Note — Oct 24, 2021

A Mechanism for Growing Something Enduring

Short thread by Maciej Ceglowski on those who might be called ‘NFT maximalists,’ and a good way to understand their zealotry. (Also connects directly with the Zuckymusk dreams above.)

Like the singularity/superintelligence subculture that came before it, both the Martians and the NFT people have an apocalyptic vision of a future where things are fundamentally different. I mean apocalypse not as the end of the world, but that all is swept away and starts afresh. […]

I think recognizing the spiritual hunger that sits at the core of these movements (and remember how many in the space are young people!) is an important step to understanding them. Crypto culture is a mirror world that feeds off of the unexamined failures of the real world.