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What a Redpill Shows Us About Blockchain’s Free Association Empowerment

By Paul Gordon

This article in that I am excerpting from is attacking the creation of a blockchain called “Red Pill.”  The blockchian was developed to give people that produce a certain type of content a safe home to publish their content without fear of being banned from the platform.  The writer, Jason Bloomberg, is editorializing about this group, accusing them of being mysoginists.  He seems to be concerned by the development of this red pill blockchain.

To be fair, I know nothing about this group.  They may, in fact, be actual mysoginists, as opposed to people who simply reject 3rd and 4th wave feminism, and thus are labeled mysoginsts.  What concerns me about this writer, however, a writer who purports to be writing for Forbes on the topic of “digital transformation,” is that he seems concerned that blockchain technology is creating opportunities for people to build free association communities, centered around content production, that are unencumbered by the politically and morally motivated owners and managers of other content creation platforms who might not agree with their political views (and thus might ban them).

The fact that a group can form around a blockchain and even (in the case of this red pill blockchain) create a cryptocurreency around it, should be something that people who believe in liberty, and wish liberty for others, would embrace.  Clearly, Jason Bloomberg is, at the very least, limited in that liberty perspective.

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Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his years of thought leadership in the areas of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele of business executives, architects, software vendors, and Cloud service providers looking to achieve technology-enabled business agility across their organizations and for their customers. His latest book, The Agile Architecture Revolution (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), sets the stage for Mr. Bloomberg’s groundbreaking Agile Architecture vision.

Mr. Bloomberg is perhaps best known for his twelve years at ZapThink, where he created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, the leading SOA advisory and analysis firm, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011. He now runs the successor to the LZA program, the Bloomberg Agile Architecture Course, around the world.

Mr. Bloomberg is a frequent conference speaker and prolific writer. He has published over 500 articles, spoken at over 300 conferences, Webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,400 times as the leading expert on agile approaches to architecture in the enterprise.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting).