SOURCE: Alison McDowel:

While more people are starting to talk about geo-fencing and medical passports, not enough grasp how blockchain identity and digital currency will interface with social impact investing to create an augmented reality prison-planet structure to profit the global elite. Their transhumanist “game” intends to harvest natural life forces as data in a misguided quest to trigger the singularity and turn us into cyborgs. The inability of people active in the blockchain space to engage on the topic of the spatial web and the environmental and psychic costs associated with the roll out of Internet of Bodies and the 5/6G infrastructure that will fuel it continues to be a source of frustration for me. I know I need to be more patient as everyone gets up to speed; but please, I’m asking folks to put in some serious time so you, too, can understand their game.

Below are excerpts from two documents put out by The Institute for the Futures’ Blockchain Futures Lab in 2016 and 2017. This organization was spun out of RAND in the late 1960s. The first document is an infographic positioned as  a ten year blockchain map for the years 2017 to 2027. The second is a white paper submitted as part of a Blockchain Healthcare Ideation Challenge for Medicaid hosted by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology in partnership with the Chamber of Digital Commerce. I hope the commentary I provide in the tweets that follow will spark some questions in your mind about blockchain and what role, if any, it should play in our quest to maintain bodily autonomy, personal agency, communal care, and to strive to heal the planet and mend our social relations.

I have spoken on the topic of augmented reality in several interviews: a three-hour webinar with Joseph Gonzalez, an hour interview with Tom Cowan, and another one-hour program with Bonnie Faulker of Guns and Butter (audio only).



Short Story – The Domestic Front, Van Diamondfinger, Oxford American Summer of 2017


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