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Everything is Crazy and the Only Solution is You Owning Your Reality
A quick one...
This is going to be a short one.
I will try to get as close to the point as possible.
Owning your data is a first step to something much bigger. You need to own your data, because if you don’t, those who own your data own you. Think that it’s bad now? Wait for the Metaverse to really kick in. It’s still a baby, but its application is inevitable. When your own tangible reality merges with the metaverse, and you’re an avatar floating in some technological ether, and you’re attending concerts and work meetings all digitally, and the most trusted man in the world, Mark Zuckerbot is overseeing all of it, what do you think is going to happen with all that data?
It's a big race. Which multinational conglomerate can collect the most information and say “it’s us, we win, we win the Data Olympics. We’ve got all of it. All of it. Because you gave it to us. Willingly. And now you’re in it. Can you get out? We think not.”
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Technology is neutral. The same technology that has enslaved us is the same technology that can set us free.
But it doesn’t happen on its own. Sure, owning your data and making money off of it is nice. Of course it is. More important, however, is making decisions with informed consent. It means as we move toward a blockchain-centric world, you become the ultimate arbiter of who can see your information, for what purpose, for how long, and for how much compensation.
Because if you do that, you start to take back your reality. And make no mistake, your reality has been manipulated since the moment you breathed your first breaths. You think all of this chaos, calamity, polarization, fear-mongering, and hostility is organic?
Would you have chosen this path if given the choice?
In a way, we did make that choice. Incrementally over a long time. Like boiling a frog. By giving away parts of ourselves in exchange for convenience. And with at information, that data that we have given away, those with tremendous amounts of power have created a reality for us, a reality which is actually a prison.
Are we approaching critical mass? There’s always talk of people “waking up,” and increasingly more so as the years go by? Why? What are we waking up from? Is it really necessary? Well, what do you think?
Wake up, Neo.
You can make your own reality by taking back control. The brain is a computer. We’ve got to re-write some of the programming. We’ve got to get rid of the Malware and add more powerful, beneficial software.
Give yourself a virus scan and reclaim your own reality.
It’s just the future of the world that depends on you.
What’s the first step from escaping a prison?
Realizing you’re in one.