In the face of disasters both sudden and creeping brought about by climate change, I’ve been struck by the connections between the difficult future that we are facing, the tenets and technologies of decentralization, and the need for resilience in our communities and communications. There is a convincing argument to be made that our warming world demands the local-first and interconnected systems that our distributed community is developing. Disaster Response This past summer, Pacific Gas and Electric, which provides power to residents of California, announced that it was going to disconnect large portions of the California power grid in certain weather conditions in an effort to lower the risk of starting wild fires.

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Ross Schulman

Lawyer/coder on a mission to redecentralize the internet and fix post-capitalism… Then get lunch.

Washington, DC