Mining, Gaming and doing Drugs

in thoughts •  6 months ago 

I don't know why I am posting this, it is not like anyone is going to read it as, they are all too busy building drug empires and snorting coke off the bare asses of hookers. That last part isn't actually in the Drug Wars game but, I just assume that it is what people do on a regular Wednesday.

Most likely, it will be gaming that really makes crypto go mainstream with the masses as it is the masses who spend their time playing games. If we look at the economic world, entertainment takes a very large slice of the demanded pie. Well, it takes a very large slice of the consumable demanded pie.

In 2020, the entertainment and media market in the United States is expected to be worth over 720.38 billion U.S. dollars. On a global scale, the entertainment and media market was worth 1.72 trillion U.S. dollars in 2015 and is set to rise to 2.14 trillion by 2020. source

@Acidyo shared this infographic the other day (I will link it only) which compares the world's estimated money and markets and while the top 50 richest in the world are worth 1.9 trillion, the top 10 richest people are worth the equivalent of the bottom 3.5 billion, it really is a drop in the ocean. The derivatives market has an estimated worth of 544 trillion. For clarity, remember that the entire US debt, the most debt laden country in the world is 22 trillion in the hole.

What the hell is going on here?

Oh, 544 trillion is the low-end estimate. It is often estimated at 1.2 quadrillion.

I don't think that is an actual number anymore but then, I don't really know what derivatives are or how they work and I am guessing that most of the people who spend their time talking about how much money there is in the entertainment industry don't either. If they did, they might be playing different games.

It really is insane to think about what is going on with all of this and how this inflated sense that fiat has value can be used to purchase people's hopes and dreams. Literally with enough cash. How many people sell the thing they love doing so they can buy some nice cars, a mansion and more cocaine and bare hooker asses? At what point have people sold all of their hopes and dreams for cash only to find that a handful of people own everything? Not just the businesses but, literally everything. What use is cash if it is all held by a few people - and what will they do with it?

Maybe that is the way it is already where we are trading the tokens of the game with each other and they are providing an ever increasing supply by buying our good ideas, the things that actually hold value, the things that can be traded for goods and services from other. We give them real, they issue a token as payment and eventually, the only place that token is accepted is businesses owned by a few who acquired the world by buying us out. That is the game of Monopoly right? Right down to the monopoly money issued.

We like to talk about the unpayable debt that is being accumulated but what are they buying with those zeroes as it mounts? Us. As said, they are buying our ideas and businesses and one day while the economy collapses, they still hold the deeds to what we once held, even our those of our homes.

In some ways it is similar to what happened to the indigenous populations of the world as they were traded things that actually held little value for everything else they owned, a few weapons for diamond mines, a few more for the oilfields. And, history has shown what happens when the natural resources are depleted as they withdraw the support and leave the local populations fighting for scraps.

Lately, I have talked about the ownership of Steem as being like real estate and over time I have questioned the sellers. I actually have no issue in people using Steem to buy, but selling it for fiat, that seems counterproductive in the long run as that just keeps propping up the system that is destined to fail and then, unless what has been bought is valuable after that crash, what then?

This is perhaps the problem. We have been conditioned like Pavlov's dog to salivate at the mention of dollars by those who are only more than willing to print more to feed us. The more they print the more it takes to fill our belly due to the inflation and, we are willing to sell more and more of what we have until what we have is only a debt and a contract to pay back more than was borrowed. While we pay this back they use what we pay to entrap an increasing amount of people into a debt cycle until they owe also. We are addicts supporting the creating of the next generation of the addicted.

So, not only are we drawn into a debt cycle, what we give up in the process are the things that actually hold value, the things that we could have used to trade with each other and support each other but alas, we no longer hold.

I am far from an economist but, the numbers don't add up and our behaviors are leading us into a world where we have no ownership of anything, only contracts we must service in order to live at the will of others. They mine us, game us and enslave us as addicts and while they own it all, we become lesser valued derivatives of ourselves.

Taraz
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I am currently trapped in this feeling, and i have been for a while.

I saw this brave new world of crypto as an opportunity to change this paradigm, I sold my FIAT to buy STEEM, I came with ideas and skills, I came with hopes and expectations of doing my part to make the world a better place.

Maybe I didn't look enough at myself before hand, maybe i was silly.

My ideas have been copied, not supported, I have been mined, for a while i was enslaved trying to be a witness that made a difference, i know i sound wary and hurt, well i am.

Yet when i read other free thinkers that seem not being so much hurt as i am i feel there is hope, i feel maybe others with the same vision but a better approach might succeed where i have failed.

I am trying to change my approach, I realized that no matter how much you put in, it seems is not enough, I have resorted to write this type of posts (like this one of yours) in my mother language (Spanish) and try to make a difference by sharing this vision from my tribune.

