Submitted by 8823a413f in Tech

Ok, so I'm working as a programmer, I know programming languages, I'd like to devise some long term system for next 40 years of my life (that's probably how long I'm going to live, assuming my current age, average life span in my country, no bad accidents). I know as a single human I can't do much, but what is I can do every day for 2-3 hours that will contribute to some form of challenge to capitalism, like I don't know just somehow making a tiny 1 nanometer dent in the system

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zoom_zip wrote

dedicating 2-3 hours a day every day for 40 years sounds noble, but you will burn out.

challenge capitalism by wrestling back your life from its grasp.

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CivilizationsEnd wrote

Global industrial civilization has about 15-20 years before energy importing countries begin to de-industrialize due to a permanent energy crisis. I’d suggest looking into a project like this: https://collapseos.org/

If you are a hardware person, I’d also strongly consider exploring how to build an integrated circuit without a billion dollar clean room

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AnarchoDoom wrote (edited )

LOL @ CollapseOS... That's like my joke fantasy coming true, about some l33t hackers trying to take down the Megamachine, while in the meantime some lazy unskilled anti-tech person just pulls some important plug somewhere and achieves even better results with an old tactic.

Kinda like that old lady in Georgia who took down the entire internets in this country, saving hackers weeks/months of labor, just by cutting off an underground cable she thought was a tree root.

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aaaaarg wrote

Isn't this the opposite? l33t hackers trying to rebuild/keep alive tech after the collapse.

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AnarchoDoom wrote

Aaaaaaaaaaah! Ok I did read it the other way around. So yeah, this might prove useful, but on the other hand, for what purpose... Why not just abandon mass-scale tech grids instead of putting them under a new, "better" management?

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cyberrose wrote

Still don't get why z80... Where the fuck should I get a z80 after the collapse? :D

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cyberrose wrote

Don't waste too much time on digital stuff. As others said: It's important to provide some basic infrastructure, tools and skills and you can waste a lot of time there. But if you really want to change something don't wait for others using your infrastructure but act on your own. (or do both) Theory and practice in real world is more important than digital tools.

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realLeviathan wrote

Why not building malwares to attack companies?

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edmund_the_destroyer wrote

Hmm, 8823a413f hasn't responded, so I'm unsure they're even following.

If coding is something you do for fun, I'd say anything is good if it undermines the technology industry trend towards Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, (GAMA) and the social media companies owning everything:

  • Ad-blockers
  • DRM circumvention of all kinds
  • Speech-to-text software (since most people use speech-to-text from GAMA)
  • federated or even better peer-to-peer alternatives to centralized social networks, file hosting, search engines
  • games
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8823a413f OP wrote (edited )

yeah I am following, just forgot about this. In the end I wondered if just doing something for common good without getting money for it is the only form of resistacne possible? Like contributing to wikipedia or other open sourec projects that are not commercial and that people can use for free and do good things with them? Maybe that's the only way to do it?

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AnarchoDoom wrote (edited )

So many edgy codefreaks all over the place... what good they really achieve?

Perhaps work on setting up an encrypted messaging service based on federated/distributed/p2p servers, as secure email and chatting still seems to be clunky and not-so-reliable these days.

Beyond that, devote your time and wits instead to activities and projects that don't go through a screen, as the latter is part of the problem, not the solution...

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nulloperation wrote (edited )

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