January 12, 2021

Thinking about scaffolds this morning and how important they are to progress. Kabat-Zinn explains how focusing on the breadth is a scaffold for meditation, meditation is a scaffold for awareness and in many ways awareness is a scaffold for a better relationship with nature and a more equitable relationship with each other. He says if we don’t heed the cliche, “we are standing on the shoulders of giants” then we’ll face a more difficult journey pushing beyond the scaffolds put before us.

I wonder how much censorship needs to happen before we see more advancements in decentralized systems, or are decentralized systems just always inherently difficult? How far out is a future where we don’t need radio towers?