What is instructive here is that Nakamoto described Bitcoin a democratic like system with “one-CPU-one-vote” which meant that any person could participate. But if it is only robust with specialized chips, that democratic philosophy is undermined. In other words, Bitcoin is only likely to be long-lasting and robust as an institution because technology has subverted the very democratic-style principles that were core to its founding vision.
A semi-brief reflection on Latour, critique, and the post-critical necessity of this modern moment. Basically, I want more movement from criticism to action.
Dissertation Research - Technology, Policy, and the Formation of User and Developer Publics : 1112 words
Daily Writing Progress (2018) - May 6st