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skids Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-20-07 07:43 PM
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12. Well I know one "one size fits all" tactic...

...Whether we are headed towards Mad Max, Bladerunner, Brazil, or Gaticca, building communities can only help in the end.

By this I mean finding people you can trust a bit, and leveraging that trust to create small, independent networks that support as many of our needs as possible.

Here in Internet land we are well connected but lack the element of trust -- there's no security out here; it's pretty much no-man's land with practically no law and no way to vet anything.

On the really local (family/neighborhood) level it's easier to build trust relationships, but not to get well connected as usually those relationships are with people who are in the exact same boat as you, and there's limited benefit to be had from "trading" with someone that has what you have and lacks what you lack.

I watched this recently and found it very interesting, for those who have a modicum of capital and/or influence.

And as always I kinda wonder why with the readily available tools we have to keep the government out of our business, and with the advent of "Web 2.0" social networking, we don't yet have a plethora of p2p applications tackling the trust issue online that prevents non-geographical communities from building up local mini-economies. Then I remember that people seem to have abandoned the concept of computer security in frustration (and as such, since they are insecure, they cannot be fully trusted.)

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