Welcome problems of hardforks

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I have come out for a walk to the local shopping center about a kilometer away, in order to get a little exercise and change my surroundings a bit. It was a bit strange as while everything is familiar, it also feels a little alien, like I am not quite aligned with the world around me. It makes for an interesting experience.

While I was walking here I was listening to a podcast for a few minutes and noticed that it was difficult for me to visualize what was going on adequately to be able to parse the information well. Visualization is vital for me (and most people) when it comes to comprehension, which is what makes it such a valuable skill to be able to perform well. Previously, I was decent at it and it enabled me to perform quickly on-the-fly across multiple domains.

There is the famous rendering of an Einstein quote when asked about how to make a child intelligent, where he says, "read them fairytales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairytales".

It is because of the encouragement to use the imagination, to visualize the impossible, strange and weird, that this is such good advice. It isn't the story that is important, it is the activity it elicits. People sit their kids in front of Disney movies and think they are doing their children a service.

Because of the recent stroke, I am revisiting bits and pieces I know have helped in my mental development in the past and, the things that haven't. For me, it isn't "knowing stuff" that is important, it is the ability to process the environment and produce a solution, a way forward from that point that is important and it is in this area that I am employed.

The ability to "think on the feet" is valuable and over the last decade or so, I have observed a degradation in the general ability. I have put this down to technological reliance, where people use the crutch of services and the internet to be their Solution provider. Rather than looking at the problem, doing an inventory of available resources and then seeing what they can do to close a gap to a solution, we Google the answer and then go and buy the necessary materials to do the job.

While this gets the job done, it takes out the very human skill of imagination and lowers our ability to problem-solve, as when the answer is at our fingertips, there is no problem. This in turn takes away our creative abilities and in so doing, reduces our ability to create to own, making the only way to have ownership through purchasing, a consumptive habit, not a generative one.

We want everything to be complete, ready, polished, assembled, on-demand, always available and cheap. When we don't get what we want, we feel hard-done-by and targeted, discriminated against and victimized. Society is a clear reflection of this move, where people act as if they are entitled to outcomes, even though they add very little into the value of society.

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In a few hours from now, Equilibrium, Hardfork 25 will drop onto the Hive blockchain and in all likelihood, there will be some issues, some breakages, some things won't work, there will be unexpected outcomes and if the past is anything to go by, there will be outrage.

But, Hardforks are exciting for me. I am not a coder, I don't run an app, I have very little I can do technically - but each one brings me into my element again, at least the element I used to thrive within - disruption. Every change to the blockchain code is going to have an effect on every single part of the community, however slight that may be. Because of this, there are new problems to face, new tools to use, new resources available, some items taken away.

It is a thinkers paradise, where a community made up of many communities is forced into dealing with environmental changes that affect the things that are important to them across the same areas that the entire world is affected. There are social aspects, business components, ownership questions, property rights, privacy issues, security concerns, dealing with technological changes and an increasingly complex economy that ties all these things together with the analogue world too. It is brilliant!

As I have said many times before, Hive is the best game on the internet, because it incorporates so much of what is important to us and encourages the development of valuable skills that are valuable across domains. This isn't about hand-eye coordination, it is about hand-mind alignment, as there is the potential to use brain and activity in combination to solve the problems we face, some of them personal, some of them in the community, some of them potentially global.

We each get the opportunity on Hive to take an active ownership role in our society and use the skills we have to participate and add value. Just like the real world, there are going to be people who are more or less suited, willing and successful at this - but no one is excluded, unless they exclude themselves through their own behavior. For many people, it is their low-imagination that holds them back on Hive, as they can't find a way to get the system to work for them, whereas there are some who are able to get it to work, no matter what changes on the platform. Strange isn't it?

Hive is a fairytale with many authors, many plots, many storylines, undercurrents and a continual flow of dynamic characters. It is as living and breathing as a single digital platform can get and it is advancing, maturing, developing and evolving daily.

One of the traits of humanity we have grown to possess is our ability to guide or own evolution, for better and worse. If you want to have a say in what we are later, it means taking part in the now.

The future is all opt-in.

Taraz
[ Gen1: Hive ]

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We soon see how it all works out, but first I hope price also go up this time, so we all can smile. 😆😆☺☺

price is seeing some movement - HF went smoothly :)

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lets give it some 7 days ;)

Fair call :)

In a few hours from now, Equilibrium, Hardfork 25 will drop onto the Hive blockchain and in all likelihood, there will be some issues, some breakages, some things won't work, there will be unexpected outcomes and if the past is anything to go by, there will be outrage.

Did not age well.

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How glad I am to be wrong this time! :D

Pretty surprising actually.

You are correct. Each of us can have input and can affect toe outcome and future. It is up to us, otherwise we have no reason to complain. Thanks and welcome to the hardfork

Yet we do complain. Lately I have felt a little hard done by myself as there have been a number of things that I have done right for, but haven't gone my way - but at the end of the day, I have to man up and live the life I have :)

Problems are new opportunities to get things fixed in many ways. That's the nice part of it. Something to push brains to the limits of their abilities.

It is lucky life throws so many problems opportunities our way :)

Indeed. Hopefully, there won't be a lot of problems at once.

Every problem has a solution. I can't remember wo said that and I won't google it, as I don't want to sound all knowing.

Hive's growth will benefit all of us and participation is essential. I think most of us have imagination, but to use it is the trick.
The way that you described it sounds great to me and Einstein certainly knew what he was talking about.

