The scope of this questionnaire as simplistic as it looks is underlyingly broad. In the answers to these very questions lie ‘breakthrough’ for blockchain and digital currencies. While i will answer the questions below briefly in this particular ulog, i will like to create a separate in-depth ulog re-answering these questions, to create another tangible thought-provoking resource for ‘blockchain-enthusiasts and innovators’, giving them further insight into what is missing from the internet, in relation to how users interact with it.
1. What crypto/blockchain information are you looking for on regular basis?
Here are some of my popular search-queries relating to cryptocurrency/blockchain:
- Application-specific blockchain(s) modeled social-media, besides Steem/Hive.
- What comes after blockchain?
- A New Internet.
- Internet 3.0
Among other things, i tend to explore a dynamic variety of search-queries during my interaction with the internet, in a bid to pop the un-popped questions relating in this case to ‘blockchain/cryptocurrency’.
I feel that questions have not been popped enough, when it comes to our interaction with the internet, whether we seek information relating to ‘cryptocurrency/blockchain’ or in general.
‘The same questions’ have been repeated or recycled over the course of time, hence ‘the same answers’ are obtainable on most subjects today, where the internet is said to advancing.
Some questions are never asked because by world-standards, some questions are labeled ‘lame’. Ironically, this is this is true of internet-standards as well.
The content-base of the internet i.e ‘blogs’ and ‘vlogs’ has a certain ‘perfection’ element to it. ‘Not everyone deem themselves capable of blogging or vlogging’, meaning that tons of questions go un-popped, meaning too that the internet, in the face of its advancement, has been static.
If the internet today, serves you ‘the address to the nearest ATM’ for the search-query ‘money’, it may be labeled ‘a dumb internet’. Alas, where the internet can begin to provide me such human-driven dynamic answers, i see ‘advancement’.
While blockchain technology can play a giant role in creating a dynamic internet, it is beginning to lose its potency in this regard.
Have we really managed to create a ‘new internet’ since the advent of blockchain, one that removes the ‘barriers’ present in our current internet? One can quickly say “internet 3.0”, which is a great start but when looking more intently, even ‘internet 3.0’ is underlyingly static. Curbed it is by the same underlying ‘barriers’ inherent to conventional internet. Based it has been on blogs and vlog, the basis for conventional internet.
Over the course of time, even in the presence of blockchain/cryptocurrency, we begin to shift back towards paradigms that the mainstream world has deemed popular.
Yes, while we can now have an internet that is un-censorable by virtue of blockchain technology, we have maintained the content-base of the mainstream internet, that made up of ‘blogs and vlogs’, forms of content that is quite static.
Current internet seems to recycle information, constantly referencing information that has grown popular over time.
In general, i use the internet in a bid to identify what exists of it; the barriers, the illusionary barriers, its depth in information etc. I do this to eventually affect the advancement of the internet, using some of my innovations. As a result, i have created a blockchain-born innovation called ‘ulogs’, a content form that can spearhead the basis for a new internet.
I have seen enough of blockchain technology already to establish that what exists of ‘blockchain’ today (which in fact can be revolutionary), can become ordinary and fade like tech(s) before it, where ‘blockchain’ stays under-used, under-explored; it’s ‘unconventionality’ curbed.
Blockchain today is indeed growing limited as it has become a predictive tool of governance, one that tends to predict human behavior in a bid to curb it. Using the same conventional and popular coding paradigm “code is law” once again, blockchain can becoming quite static too, encapsulating human interaction on it into a ‘boolean’.
Blockchain has mostly been used to replay every existing paradigm, every existing tech, in a bid to distributor rewards. Blockchain has become more highlighted thus as a ‘reward-distributor’.
Depending on how much of ‘blockchain’ we decide to use, blockchain loses out on its uncoventionality and its revolutionary potency even in terms of enhancing the internet.
Answering questions within these questionnaire is important. The invention of these very questions is celebratory.
2. How do you find (this/that type of crypto/blockchain information) at the moment? How much does it cost you? Are you satisfied with the result? If not, why not?
Experimenting with a dynamic range of search-queries in pursuit of ‘blockchain/cryptocurrency’ information from the internet, i am able to find some answers.
I feel that the internet has been static overall and in certain parts of the world, till date, the internet is still un-evolved. You don’t have the ‘same internet’ served simultaneously across the globe, limiting access to tangible information for many, also limiting access to internet’s empowering tools for multitudes.
The current internet, even algorithmically is modeled to regard ‘IP location’ as a major factor in its measure of ‘content relevance’.
Blockchain has come about to enhance matters and it started the motion indeed, undertaking the creation of ‘internet 3.0’, but the world isn’t prepared for blockchain. Hence, over the course of time, there is a replay of paradigms, systems, models, innovations, algorithms that are conventional and popular according to world’s standards, limiting the potency of blockchain in truly advancing the internet.
In terms of cost to finding information, the most cost comes in the form of ‘a battered human’. You now use the internet with reservations as you begin to interact with it, have zero ‘expectations’ from it.
