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

By Paul Gordon

This article in Forbes.com 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.

Read the entire article at http://istate.tv/redpill-shows-us-blockchains-free-association-empowerment/

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Jason Bloomberg is a leading IT industry analyst, Forbes contributor, keynote speaker, and globally recognized expert on multiple disruptive trends in enterprise technology and digital transformation. He is ranked #5 on Onalytica’s list of top Digital Transformation influencers for 2018 and #15 on Jax’s list of top DevOps influencers for 2017, the only person to appear on both lists.

As founder and president of Agile Digital Transformation analyst firm Intellyx, he advises, writes, and speaks on a diverse set of topics, including digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, devops, big data/analytics, cybersecurity, blockchain/bitcoin/cryptocurrency, no-code/low-code platforms and tools, organizational transformation, internet of things, enterprise architecture, SD-WAN/SDX, mainframes, hybrid IT, and legacy transformation, among other topics.

Mr. Bloomberg’s articles in Forbes are often viewed by more than 100,000 readers. During his career, he has published over 1,200 articles (over 200 for Forbes alone), spoken at over 400 conferences and webinars, and he has been quoted in the press and blogosphere over 2,000 times.

Mr. Bloomberg is the author or coauthor of four books: The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013), Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (Wiley, 2006), XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996). His next book, Agile Digital Transformation, is due within the next year.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink from 2001 to 2013, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

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), and several software and web development positions.