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  • adriuntz 10:52 pm on August 31, 2011 Permalink |
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  • tallbridge 6:16 pm on April 9, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: , , economics, free market, mckenna, mycology, , rushkoff, web.20   

    Free-market Ecology and the Myconomic Restoration 

    The Earth is so on top of it.

    I’m not sure how much I’ve talked about mushrooms and mycelium on shredsomething, but I think most people here have taken a look at Paul Stamets work.

    The idea that the Internet is a natural consequence of an already pre-existing model is striking enough, but when you combine it with the fact that mycelium holds and aerates soil, and responds in the case of catastrophe to revive landscapes it brings it to whole to levels.

    This is where Douglas Rushkoff comes in.  Rushkoff contends that the economic crisis is actually the lingering effect of the dot com bubble burst almost a decade ago.  So much capital was flooded into the market based out of mere speculation during this time, just like horse racing.  Which Dot Com was going to win?

    That bubble eventually burst and the money then needed somewhere to go, which was the real estate sector.  Here homes were valued at much more than what people could actually afford, again lots of speculation.  Loans were lended that were not legitamate, and that bubble burst.

    Today we’re on the brink of global economic currencies….averaged combinations of dollars, euros, yuans, and yen.  Its quite a mindfuck.

    On top of this, Jay Rockefeller is pledging the 2009 Cybersecurity Act alongside comments like, “maybe the internet should have never been invented.”

    I think the mycelium archetype just played all these speculators, failed the banks, and have provided people with the tools to once again create value on the periphery instead of travelling through the middleman of a corporation or a bank….the people who make the most amout of money, for doing the least amount of work.

    I highly suggest these two talks by Rushkoff alongside this talk by Stamets in Amsterdam.  So little to do…so much time to do it.

    Wait, reverse that.



    Im writing a small book…will be done soon 🙂

    And if Rushkoff resonantes, help him out by pre-ordering his new book

    Life Inc: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take it Back

    • deadindenver 11:20 am on April 10, 2009 Permalink

      small book

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