Mainstream social-media platforms like Facebook may decide to block you at will, in your quest for information and “blockchain internet”? That tells you that ‘you are uncensored’, while publicizing you on a public ledger as a potential spammer because you are associated with a certain IP-location etc.
You are left in a demeaning rigmarole till you find yourself resolving to ‘return to and manage the conventional internet’.
Ofcourse, you aren’t satisfied with the blockchain/cryptocurrency’ information you attain overall because ‘it is not whole’. Like the real world once again, even in the midst of ‘blockchain technology’, ‘whole information’ is reserved for ‘whales’ and when you expect that ‘revolutionary blockchain’ would help broaden the scope for the term ‘whale’, it begins to replay out ‘world standards’ once again.
3. How do you define the success in getting the relevant information? How will you know that you solved the task of finding (this/that type of crypto / blockchain information)?..
- When the content derived has a ‘human’ element i.e it is not too geeky, documents human errors etc.
- When the content derived tackles the nuances of the subject, answers even the tiny details etc.
- When the content attained tackles the subject at hand with broad context i.e tries to cater to each human regardless of their levels of literacy or location.
- When information is attained with fewer search-queries.
- When information is evolutionary i.e it invites questions, ponder, suggestions etc.
- When the information i have found is accessible also by every(any)one.
4. What are the disturbances you experience, while finding (this/that type of crypto/blockchain information)? What kind of corresponding problems do you have to deal with?
The scope of the hassle involved in finding ‘blockchain/cryptocurrency’ information especially for people in certain IP-locations is very broad to cover in one publication.
While many have to exhaust ‘high amount of data’ to derive simple information for instance, the biggest disturbance from all the hassle is the easy-to-circumvent ‘battered human’.
Many turn to the internet as a ‘breakthrough resort’, away from the deterring circumstances of their location and onto an ‘inanimate internet’, to experience a measure of ‘level-playing field’ in their bid to dream-build, only to be told once again by this ‘inanimate internet’ to scram off for being from a certain IP-location.
After resuscitating hope once again from all the bamboozling to try that new ‘information/tool’ website again, perhaps ‘kickstarter.com’ to kick-start a project or startup that one has passionately developed, you are told once again that ‘your location is not eligible’. Dreams stall, innovations stay untold and most of all, the ‘human shine’ is beaten into redundancy.
In very un-extreme cases, when the bashing is too overwhelming and timely, just after one has carried his dreams up against mountainous odds once again, to hope again, the person jumps off the cliff with his dreams, to fatally shatter matters.
This is not graphic stuff! It is simply untold stuff, so it appears graphic when told.
In many cases, today’s internet seem to deem humans ‘potential clients’; modeled as such. Each ‘internet information’ is an avenue to ‘sell a product/service’, each internet user constituting ‘a potential client’, creating an internet of auto-responders and bots, one where you are constantly click-baited into a becoming a recurring customer and once again, you are left with yourself in a cycle of rigmarole.
Blockchain does help! Many at times, being modeled to incentivize ‘proof of brain’, people who interact with blockchain, no longer hoard information that they once would by virtue of ‘conventional internet’. However, building ‘entire blockchain(s)’ around a ‘reward-distribution mechanism’, where the scope of ‘rewards’ is once again limited to ‘money’, over the course of time, ‘the incentive’ begins to fade, leading to a possible repeat of an internet, where ‘information’ is a scarcer commodity than ‘human’.
Speaking of blockchain once again, while it has an indispensible revolutionary use-case in enhancing the internet, have we managed to use blockchain as a tool to removing ‘barriers to entry’ from the world of content-creation and content curation? How much have we been able to explore of blockchain to this particular effect?
e.g on hive.blog, how much is known or highlighted about the potency of the ‘art of curation’, besides it ‘reward-distribution characteristic’, even by the innovators. How much more has been documented so far of ‘unique blockchain-born information’ since the inception of blockchain and how much more visibility does such information get? How much less complex has ‘information’ become by virtue of blockchain? How unconventional is blockchain today in terms of the ‘breed of information’ it emanates? How much more are you excited about using the internet to source information now than before the advent of blockchain?
Is your blockchain-based innovations premised on ‘disruption’, disruption of other techs or does it intend to be ‘beautifully disruptive’? Can it showcase its own identity and explain itself without explaining other techs?
I have an article here written about the Steem blockchain, highlighting how under-used it still is, even after 4 years of its inception, that may give you further insight into the context for my answer here: https://medium.com/@surpassinggoogle/where-is-steem-blockchain-technology-headed-a-case-study-by-a-legitimate-illiterate-e20b223456c6 (Note: I originally published this post on steemit but it was removed from the interface, so i had to post it on Medium.)
5. Please tell me about your typical encounter with this problem?
Speaking of a major ‘blockchain/cryptocurrency-information breakthrough’ that i have experienced, that was ‘finding Steemit’.
As a legitimate illiterate, this was my first encounter with the term ‘blockchain’ and i had found ‘Steemit’ organically via the search engines.
