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Direct democracy is the goal   Aug. 3rd, 2020

Our current economic system, capitalism, is not sustainable due to the incentive structure that is deeply ingrained in it. Under capitalism, the maximization of profit is necessarily always the ultimate priority. It is necessary because if one does not maximize profit, one’s competition will, resulting in one’s bankruptcy sooner or later.

This dire situation will be perpetuated as long as we have the breeding ground for corruption that is political representation. True democracy can only be direct.

The future of transportation   Jul. 22nd, 2020

The current transportation infrastructure is pretty dumb. Its 2D nature takes away enormous surface space where it's most valuable - it makes it so that the space where we humans live is not optimized for our organism, but instead for two-ton-death-machines. It's noisy, polluting, contributes to habitat segmentation, provides almost perfect conditions for traffic jams to occur, and is overall just very inefficient.

Both the infrastructure as well as the vehicles we are currently using is going to change quite drastically over the next years and decades. It won't take long before ICE cars are going to be seen like horse carriages.

Why I moved from procedural generation to a handcrafted game world   Apr. 5th, 2018

Originally, I planned to make heavy use of procedural generation in the game I am currently working on, but I changed my mind and replaced all of my procedural generation code with an inbuilt editor that provides manual, pixel-perfect placement of all sorts of entities. Here's why...