A play in many acts, with many actors, that never ends until we all die. or, The Story of Ohm, the little blockchain that could (so it did)
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Act 0 Scene 1 Various Entities
Entity With Need (EWN): I need an x to do y!
Entity That Can Provide (ETCP): Let me make x for you! I can provide x at very low cost, lower than other ETCPs!
EWN: Great! I will buy x from you and then I can do y!
ETCP: Here ya go!
EWN: Thanks! Now I will use the x to do y. (does y with x for a while) EWN: Well I finished doing y. I don't need x anymore. I want to do a now, so I need a new thing z. But I don't have space for a z! What will I do?! hmm. I know! I will sell x to another entity that wants to do y! Then I will have space for a z. Hello World! Is there another entity that needs an x to do y?
AETWTDY: I do! I need an x to do something like y! EWN: Great! I will sell x to you. I am so happy! AETWTDY: Wonderful! I will buy x from you and then I can do something like y. I am so happy too! EWN: Here ya go! AETWTDY: Thanks! Now I will use x to do something like y.
(does something like y with x for a while)
AETWTDY: I finished doing something like y! Yes! I am so productive. And it was clever of me to buy a used x, because I saved. I don’t need x anymore. I need to do c now, so I need a new thing b. But I don’t have space for b! What will I do!? I know, I will sell x to another entity that wants to do y! Then I will have space for a c. Hello World! Is there another entity that needs an x to do y?
AAETWTDY: I do! I’ll buy it!
Wash rinse repeat (intermission)
Act 0 Scene 2 The World, Entities therein, and the Muse
A~AAETWTDY: Awesome. Done!! Yes!!! I don’t need x anymore. I want to do k now, so I need a new thing j. But I don’t have space for a j! What will I do!? I know, I will sell x to another entity that wants to do y! Then I will have space for a j. World, Is there another entity that needs an x to do y?
World: … (sound of crickets)
A~AAETWTDY: Hello World, are you there? Is there another another entity wanting to do y that will buy my used x? It still works great!
World: we don’t use x anymore to do things like y. We use a new m. It is faster, and cheaper, and more efficient. No one wants your old x.
A~AAETWTDY: What should I do with my x? No one wants it! I want to do q with a p but the only space I have is occupied by x!!! Oh no! Hold on, I know just what to do: I will throw x away. The World doesn’t need it anymore.
(fog and sounds of fog horn, maritime soundscape. Muse emerges from the fog)
Muse: you know what A~AAETWTDY? That is kind of a waste.
A~AAETWTDY: Who asked you? Who cares? So what? Big deal. Piss off, I am busy.
Muse: There is matter in x that can be reused to make a t.
A~AAETWTDY: Yeah? Good luck getting the matter out of x! Non-trivial muse-dude. Muse-dude: True, but there must be a way… don’t you think?
A~AAETWTDY: I try not too.
Muse-dude: True. But still, there must be a way…
A~AAETWTDY: There’s no way, forget about it, too hard, not interested, buzz off I am busy doing j with this k. (continues distractedly doing j)
Muse-dude: It might be worth your while…