Without the coined word ‘blockchain’ at the time, it must have taken me so many months to find Steem. Like i mentioned earlier, i had known of the state of the conventional internet from ages past, having interacted with it for so long and developing an entire unique model for my use of it. This is mostly as a result of the hassle associated with using it.
To find steem, i most have popped so many variations of search-queries. I was practically looking for a ‘new internet’, one that at least doesn’t limit content-visibility in the case of a ‘dream-builder’.
I was look for a permanent outlet that had an especial breed of community, one made up of ‘reputable great minds’, whereupon i can sandbox my dream and keep alive in dream-bits, rehearsing them into fruition, while being able to attain ‘unadulterated feedback’ (information) in decentralized fashion. Note that, at the time i didn’t know of the word or concept ‘decentralization’ either. Now imagine, how many variations of search-queries, i must have tried, to find ‘Steem’.
Note also that i didn’t join Steem the first time i found it, even though i had found it organically. The publication i had found of Steem at the time, promised the possibility of ‘earning thousands of dollars from content-creation’, which was an instantaneous ‘turn-off’ in my case, considering that at the time, i had undergone ages of rigmarole on the internet seeking the simple information of ‘how to earn online’.
Reserved about the possibility of ‘earning online’ for someone from my IP-location, ‘earning online’ no longer had an appeal.
I joined Steemit months later, after finding it organically again and finding this time, a publication that had a ‘human’ element.
Finally note that, the name ‘Steemit’ had stuck with me from the very first time i found it, highlighting that ‘memorable keywords’ is an essential consideration, when it comes to an enhanced internet.
6. How often does it happen? When was the last time had to deal with this problem?(Has it occurred recently).
Each time on the internet is a ‘hassle escapade’. In my case, this is a positive but this isn’t a positive for everyone. My hassle isn’t the same as that of others though. In my case, i want to create a new internet, so i have particular interest and investment in how i interact with the conventional internet.
Moreover, the internet is filled with ‘excerpts of humans’ and i have particular interest in ‘the human’ in these excerpts, moreso than the direct information. This means that, i can find information that is labelled ‘nonsense’ by world standards and eventually derive sense from it, having paid attention also to the ‘elements of human’ found in such content, perhaps in the form of their ‘effort, hassle, story, presence etc’.
‘Internet-derived information’ constitutes ‘CCTV into the true state of the world’ in my case and i seek it as such. This defines the breed of hassle that i face, while using the internet and makes it a constancy. Overall, in my case, this is a positive, even though it takes an intense toll on my physical well-being.
Upon blockchain, in my quest for information, i explore the bareness of blockchain to gain even clearer insight into ‘the truest state of the world’.
When it comes to understanding ‘blockchain/cryptocurrency’ projects, i understudy the very human elements of the ‘humans’ backing the project, instead of undertaking the conventional route of studying a whitepaper.
In eventuality, in the formulation of my own projects, i may use of a ‘colorlesspaper’.
7. On what occasions do you usually run into the problem?
Every time and everywhere. For ages, i didn’t even know that the type of PC obtainable to you, impacts how you interact with the internet. Managing an old PC for ages, there has been extra-hassle involved all along in my general internet-usage experience. This is something i found out only recently, after i bought my first high-end PC, only to find out that my internet hadn’t been slow all the ages past, it was my PC that was.
Many don’t have high-end PC yet aren’t in the know, of the value of a high-end PC. In some cases, they can’t afford such PCs.
8. Why is it hard? The “Why is it hard?” question sounds ridiculous, yet is incredibly effective to understand the deeper motivations, fears and drivers.
- A fear factor.
- A shattered hope factor.
- A battered human, loses out on his explorative abilities, making information-finding tough.
- Zero inspiration.
- Weak PCs.
- Mediocre internet or expensive internet.
- The internet can become a cycle.
- IP-location factor.
- A static internet makes finding the same information over the course of time, tiresome.
- The internet served, is not served the same for everyone.
9. What have you tried in order to resolve the problem? What was wrong about those ways of resolving the problem?
I will keep this short and highlight that i have created a form of content called ‘Ulogs‘, a blockchain-born innovation to compliment what exists of the conventional internet (i.e blogs and vlogs).
Where ulogs become a renown concept, ‘inserted into the dictionaries’ for instance, we can begin to have ulogs emanating from uloggers globally and have enough ulogs to create a ‘new internet’, one that is dynamic, whereupon ‘content is queen’.
The ‘u’ in ‘ulog’, stands for ‘you’. A ulog doesn’t intend to resource from the coventional internet and it is created fresh each
In the short term, i have tried to abate the barriers i encounter during my use of the internet for me and others, by ‘popping the unpopped questions’ and writing out corresponding ‘ulog’ resources that answers these questions.
I also relish the opportunity of participating in questionnaires like this, ‘ulogging-style’.
Publishing the resulting ulogs to social outlets that are blockchain-based, blockchain can begin to emit unique ‘blockchain-born information’, while keeping this information in permanence.
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