The End of Ownership and now we can't even have NFTs?

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ToughShed

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@ape_dosmil said:

@imhungry: You're comparing Giant Bomb to the entire Crypto space though. Compare video streaming as a whole to crypto. Say it was to be mandated that all businesses offering video streaming from Giant Bomb to YouTube to Netflix could only stream at a maximum of 720p. That would result in a pretty significant reduction in carbon emissions.

Edit: here is a recent article from the BBC about the environmental impact of streaming video at high resolutions: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-5516441

Whataboutisms are weak.

There are a lot of things humans should do to reduce emissions, so let's start with NFTs. Then we can focus those energies on other problems and forget about this miserable crypto scheme.

exactly.

Starting a completely BS unnecessary angle of pollution from ARTSIST who we hopefully hold to a higher standard (which we should HOLD EVERYONE to, and I do, lets see that spread).

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@apewins said:

and how many times has the topic of fast food eating appeared on the podcasts?

on.... Giant bomb? A website... about videogames???

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The gaping hole at the front of this whole operation, where you don't even have to be the actual owner of the artwork in question to be able to be the first one that mints it as a NFT says enough about for who this is designed.

Conversation over. This is it.

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#56  Edited By Herbeux

For me the most depressing thing about all the crypto and NFT stuff is that it can been seen as a recflection point of Internet and what it has become in 20-30 years. Maybe the idealistic possibilities of the early Internet were always a fools hope, but there certainly was this atmosphere of hope that this new technology can actually be the beginning for better and fairer world. Its socialistic and democratic posibilities showed how information can be shared without limits and it gave some of us implications that maybe some larger societal change was underway. Slowly but steadily we started to see how Internet instead evolved towards this capitalistic nightmare, were its idealistic purposes served nothing more than cheap rhetorics for sale pitches for the next big thing/app/service. So yeah for me (and I believe for many of us) NFTs and cryptos are just one more thing to remind us the disappointment for Internet and its possibilities.