The Future Is Not Only Useless, It’s Expensive

Dan Brooks:

This is how NFTs make me feel: like the future is useless but expensive, and world-altering technology is now in the hands of a culture so aesthetically and spiritually impoverished that it should maybe go back to telling stories around the cooking fire for a while, just to remember how to mean something.

This is the problem with the aesthetics of this stuff, but Dan also writes about the philosophical problems with it, too. It’s art as pure commerce, solely transactional. NFT tech is not a fun and experimental playground like in the early days of the web, but a cruel and manipulative grift that is ultimately bad for us all.