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mofongo wrote

Everything.

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RedEmmaSpeaks wrote

I hope that when the chips are down, I will be willing to give up everything, too. However much I may like the Internet and eBooks, it's not worth sacrificing the planet for them. I probably will struggle at first, but I'll learn to deal with it.

In any case, think less of what you will lose and more of what you will game: a system that benefits everyone, regardless of wealth, actual meaningful labor, and a tribal-band form of living, which is the kind humanity was built for in the first place. However neat apps may be, wouldn't it be neater to feel really and truly connected to the world and a wider community at large. Writing posts on the Internet is nice, but that's not the same as having real people who will take care of you when you are in need, because they know you will do the same for them, people willing to help you take care of your kids, because you would do the same for them. And the simple joy of being able to see the fruits of your labor and know how much it matters, know that they couldn't have gotten it done without you.