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	Nature never attemps to separate animals from plants, always raises mixed crops
		vegetables and animal wastes are converted into humus.
		we are the only animal that deliberately mixes water with our own waste.
			- and that does this in fresh water
			- which creates treatment issues to clean that water up
			- insane considering that less than 3% of the planet's water is fresh
				- Of that 2.8%, 99% of freshwater sources are either from glaciers or contained as groundwater.
				- Just a minuscule amount (1%) are in freshwater lakes, streams, and in the atmosphere.
			- This approach is not a sustainable use of our water and energy resource
				- composting toilets since this technology is decentralized, requires no water, *rephrase
					creates a value product (fertilizer) and can possibly reduce the burden on the current infrastructure as a sustainable sanitation approach.
	- Waste has become a form of status, dominance over nature
	- Each year, governments around the world pour around half a trillion dollars into artificially lowering the price of fossil fuels
		- more than triple what renewables receive... so we can afford to be wasteful.
		- These subsidies likely help shield millions from the adverse impacts of the energy crisis, understandable,
		- It has a double effect: it ensure people’s lives and livelihoods are not in danger, but it also hides its true cost.
		- Jevon's Paradox: the falling cost of use always increases its demand, increasing, rather than reducing, resource use.
			and that does this in fresh water
			insane considering that less than 3% of the planet's water is fresh water
			This approach is not a sustainable use of our water and energy resource
		composting toilets is decentralized, requires no water
			creates a value product (fertilizer)
	Waste has become a form of status, dominance over nature
	Each year, governments around the world pour around half a trillion dollars into artificially lowering the price of fossil fuels
		more than triple what renewables receive... so we can afford to be remain wasteful.

NAME [toy] no waste in tech
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	- Waste in computing takes on another form: bloat
		- websites and applications becoming heavier, due to bad coding and design practices
		- result is more consumption of data, more use of electricity
		- heavier everything accelerates the obsolescence of perfectly good devices, whether phones or computers
			- larger websites require more powerful computers to access them. This means that more computers need to be manufactured,
				which is a very energy-intensive process
			- Computer and phones dont need to get faster, they're fast already as is. We need fast software.
			- Our philosophy is that to make fast software, you need slow computers.
			- this is why we target older devices for our tools
				- would use up less data to load, important considering the cost of cell data in Canada.
					- participatory: ideal for ppl with slow internet connections (we are part of those ppl)
				- saves battery
					- the more the battery gets run down, the shorter its life gets
					- more likely ppl will replace the phone instead of the battery
						- replacing is often more attractive then repairing
						- esp for devices that discourage repair, with miniaturized systems, and proprietary screws
	Waste in computing takes on another form: bloat
	Websites and applications becoming heavier, due to bad coding and design practices
		result is more consumption of data, more use of electricity
		heavier everything accelerates the obsolescence of perfectly good devices
		replacing is often more attractive then repairing
			people more likely ppl will replace the phone instead of the battery
		devices that discourage repair, with miniaturized systems, and proprietary screws
	larger websites require more powerful computers to access them. 
		This means that more computers need to be manufactured,
	Computer and phones dont need to get faster, they're fast already as is. 
		We need repairable hardware and better software.
	Our philosophy is that to make fast software, you need slow computers.
		participatory: ideal for ppl with slow internet connections (we are part of those ppl)

NAME [Rek] 2.3 Lacto
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	- Sailboats now come with an increasing number of electronics.
		- these modern conveniences often don't save sailors anything,
		- they take more than they give, often, at the cost of loss of valuable skills
			- a reliance on GPS systems messes with spatial memory
			- autopilots that drive your boat
				- we've seen boats crash on reefs due to this
				- makes sailors lazy, a boat can follow a course relatively well if the sails are well-balanced, but if an autopilot is an option some plp don't bother balancing sails, the autopilot makes course corrections constantly, which in turns puts more pressure on the autopilot which causes it to break early.
			- fast internet wherever you are
				- entertainment is always within reach
				- many ppl benefit from a mind constantly occupied by distractions
					- Attention is our most precious resource
	- There is an allure to complex systems,
		- they are easy to use,
		- but the more toys you own, the more chance they will break or get in the way.
	- When far away, if something breaks, no one's going to come and fix it for you.
		- the need for human-scale, or human-readable systems becomes more enticing, necessary.
	Sailboats now come with an increasing number of electronics.
		they take more than they give, often, at the cost of loss of valuable skills
			a reliance on GPS systems messes with spatial memory
			autopilots that drive your boat
				makes sailors lazy, 
			a boat can follow a course relatively well if the sails are well-balanced, 
				but if an autopilot is an option some plp don't bother balancing sails, 
			the autopilot makes course corrections constantly, 
				which puts more pressure on the autopilot which causes it to break early.
	Fast internet wherever you are
		distraction is always within reach
			many ppl benefit from people being constantly occupied by distractions
			Attention is our most precious resource
	There is an allure to complex systems,
		they are easy to use,
		but the more toys you own, the more chance they will break or get in the way.
	When far away, if something breaks, no one's going to come and fix it for you.

