Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do
today’s jobs with yesterday’s tools. — Marshall McCluhan
THE MEDIUM IS THE MESSAGE
Media theorist McCluhan died (aged 69) in 1980. Predicted spread of mass media would turn the world into a ‘global village’.
Throughout human history we have evolved from barter systems of trade, to the use of metals such as gold and silver, to paper currency, to credit cards, to the electronic exchange of information, as forms of money.
NO – Bitcoin isn’t just used by criminals or making the environment worse. Fiat is used way more by criminals through out the centuries and responsible for making the environment worse.
“Moral indignation is a standard strategy for endowing the idiot with dignity.” ~ Marshall McCluhan
And Bitcoin didn’t just magically appear out of nothing!
1) Technology invents the internet
5) Security Sucks – was never built into the net!
2) The Internet becomes legal for the citizens to use in 1991
3) Cryptography provides security on the net
4) Business is allowed on the net 1994
) Everyone is disgusted by all the stupid wall street crashes / rug pulls and no one goes to jail
7) 2008 The Bitcoin White Paper released
8) 2009 people are mining and it’s worthless, and no one knows what the government will do about it so it’s a complete joke, a big nothing, pretty useless …. except
9) 2013 it’s serious, people see it can change the world and the momentum builds
10) 2008 – 2021 it will break $100,000.00
“Only the small secrets need to be protected. The big ones are kept secret by public incredulity.” ~ Marshall McCluhan
BITCOIN CHANGES YOU!
BITCOIN IS FOR EVERYONE!
ANYONE CAN BUY IT RIGHT NOW!
1970 America defaults on all its debt. Fiat is no longer on the gold standard. It’s value declines for the next 50 years and here we are.
In McLuhan’s theory, a medium is defined as any extension of ourselves, so money is a social medium that allows us to store and exchange our work and skills.  As we move up the scale of increasingly abstract forms of financial media, we greatly enhance the ease and speed of monetary exchange and facilitate greater degrees of specialization in occupations. In addition, increasingly abstract forms of money increase the tendency to create more complex forms of financial instruments and derivatives, such as futures contracts, options, collateralized debt obligations, mortgage-backed securities, and credit default swaps. Excessive use of these types of financial media played a role in the financial crisis of 2008-9. As money moves toward its electronic and symbolic forms, this greater scale of abstraction is not a mere quantitative difference, but amounts to a qualitative difference as it also changes the meaning and effect of money.
The Educational CyberPlayGround ®
* K12 Internet History from 1991 up to the present! www.edu-cyberpg.com [with or without the dash] launched 7/9/1998 and ranked #No. 343,304 in the world out of 234,000,000 websites at that time!
.edu = education | cyber = internet | pg = playground for adults.
HUMAN Curated and vetted Reference Directory of Resources for:
Teachers, Parents, and Policy Makers: Learn about Music, Teaching, Internet, Technology, Literacy, Arts and Linguistics in the K12 classroom. You can trust the curated information presented in this website. Over 1500 pages of information, reporting, research, and analysis from 1987 to the present!
K12PlayGround.com TM GLEASON SACKMANN INTERNET PIONEER
Rated #10 on Newsweek’s prestigious List of “50 People Who Matter Most on the Internet.” ~ Newsweek Dec 25, 1995 / Jan. 1, 1996
1998 Sackmann received the SIG/Tel Educational Telecomputing Outstanding Service Award.
The Educational CyberPlayground, Inc.® has been collecting K12 Information online since 1991 before there was a World Wide Web. Gleason’s “Hot List” © 1993 announced new school websites on the NetHappenings ©1989 mailing list. He retired and gave the data and mailing list to Karen Ellis Educational CyberPlayGround Inc. ® in 1993.
► I’VE KEPT IT GOING FOR 28 FREAKIN’ YEARS!
The first version of the ECP website was Launched 7/9/1998 Back then it ranked #No. 343,304 in the world out of 234,000,000 websites at that time!
Over 1500 pages of curated information, reporting, research, and analysis from as far back as 1987 to the present!
No other K12 website, has been collecting, and creating online content and publishing our K12 information, continuously for this long.
K12 FINANCIAL LITERACY
WE AGREE WITH AND SUPPORT NY CITY MAYOR ERIC ADAMS POV
New York City mayor-elect Eric Adams thinks that schools should add cryptocurrency and blockchain technology to the curriculum and we also support this curriculum and think financial literacy means supporting Bitcoin Technology and must be taught and supported by School Districts across America and it’s territories.