But the call for change makes me restless, I might impact 1, 2 or 10 people but is it enough?... Nothing ever seems enough...

Maybe i should be snorting my cocaine from hooker's asses...

Thanks for sharing this!

I am trying to change my approach, I realized that no matter how much you put in, it seems is not enough,

There will never be enough, life takes and takes all we give. We give our best, life takes it all. We give our worst, life takes that too. I prefer to give life the best life than the worst because it is my life I must live so why live out of spite of life?

But the call for change makes me restless, I might impact 1, 2 or 10 people but is it enough?... Nothing ever seems enough...

There is only one you can change, the rest you can influence. As I see it, if the goal is to improve experience or to reduce suffering, it starts from within and is projected outward where it may affect others and improve their lives. I think these days we confuse the pain on our ego as mortal wound when it is little more than how we ourselves have chosen to experience it. You say your ideas have been stolen, I have chosen to share mine freely. While I might benefit little in comparison to others, I'd rather have my ideas out there for a chance to develop than held back both I cannot develop them myself.

We cannot control what we experience but, we can control how we experience it.

Thanks for taking the time to reply to my "rant"

You say your ideas have been stolen, I have chosen to share mine freely.

I said copied, I left them on the table to be shared, adopted and supported. Believing that we could make a difference working together.

I'd rather have my ideas out there for a chance to develop than held back both I cannot develop them myself.

Exactly my train of tough, and little i knew they would be taken and used by a few to profit

But yes... According to LEGO Batman: "If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and then make that change." (Batman is Wise)

Maybe I haven't looked deep enough.

Somehow from willing to improve experience and reduce suffering I started to suffer myself as the experience got just drizzling from good to bad to worse.

I paid a huge price, still paying it and trying to pull out of the crumbles that were left.

I would say I learnt, I met wonderful human beings and maybe now the reconstruction can begin.

Still I'd rather be snorting from that hooker's ass, but when reality hits it hits hard.

peace bro.

I said copied, I left them on the table to be shared, adopted and supported. Believing that we could make a difference working together.

My bad. Yes you did say copied.

Somehow from willing to improve experience and reduce suffering I started to suffer myself as the experience got just drizzling from good to bad to worse.

It is a slippery slope and these days, there is rarely a hand that reaches out at all. However, recognising the process is the process to recovery.

Stay in touch.

It is a slippery slope and these days, there is rarely a hand that reaches out at all. However,

The beauty of it is that there have been many hands reaching, from places i didn't expect with their limited means, and i feel thankful for that.

recognising the process is the process to recovery.

That is were I'm now hopefully... Maybe that is the direction I should give my blog, my recovery journal.

Or maybe i should start living outside more... haven't decided yet!

Thanks for the engagement I for sure will stay in touch, my friend @por500bolos speaks wonders of you.

Or maybe i should start living outside more... haven't decided yet!

I think the same often enough but then I look outside at the Finnish weather and change my mind :)

Yeah french winter does that t me....

Rule by force is the disease, who and how are symptoms.

Until enough of us exist whose first lesson in life is not 'do as you are told, or else', this is what we get.

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Gaming could well be the key to blockchain kicking off.

The global education market is worth much more though.. I've seen one estimate of $7 trillion.

If someone could just figure out a simple way of explaining wtf a derivative is that value might quintuple.

Then again it might reduce it by a trillion times if the citizens of the world realise the use value (rather than the exchange value) of derivatives.

The global education market is worth much more though.. I've seen one estimate of $7 trillion.

This is because they are paid to keep average average and consuming :)

Then again it might reduce it by a trillion times if the citizens of the world realise the use value (rather than the exchange value) of derivatives.

What is funny is that crypto and blockchains might not be worth very much but, if they do their job, the fiat worlds will be worth a hell of a lot less :D

I took a break from inhaling crack and trying to find hookers to read this post.

Actually, it is a very interesting point of view and a slightly different perspective than I have previously considered.

I had mixed feelings because over time I have moved away from wanting possessions that tie me down. We sold the house with the pool and the large high maintenance lot. Didn't need it or want it anymore. Every move we make the stuff we own continues to be less and less.

Which, I know wasn't your point... However, it is where my mind went.

We sold the house with the pool and the large high maintenance lot. Didn't need it or want it anymore. Every move we make the stuff we own continues to be less and less.

I think this is the goal and with some tradeable skills or something to trade for skills (i.e. Steem for coke and ass) the simpler life is what is needed.

Amen.

Gaming is definitely the thing that's going to take crypto mainstream. Cryptocurrencies are native to the Internet and can easily be used between platforms. I'm convinced if PayPal and the like are the best the centralized world operating on fiat currencies can come up with, then it's obviously crypto that is going to be used in gaming.

By the way, it really has been all too quiet for the past couple of days. What people are doing is building their drug empires that's for sure. Very little posting and upvoting.

