The food taxonomy cube rule and "is a hotdog a sandwich" discourse is dumb because people could be using it to learn that there is no immutable underlying truth to human categorizations, they are all made up for convenience and are mutable when convenience demands. But instead people think if they just find the perfect heuristic they can perfectly define things.
NFTs are clearly a direct response to a modern world in which it's rare for anyone to actually *own* anything, instead renting/streaming it all from five companies
so, of course, instead of taking the message from this that we're living in a fucking serfdom and that's not okay
these bros are just like "well *I* wanna own things so I'm gonna set up a system where a lot of people lie to me about how much I own this monkey to make me feel better"
seems like 90% of what techbros do is respond poorly to how hellish the world is by creating a magical illusory internety alternative to everything
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