I have this good/bad habit to always be entertained. I remember my dad kept telling me "focus on your food when eating", but it feels so wasteful to not spend that time doing something else at the same time. I used to watch a lot of movies and tv shows in the past while eating, that did fill my entertainment thirst but at the same time it's just that, entertainment so i started to realize it's turning into a bad habit where I'm not really getting much out of it. I think this realization came to me mostly after I stumbled onto Steem and decided to focus on this weird little experiment at the time at a 100%.
Nowadays I try to watch something educational instead so that while I'm still not "focusing on my food" which my dad would be disappointed about, I'm still trying to turn it into more of a good habit than just it just being wasteful. To be honest I haven't been able to enjoy movies / tv shows the same way since Steem, it feels as though there is always something you can be doing. I'm sure many of you who are as addicted as me feel the same way. It's not even just about the earning aspect or thinking "oh well instead of doing this I could go and curate a post to earn some good CR or drop a comment here and there to earn an upvote or build a new connection today that may get me more votes in the future". It just feels like there is constantly something to do, something to build and something missing that you want to try and fill that hole up.
That's pretty much the story of my Steem life if I'm being honest. It's not like I've come up with something that innovative that is still running today, it's been more about looking what exists, what maybe could be done better and trying my best to improve on those parts for the ecosystem. Fun fact, OCD was started because there was a curation trail project that was literally taking people's content, "promoting" them onto new posts and not even giving the original author an upvote but just rewarding themselves and giving the people doing the work behind these accounts that someone else owned a small share - often missing. Unfortunately that's how things are with early technology, it's the same everywhere in the world if there is no regulation. If people get into power and they can abuse it and get away with it, most of the time they will and won't care about the long term effects it has on the same ecosystem that they are earning from. Sad to see these people still around with not much consequences behind their past actions but someone will always remember, and if not the blockchain will.
Oh and if you're reading this and wondering where I'm actually going with this, I don't know to be honest, hence I titled it Ramble before I even began writing cause I knew it was going to go all over the board. Let's bring it back a bit to what I initially wanted to talk about though.
I really enjoy the Kurzegesagt (in a nutshell) youtube videos, these are usually my primary source of "education" I like to watch/listen when eating nowadays. I'm also really interested in space stuff and philosophy lately, but anyway my main interest is still blockchain tech and I can't help but have it in the back of my mind each time I see/read/listen to something. It shows me how revolutionary it really is when most things I stumble upon that exist today could be improved with blockchain. I was lucky and got to understand this tech early, I'm not sure why I stuck to attempting to figure more out about it to make it obvious to me why it was so innovative but I did and if I could go back in time I wouldn't change a thing - except maybe being a better hodler and trader.
So I was first watching this video about quantum computing by Kurzgesagt while waiting for my food to cool off a bit and there it was not hard to not think blockchain as they literally mention what quantum computing in the future could do to encryption that blockchain's use such as the whole public/private key part. Luckily we are still somewhat far off from that but it's gonna be interesting how we figure out solutions for that as well, superpositions are scary!
Then I started watching one about CRISPR and how revolutionary they made it out to be - which it is, it's just funny how when it's something more practical and somewhat easy to explain (the tech to edit genetics is getting much better) everyone praises it and sees the value. Then on the other hand when Satoshi came out with his innovation to the double spend problem and making decentralization possible most people ignored it for the longest time until they realized it's going to literally change the whole way we perceive money, value and information.
Anyway, to end this ramble. What do you do while eating? Look at your food? Make sure it doesn't end up in the wrong pipe? Any other kind of entertainment?
I'm pretty exicted about the future when it comes to technology and what it is enabling and what we are making of it - at the same time it's a bit sad about all the political and dumb shit people still keep focusing on that may cut that future short. I'm hoping blockchain technology was not invented too late, to still save the people from the enslavement of the debt economy but that it was late enough for no one to be able to stop it due to how crucial internet is to everyone. In Finland it is even considered a human right to access to the internet.
I think Satoshi doesn't get enough credit.