Interesting news tidbit: Estonia Offers E-Residency.
This could be the toe-in-the-water, a tentative exploration of what is possible today and might become increasingly useful in the future.
Think of it as facilitating access to the day-to-day needs of living and doing business, as opposed to the purely government-related matters. After all, 99% of what we do – online and offline – has nothing to do with being citizens of a country and more with being residents of a country.
Chris Hedges’ article on his recent meeting with Assange is a mix of interview and essay, Assange’s statements and Hedges’ thoughts and expansion thereon are well worth reading – and thinking about.
(Excerpts of the audio here).
What Turned Jaron Lanier Against The Web?
Whole article is worth reading – and thinking about.
Lanier was one of the creators of our current digital reality and now he wants to subvert the “hive mind,” as the web world’s been called, before it engulfs us all, destroys political discourse, economic stability, the dignity of personhood and leads to social catastrophe.
if you say we’re creating the information economy, except that we’re making information free, then what we’re saying is we’re destroying the economy.