster pop up notification in my email client with the arrival of an email by Scott Young with the title "You should pay for Tutors" which prompted me to add a link to this note. It reminds me of a related idea that Indigenous cultures likely used information and knowledge transfer as a means of payment (Lynne Kelly, Knowledge and Power). I have commented previously on the serendipity of things like auto correct or sparks of ideas while reading as a means of interlinking knowledge, but I don't recall experiencing this sort of serendipity leading to combinatorial creativity as a means of linking ideas,
- educational tools
- Tyson Yunkaporta
- indigenous knowledge
- orality vs. literacy
- modality shifts
- Jerome Bruner
- arts in education
- Indigenous pedagogy
- information as currency
- combinatorial creativity
- Indigenous knowledge as educational technology
- literacy isn't everything
- toaster notifications
- idea links
- educational substrates
- third archive
- Donald J. Trump
- Mar 2022
- Oct 2021
To create DAOs resilient to corruption, DAOstack’s first governance templates implement voting rights using a system called Reputation. Reputation is a score assigned to each user that represents that user’s voter power. Each DAO has a separate ledger of Reputation scores, and so Reputation cannot be directly transferred from peer to peer. Rather, it is distributed through the passing of proposals inside the DAO.Indirect transfers of Reputation that cannot be completely prevented, such as a user transferring selling control of their account, are discouraged by a DAO’s ability to slash Reputation: if DAO voters find that an account has indirectly transferred its voting power, the DAO can pass a proposal to set that account’s Reputation score to zero.
The selling of one’s personal account is an achilles heel of individual reputation scores. Bad actors could approach individuals and entice or coerce them, thereby reputation becomes misrepresented.
time as the new currency
Time: The New Currency
Women tend to be excluded from the national economy because their work is not paid and therefore not value or factored into the Gross Domestic Product of a nation. Money, then, is a mechanism for disempowerment.
- Aug 2020
Aizenman, Joshua, Yothin Jinjarak, Donghyun Park, and Huanhuan Zheng. ‘Good-Bye Original Sin, Hello Risk On-Off, Financial Fragility, and Crises?’ National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper Series, 23 April 2020. https://www.nber.org/papers/w27030.
- sovereign bond issuance data
- South Africa
- global financial crisis
- financial fragility
- monetary policy
- emerging markets
Lyons, Richard K, and Ganesh Viswanath-Natraj. ‘What Keeps Stablecoins Stable?’ Working Paper. Working Paper Series. National Bureau of Economic Research, May 2020. https://doi.org/10.3386/w27136.
- peg-sustaining arbitrage
- national currency
- exchange-rate economics
- exchange rates
- central-bank intervention
- peg-price deviations
- Jun 2020
Goodell, G., Al-Nakib, H. D., & Tasca, P. (2020). Digital Currency and the Economic Crisis: Helping States Respond. ArXiv:2006.03023 [Cs, Econ, q-Fin]. http://arxiv.org/abs/2006.03023
- Jan 2020
How To Make Thousands of Gold In Guild Wars 2 - Guide & Advice From The MMOs Richest Player 
29.20 / It all comes down to trust. (ingame-otc desk instead of using game's own marketplace.)
Trading posts between servers.
Merchant Guilds with grand-bazaar like reputation tracking.
GW2 economy design decisions necessitates the formation of guilds / trading communities.
Bypassing tax of "Trading Post" via P2P bartering.
Only reputation metric is your trading history in that specific subreddit. Use people with high reputation as escrow.
No middle-class in GW2. Rich records 2 hours long podcast for more players to make money.
Achievement system integrates with how fast you make gold and progress on other parts of the game. Golden idea to be included into social economy design!
"Do x,y,z like "recycle 1 ton of plastic" - earn "plastic recycler badge and get a %0.02 reduction on your bills." This can also get out of hand quickly, slippery slope. Still, implemented responsibly, can work wonders for a society.
We want money to flow through people and make it flow through your community first.
Sell to your community first. Then use global trade post as plan B.
When we changed the way we trade, the nature of gold in game changed. We were prioritizing materials, not gold. Resources became money, a multi-currency economy.
Community became tighter, engagement increased, people socialized more and started to enjoy the game more. Middle-class emerged!
Players learn how to achieve goals. Make money just playing the game.
"Trade post guilds" changed the whole game.
Peg the spirit shards value to play time value, all of a sudden everything matters (in the game)
Economical decisions in this game forces people to cooperate if you want to achieve a goal.
Maps (levels) are designed in a specific way, you are expected to flow through the entrance to exit and earn map currency.
- Jun 2019
- May 2019
- Oct 2017
Whenever a commentator or an economist conflates the fiscal outlook for a nation that issues its own currency (for example, the US) with the outlook for a nation that uses a foreign currency (for example, Greece) you know one thing for certain – they have not understood what currency sovereignty is.
Another school of thought on sovereign currency is sovereign money (https://www.sovereignmoney.eu/).
- Mar 2017
Where does one draw the 'community lines'? How much do people need to 'care' for each other to be part of a 'community'? Who decides who is in and who is out? What are the criteria? I am getting the distinct impression that 'community' is a problematic pattern which hides more than it reveals
Politics power and community.
Who is in, who is out.
- Sep 2016
Currency: United States dollar
I find that this is weird because El Salvador is actually pretty far away from the US. It is in the middle of central america, so u would expect for them to use a different currency.
- Jun 2016
- Jan 2016
the financial crisis convinced him that national currencies were vulnerable to politics and bad decision-making
- Dec 2015
Omidyar Network, established in 2004 by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, is funding a company called eCurrency Mint, eCM, for a technology that will allow central banks to issue digital currency called cryptocomplex cash. They have been working with 30 central banks, and two of them are about to announce deployment.
gives Chinese exporters a huge advantage
"Some economists, such as Paul Krugman, argue that Chinese currency devaluation helps China by boosting its exports, and hurts the United States by widening its trade deficit. ... Krugman has suggested that the United States should impose tariffs on Chinese goods"
"Greg Mankiw, on the other hand, asserts that U.S. protectionism via tariffs will hurt the U.S. economy far more than Chinese devaluation. Similarly, others have stated that the undervalued yuan has actually hurt China more in the long run insofar that the undervalued yuan doesn’t subsidize the Chinese exporter, but subsidizes the American importer."
[Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Currency_intervention#Chinese_Yuan Retrieved December 9, 2015]
- Oct 2013
Custom, however, is the surest preceptor in speaking, and we must use phraseology, like money, which has the public stamp.
Money metaphor. We use our language like currency and must be able to exchange and understand.