Exponential growth devours and corrupts
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The solution isn’t simple, but we’re in dire need of a strong counter culture, some mass infusion of the 1960s spirit. To offer realistic, ethical alternatives to the exponential growth logic.

Well-put!

The culture to counteract this destructive force could involve an extension of the open source development scene into the business and venture capital realm. The spirit that created a freer internet can be directed at creating a freer business world.

One emerging approach toward this end is cryptoeconomic protocols. With new levels of data integrity, reduced service costs, and very broad early-stage participation by developers and early adopters, viable ideas are able to scale up without traditional capital.

By gaining control over the business scale-up, developers and users can construct the service that suits their needs and ethical outlook. For example, incentives within a particular solution space can be balanced in order to create desirable outcomes. These might include fair business practices, reasonable compensation for contributions, and the prevention of abuse of a monopoly position.

Once in a while, a new set of infotech like the internet, web, or blockchain gives us a really interesting opportunity — even if short-lived — to create a better working and living environment!

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