By the way, it really has been all too quiet for the past couple of days. What people are doing is building their drug empires that's for sure. Very little posting and upvoting.

I have noticed a severe drop in comments, maybe it is a good thing considering how busy I have been the last few days :) I haven't played the game yet but it isn't really my kind of thing. Still waiting for a decent FPS.

I have no clue what is happening with the drug wars. I think I need something way simpler. I also think gaming is the key to unlocking the masses, but we need more and better games that others don't already have.

I think I need something way simpler. I also think gaming is the key to unlocking the masses, but we need more and better games that others don't already have.

CryptoPong would be my game of choice. That would be addictive.

Well, there's drugs and there's drugs. And it was an interesting observation a friend of mine made while visiting our country during the holidays (he lives abroad). He said there were two things which dominated TV ads and one of those was medicines (drugs). I forgot the other. I live here but I don't watch TV. I guess loan services or betting services.

My guess would be lawyer commercials.

Depending on where you are... Those commercials in Bulgaria were odd to my friend who now lives in the UK, for instance. One in two about medicines. Nobody makes homemade Yogurt anymore, I guess, that's why.

Nobody makes homemade Yogurt anymore, I guess, that's why.

I made some using a high quality macrobiotic that my daughter needs. It was pretty good but I don't think most people would have enjoyed it.

I was home a few days ago. Grandparents had good homemade yogurt and I passed. I just couldn't take any more food in.

I just couldn't take any more food in.

ahaha. I miss my Grandma's potato and egg curry. It was the best food in the world when I was a kid and I have never had anything that has come close to match it in flavour. The recipe died with her.

Car ads in the US I think.

Selling for paper money makes no sense. They don't want us to hold real assets but that's what we need to do. Banks live on our debt and enslave us. It's all about money. Most all conveniences in this world go back to money. The world needs to be wakened up. Thanks for a phenomenal article and I hope you write more on this subject. @tarazkp

They don't want us to hold real assets but that's what we need to do. Banks live on our debt and enslave us.

Real assets is something they want to hold and trade us paper nonsense that we willingly receive as payment. THey must find us ridiculously barbarian ;)

we are willing to sell more and more of what we have until what we have is only a debt

And we’re selling in exchange for fiat which is entirely debt-based.

And we’re selling in exchange for fiat which is entirely debt-based.

The more I think about it, the crazier it seems to sell into fiat. I can understand diversifying across some coins and chains and perhaps even investing in some other real items but, fiat?? Only if absolutely necessary and it seems that many people, have the need, no matter their actual circumstances.

This is why it is important to bring back the control of our tangible worth to our hands! Without it we will be subject completely to external forces that dictate our every day. While it will take plenty of iterations to fully decouple from the vicious cycle, I think it is a generation or teo away from happening given the pressure building in the financial system.

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While it will take plenty of iterations to fully decouple from the vicious cycle, I think it is a generation or teo away from happening given the pressure building in the financial system.

I am hoping to put my daughter at the forefront of living free or at least, living freer than her parents. The mindset can be introduced young and then, it is up to her.

Just stopping by to confirm that I have read your post, although not much time to comment as I have to continue

snorting coke off the bare asses of hookers

whilst I wait for the game to load.

I understand and I also understand a little more considering your suggestion to include strip bars for a tired drug dealer to hang up his hat and lower his pants at. It makes it all the more realistic I think and perhaps will make the location of Bolivia for SteemFest 4 all the more suitable.

Watch this space, it will be added in at some point. First though, some more pressing issues need to be addressed.

I could go for Bolivia but it seems like one of the riskier locations to send a few hundred crypto people. I do think sunshine should be included this time though!

I'm gonna pass on the hookers and coke for now... I took a brief look because the somewhat retro-nostalgic look of the game appealed to me, but I have no interest in actually throwing Steem down that particular rabbit hole.

But that probably puts me into a minority category. But yes, it has been very quiet. So quiet, in fact, that I actually had the time to watch/listen to a 2-hour long interview of Andrew Yang on the Joe Rogan show. Imagine a US Presidential candidate actually running on a platform centered around Universal Basic Income... and facing the impending crash of the labor markets as we know them as a real thing rather than theory...

The numbers don't add up, at all...

I heard of Andrew Yang through a Sam Harris podcast that talked about UBI. Seems interesting but, hasn't got much hope in an election I'd predict. Yet, it will hopefully get the US population a little more up to speed on who (what) is actually stealing jobs.

He's polling about 1% right now... but I feel hopeful that he will at least make enough "noise" to get the discussion a little more out in the open. The current political status quo (both parties) has its head so thoroughly buried in the sand it's not even funny...

The current political status quo (both parties) has its head so thoroughly buried in the sand it's not even funny...

Buried in the money. It is all a farce that the majority of populations lap up because it makes them feel part of a system that cares nothing for them.

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