in reply to HERE IS THE ARTICLE YOU CAN SEND TO PEOPLE WHEN THEY SAY “BUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES WITH CRYPTOART WILL BE SOLVED SOON, RIGHT?” (everest pipkin's medium)
Cryptocurrencies and NFTs are an absolute disaster for so many more reasons than the ecological.

this is very good writing on the subject of NFTs.

  • NFTs are wasteful
    • even if they weren’t, the concept of false scarcity for digital art is harmful to digital art and helpful only to the existing art market
  • green energy isn’t free energy, it still costs to produce the things to capture green energy
    • plus blockchain competes with people, families etc for energy, driving prices up
  • carbon offsets are fake
  • It is, as an artist and an individual, to say “I believe that burning energy makes value.” It says “this is worth it to me.”

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_purpose_of_a_system_is_what_it_does
    • things aren’t their intentions
    • when it comes to thinking about systems, you should be thinking about their function not their intended purpose
  • This is liberalism at its finest- a reformist attitude that thinks if we can just fix the worst problems- remove the bad apples- get some better regulatory structures in place- then the system might just work rather than internalizing that a system based on fundamentally broken, greedy, hyper-capitalist models is one that will always produce harm.

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