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a dump of ideas until they become a reality

Prosperity


How does one arrive at prosperity? I submit that prosperity arises from a free and voluntary exchange of goods and services, all products of specialised labor. In a free market, prices send the correct signals to the individuals to make decisions on what should be produced. From “What should i make for dinner today?” to “Should I re-locate my business?”, all can be provided very good answers for, if the prices in the market reflect the reality.

In everyday life, we miss out on the benefits offered by this model of society. This had been a consequence of not having the medium to set such prices. However, that can now be changed only if we wish for it. With innovation in money and currency, the social realms which had not progressed at all will see great progress, atleast for those who wish to accept such changes.

Specialisation will create efficiency and trade will distribute the benefits far and wide.

Go make a cryptocurrency, really!


Print Money! No, really! Make your very own currency.

This will be the last time that amateurs will be able to build their own currencies and gain any reasonable userbase before the market settles on a 'standard' and then I as an innovator will have to support that 'standard' currency through conversions to/from that currency.

Money had been in-accessible to innovators for a long time. There is a sharp demand for a easy to use, censorship resistant currency that treats it's users right. Look at what people are willing to pay for some of these digital assets. The crypto market is in a bubble, because of a mix of inflation and demand for 'good money', and in a market it's impossible to force a wedge between the two. There is a very high demand for sound digital money but not remotely enough supply of it.

Some of the things I might want to consider are: 1. Starting from a blank slate. 2. Supporting niche markets, markets that otherwise would not be able to use regular currencies. 3. Micro-transactions. 4. Offline usage.

Adding products using curl


Since I am just working with Http and Json. It makes things simple and I don't require a graphical client. I'll try listing Mangoes on the shopping site.

First off I need to install curl command. $ nix-env -iA nixos.curl

I can test if it works like so: $ curl https://example.com

I see a lot of text that looks like Html so it's working :)

I just ran curl with no flags, and by design it does a Get request on the url. But, I need to post some data to a url so i need these flags: $ curl —request POST —data ''

I also need to tell the server that i'm sending Json data and not something arbitrary: $ ... —header “Content-Type: application/json”

And, the url is https://xopow.cyka.cf. So the final query looks like this:

curl —header “Content-Type: application/json” \ —request POST \ —data '{“id”:“234bhdutest01”,“name”:“Mango”, “stock”: 10, “price”: 1, “shortDesc”: “Delicious indigenous fruit of India”, “description”: “Yellow, pulpy fruit of India”}' \ https://xopow.cyka.cf/products

Future of trade


What would I do if cryptocurrency was banned? What if regulations prohibited peer to peer trade? Answering these questions takes time away from current problems. The only way to move forward is to assume that solutions will exist once such problems arise, since there would an incentive to fix them. Restrictions would only push people towards more resistant alternatives.

Who would handle logistics? Someone would develop a peer-to-peer logistics system for delivering goods. What if cryptocurrency was banned? Money that cannot be censored or blocked would be invented. What if servers were shut down? Distributed computing, server-less computation that cannot be taken offline would be developed.

Federated E-commerce


End violence with free trade. There is fighting over who owns what. No argument can make someone else give up what you want. There will be conflict. The only path forward is to make it easy to trade, so that people have motivation to give away their wealth, maybe not for free, but in exchange for something else. E-commerce could be as simple as using social media. Physical businesses being ripped out by regulations will serve as the fertile ground where online and smaller businesses can thrive. Whoever builds an open source, platform for e-commerce should probably use Federation to link up stores into store-chains.

A world where everybody is a business owner would be awesome. You could have your own shop, if you want. Trade should be so easy that you could live in a house for a few months, sell it and move to somewhere else in the winter.

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Break down the Monolithic Web Browser


Modern Web Browsers think of themselves as the “Operating System” of the internet. Whether the browser runs on Windows, Linux or some mobile device is a minor detail. Browsers are also developed by small unified teams. Working on similar ideas or the same language. By not allowing the use of Python, or GCC they shoot themselves in the foot, and have to redo all the work of building new programming languages and features. Someone willing to accept that there could not be a single monolithic program to do all of this could move much faster and overtake the web browser duopoly by building on what's already there.

It will be cool to have support for new protocols, and experimental features. The web browser is stagnating otherwise. The web could see tremendous innovation from such an experimental platform.

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