Jan 26, 2012 - Podcast    1 Comment

Decentralization Initiatives


January has had a few weird winter adventures for me (See Losing Power & Death via Decentralization) and the interview I lined up this month is going to happen next week. But that won’t stop the SotE monthly podcast production train! This episode features the bulk of C-Realm #293 – Infinite Rehypothecation – which a number of Friends of the C-Realm indicate has been having iTunes problems and KMO welcomed other podcasts to share in their non-podomatic iTunes enabled feeds. It features an interview with Nicole Foss of The Automatic Earth blog about “the need for re-localization; cash as ‘a pile of unmade choices’, her strong support for permaculture and for restoring soil fertility”. It wraps up with a great animal-based analogy for why we need more decentralization initiatives:

You really don’t want to be the first or the only zebra or wildebeest in the water. So once the herds are crossing all at once almost all of them get to the other side. We need to move together on this because if we do then we can create enough decentralization initiatives that most of them will get to the other side of the crocodile infested waters.

The Internet may be the most decentralized initiative humanity has yet created. This episode also includes media that relate to the shortsighted potential US laws SOPA and Protect IP and the recent Internet Blackout to raise awareness / help prevent these pieces of legislation from happening:

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  • There is a fundamental fairness that needs to be present in some systems – evaluation/promotion, division of labor, etc. Yes it could lull one into a false comfort of underachievement, but it can also give people a target to hit. I’m seeing many new to the profession colleagues not knowing where to focus and then burning out because they think everything is there responsibility, even other people’s work. Some people will obviously go for the least effort to get the job done. But guidance is also needed for what excellence could look like in an organization.

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