[ExI] Wired: The New Socialism: Global Collectivist Society IsComing Online

spike spike66 at att.net
Thu May 28 05:26:29 UTC 2009


> ...On Behalf Of Emlyn
> ...
> In the late '90s, activist, provocateur, and aging hippy John 
> Barlow began calling this drift, somewhat tongue in cheek, 
> "dot-communism."
> He defined it as a "workforce composed entirely of free 
> agents," a decentralized gift or barter economy where there 
> is no property and where technological architecture defines 
> the political space... Emlyn

Thanks Emlyn, this is an extremely good article, very thought provoking,
affirming and dynamic optimism producing.  This online dot communism is one
in which we are all voluntarily contributing the fruits of our brains'
labors, and everything is in the ideal form of communism: where
participation is completely voluntary.  It's too bad the matter world hasn't
anything equivalent.  A commune isn't equivalent, for outside raiders may
come in and remove the fruits of the collective labor.  Cuba isn't
equivalent, because the participants are not free to leave.


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