I like the quiet people who think before they act. I do not think many such people control the money and the ways in which progress is defined.
If I ever do control any flow of money beyond that required to pay my rent, buy a beer, or play a flute, I will make sure it goes to those who respect:
• Humanity, whatever the socioeconomic level.
• Animals, especially amphibians.
• Those who jam with nature. Those who would like to have jammed with Django, Hendrix, Garcia, birds, the Bird, and the Byrds.
Also, I would like to put aside some dollars toward a Fabric project that would begin with an interactive, Google-like map which would clearly define in the most malleable, mobile friendly way which businesses are OK to frequent and which are the villains (and supervillains). Annotated, at its depths. But at surface level giving little green lights and thumbs up. It would also have filter elements such as awesome food, cool crafts, unbeatable sunsets, and interesting conversationalists. Like what The Lonely Planet could have been.
On a Boracay level: "Hey this boutique is not owned by an evil, much larger chain that supports mining & slash-and-burn operations in Borneo that supplanted natural ecosystems and resulted in the fiery deaths of untold thousands of humans and orangatans last month."*
"This business recycles and has set in place a tree planting initiative on White Beach. It also pays its employees a fair living wage."
(Perhaps most importantly): "this business is committed to creating harmony between people and nature, not building higher & paving over to meet stockholders pimple-like pressures."
I am amazed that so many new ideas for how the Internet can be used as a positive force in our lives have not been adopted. I think it is called Monopoly, as algorithmic (clickbait/spam/SEO/ whatever you call it) cloud surfing has come to the fore––the villains are much harder to pinpoint. They may have higher ideals, but the constructs & traffic-funelling conduits they exploit are not dissimilar to everybody's favorite scapegoat, the Nazis.**
Now, I wonder what Bill Murray would have to say about all this?
*Which they are all for, because you can really exploit the hell out of a landscape in which all the people and animals are dead.
** It is no accident that Mein Kampf is used as a business school textbook suitable for "modern management" techniques in some, Internet fixated parts of the globe.
#endurancewriter aka "The Worm" (SEO alert) Endurance Writer, Mr. Damon D. Dawson of Bandito College.