Good that you are getting out for some exercise.

I think most of us have imagination, but to use it is the trick.

If we spend our time only consuming, it lays dormant for so long it becomes useless. As the old adage goes "use it, or lose it" :)

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Totally agreed and using one's imagination as a tool can achieve great ends.
Or great disappointments, but how else will we learn.

I do not think I can take leadership role, I like to think that I can contribute my quota here by powering up, buying hive when I can and owning a stake in the community as well as doing a little bit of mouth to mouth marketing. Hive needs marketing, this is totally undisputable, I however feel each and everyone has roles to play. Cheers to the coming HF, hopefully the changes would be good for the chain.

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I do not think I can take leadership role,

Why so?

Marketing is a challenge on Hive in many ways, as what is actually getting marketed? It is very important for the businesses to market themselves though.

It went smoothly...

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It went smoothly...

I was actually expecting a glitch in other to know a fork has actually happened. How wrong I was.

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well if you know einstein is time that your wife read tales for you and for your kid.
it is a good time to start again, yes i know the people that has a nanny in the televisión in the past i grow up without tv and for this reason i love to read a lot, and prefer this before to see the tv o movie; prefer always or go to the mountain and see the nature practice the foraging, by the way, i do not know if you have natural areas near to you, this could give you an perspective completeli diferently, start to walk without shoes, i know it is hard at the begining and you could hurt your foot but could help your nervos, and get you other perspective and other begining to your system.
as a lovely man with the nature, i recomend this for you i know it is hard at the begining but believeme the nature could get you the helthy and repair you very fast.
i hope hive could repair good and get better times to comming soon.
well in the mountain you culd get plants to eat, flowers to smell, flowers to feed,
bulbs, root, all kind of food, if you need a reference about foraging well here are the user expert in this
haphazard-hstead this user give you an diferent perspective of life, unfortunately her blog are in stop but her historical post are an jewerly in this thing, how to survive in the nature.
well this is only my perspective but could help.
i hope you feel good.
Best regard.

I would like to get into foraging more, as for now it has been limited to bilberries in the forest, but there are plenty of mushrooms and things too. I am not into hunting, but deer, elk and some grouse are possible too. For now, I am happy growing a little food in the yard too :)

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I think this may be one of my favorite posts ever written about Hive and it's potential. You tied the HF into the Einstein fairytale quote brilliantly. Happy Hard Fork Day!

It went surprisingly smoothly - I wonder what the outrage will be based on? :D

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That's it? It's done?.... Remembering HFs of the past when we were down for days. I'm mighty impressed!

What a really great point of view on this. I wrote a post about the hard fork this morning too. I think a lot of people did. The focus of my post was resilience as well. So important when you are dealing with so many moving parts!

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It is a good topic for people to write on as it gets them mentally prepared for what is to come. So far, it has gone with no hiccups it seems.... touch wood.

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For sure! I hope they all go this smoothly moving forward!

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Hive is a fairytale with many authors, many plots, many storylines, undercurrents and a continual flow of dynamic characters. It is as living and breathing as a single digital platform can get and it is advancing, maturing, developing and evolving daily.

Poetic.., HIVE is alive! Happy hard fork day, wishing you, the community and the devs pushing code all the success in whatever they may pursue.

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What a great fork so far!

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I had forgot today was Hard Fork day until I read Howo's post just recently. It just seemed to be a normal Hive day, which is good for a hard fork outcome. No issues for the few votes I made, or the couple comments so far, just a normal Hive day. Hopefully it will remain so.

I think Hive still has room for growth, room for inclusion, and room for improvement, all societies have room for those three.

Hopefully no issue will arise from the changes HF 25 made.

It was a really nice experience, as there was no real experience - nothing notable, nothing rough, no change. Sweet! Let's hope every one is the similar.

They were being more careful it seems than the steem team, plus no real significant last minute add-ons. I think even though it took time, it was a good effort. Testing was a big thing also, seemed to be more testing this time around.

So far still no problems for me.

Excellent reflection, as always, helping to look at the big picture, the entire scene, to think with all the senses, I certainly did is like a microcosm of what we are as a society. It brings out the good and the bad in us. Cheers, thanks for your analysis.

It is really as you say: we have become accustomed to having solutions at our fingertips and we forget that we are thinking entities with reasoning capacity, imagination and creativity which we can use in a logical way to solve problems.
We adults are doing this and the worst thing is that we are letting adolescents and children do it too.
I try to instill in my 14 year old son to reason before doing things, to think about how he can solve a problem by analyzing its pros and cons before calling me to guide him, to present me with alternative solutions.
Thank God he loves reading as well as video games...hahaha.

But, Hardforks are exciting for me. I am not a coder, I don't run an app, I have very little I can do technically - but each one brings me into my element again, at least the element I used to thrive within - disruption. Every change to the blockchain code is going to have an effect on every single part of the community, however slight that may be. Because of this, there are new problems to face, new tools to use, new resources available, some items taken away.

This means leaving the "comfort zone" and sometimes it costs us, and not everyone is able to face changes with the attitude that you assume (should be the rule) either by ignorance, fear or laziness and the worst thing is that any of these reasons is perfectly defeatable only if one wants to.

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It's been a long time since I read you Bro. I wish you a speedy recovery and good health !!!

Now many are wondering what will happen next after the HIVE hardfork ...