A Thought On Virtual Labor and the Marketplace
The point of civilization has always been concentration. The onset of what we call civilization is the emergence of the first cities, places like Katal Huyuk. This was possible - and became necessary - because agriculture technology had advanced so far that there was more food than farmers' mouths. The organization of this abundance produced ...
We work at night
The air is standing tired a strong white light pierces it, but never encounters anything such is the space we are in Time is an old friend at the door who must wait until we fix what we will be broken to-night because of that light hitting us But the hours didn't count the hours ...
Power (sketch)
Power (sketch) A neutral observer looks at human interaction between A and B. In order to understand this interaction, the decisions involved have to be explained. Let's say agent A is in control of a resource (we will call this "in power") that agent B wants. If we want to understand this interaction, we need ...
Infinite Growth of the Service Economy?
A simple thought experiment is enough to show how absurd the infinite growth of a service economy is: People would be paying each other for ever more trivial "services" at an ever increasing rate, until the economy resembles a monopoly game on steroids.