NAME [toy] 2.5 Digital Monoculture
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	- Diversity is important in nearly all aspects, whether it's with computers, or with something like agriculture
		- a farm growing corn and soybeans on rotation vs a farm growing diversity of plants with animals together. There is no structural complexity at all in a corn and bean rotation, and there lies its weakness.
		- nowadays connections between people and nature are dangerously oversimplified and mainly technological.
			- Viruses can attack a single crop, or a single computer architecture.
	- The more services, or resources are centralized, the more power is concentrated into fewer and fewer hands
		- a service like gmail, owned by Google, is so big and has so much weight that it can choose to block messages from ppl who host their own email.
		- Gmail has over 1.8 billion users worldwide. It holds 29.5% of the email client market share.
		- Opting out, by running your own email server is no longer an option
			- Big, concentrated email services are elbowing out people, and do this in the name of “spam protection”.
			- This makes deliverability a problem
				- your email won't reach other ppls inboxes
			- it's unethical, discriminatory and uncompetitive.
			- Everybody receives hundreds of spam emails per day. Email servers run filtering algorithms which protect you and most spam doesn't reach your inbox.
			- But the computing power required to filter millions of emails per minute is huge. That's why the email industry has chosen a shortcut to reduce that cost: The shortcut is to avoid processing *some* email altogether.
			- Big email servers permanently blacklist whole IP blocks and delete their emails without processing or without notice. Some of those blacklists are public, some are not.
	- It is easy to see the dangers of centralized email, if it goes down, everything does down.
	- Ex. Rogers outtage
		- Events like the Rogers outage, where people couldn't use interac, internet or call anyone is a disaster
	- This is all due to centralization, and to a failure to diversify.
		- diversifying is better, safer.
	Diversity is important in nearly all aspects, whether it's with computers, or with something like agriculture
		a farm growing corn and soybeans on rotation vs a farm growing diversity of plants with animals together. There is no structural complexity at all in a corn and bean rotation, and there lies its weakness.
	connections between people and nature are dangerously oversimplified 
		and mainly technological.
	Viruses can attack a single crop, or a single computer architecture.
	The more services, or resources are centralized, 
		the more power is concentrated into fewer and fewer hands
	a service like gmail, owned by Google, is so big and has so much weight that it can choose to block messages from ppl who host their own email.
		Gmail has over 1.8 billion users worldwide. It holds 29.5% of the email client market share.
		Opting out, by running your own email server is no longer an option
			Big, concentrated email services are elbowing out people, and do this in the name of “spam protection”.
			This makes deliverability a problem: your email won't reach other ppls inboxes
			it's unethical, discriminatory and uncompetitive.
			Everybody receives hundreds of spam emails per day. Email servers run filtering algorithms which protect you and most spam doesn't reach your inbox.
			But the computing power required to filter millions of emails per minute is huge. That's why the email industry has chosen a shortcut to reduce that cost: The shortcut is to avoid processing *some* email altogether.
			Big email servers permanently blacklist whole IP blocks and delete their emails without processing or without notice. Some of those blacklists are public, some are not.
	It is easy to see the dangers of centralized email, if it goes down, everything does down.
	Ex. Rogers outtage
		Events like the Rogers outage, where people couldn't use interac, internet or call anyone is a disaster
	 This is all due to centralization, and to a failure to diversify.
		deversity is better, safer.

NAME [rek] 2.4 Go slow, fix things
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	- Designed a machine that focuses on answering the handful of little tasks we need, which is centered around building playful audio/visual experiences.
			- Our little machine was created explicitly to host software on pre-existing platforms.
			- Taking this detour solved our problem.
				- only started making games again this year (Oquonie)
	- In “Why I Am Not Going to Buy a Computer,” an infamous 1987 essay. Wenbell Berry announced, “I do not see that computers are bringing us one step nearer to anything that does matter to me: peace, economic justice, ecological health, political honesty, family and community stability, good work.”
		- He was very right. Computers aren't solving those problems.
		- the benefits of many modern technologies are illusory and that they undermine humans' self-sufficiency, freedom, and dignity.
		- How do we pursue deeper, more meaningful lives in a world that seems designed to dispossess us.
	- During our 5-year detour, our conclusion was that computers ought to be mainly for art, for play...
		- Used to explore a space beyond the materialistic, economic realm of modern consciousness
	- Illich proposed the concept of “convivial tools” that honor human agency and creativity. Convivial tools are not closed and proprietary, in the style of many software today, but open-ended, flexible instruments that serve the needs and interests of ordinary individuals and communities.

NAME [toy] cellular automata
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NAME [toy] Reversible computing
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	- Destroying information, heat waste
	Designed a machine that focuses on answering the handful of little tasks we need, 
		which is centered around building playful audio/visual experiences.
	Our little machine was created explicitly to host software on pre-existing platforms.
		Taking this detour solved our problem.
			only started making games again this year (Oquonie)
	In "Why I Am Not Going to Buy a Computer", an infamous 1987 essay. 
		Wenbell Berry announced, "I do not see that computers are bringing us one step nearer to anything that does matter to me: peace, economic justice, ecological health, political honesty, family and community stability, good work.”
	The benefits of many modern technologies are illusory and that they undermine humans' self-sufficiency, freedom, and dignity.
		How do we pursue deeper, more meaningful lives in a world that seems designed to dispossess us.
	During our 5-year detour, our conclusion was that computers ought to be mainly for art, for play...
		Used to explore a space beyond the materialistic, economic realm of modern consciousness
	Illich proposed the concept of "convivial tools" that honor human agency and creativity. 
		Convivial tools are not closed and proprietary, in the style of many software today, 
		but open-ended, flexible instruments that serve the needs and interests of ordinary 
			individuals and communities.

NAME [toy] Cellular automata
	TODO

NAME [toy] 3.2 Permacomputing
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	inspired from permaculture
	Inspired from permaculture
	The abundance of digital storage and processing power has caused an explosion in wastefulness, which shows in things like ridiculous hardware requirements for computing even the most trivial tasks. Permacomputing aims at only using computing when it has a strengthening effect on ecosystems.
	We've adapted our software around the limitations of our vessel
		instead of increasing its limits.