Some non-bitcoin things that many bitcoiners are into:
- extreme diets
- architecture revivalism
- information theory
- renaissance art
- stoicism and hellenistic ethics
- consequentialism (rather than deontology)
- guns and personal defense
- privacy enhancing tech. Tor, VPNs, etc
- localism (as opposed to globalism)
- the american midwest
- frontier culture
- ruralism rather than urbanism
anything I'm missing?
nootropics and psychedelics are probably worth a mention too. I see a lot of that in my feed.
oh! a ton of bitcoiners I know have backgrounds in poker too.
@nic Austrian Economics and trolling
@nic Any recommended reading on consequentialism?
@dden huge and fascinating topic. I'd start here https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/consequentialism/
@nic Thank you!
@nic makes sense, many have lots of game theory implications. One of my favorite minds in the space is Juice, the guy who thinks Bitcoin is Nash's Ideal Money. He got into Ideal Money via Poker and his at on Twitter has poker in it.
@nic and I still have many friends from MTT poker who are avid bitcoiners now, because of poker.
@nic Satoshi’s original bitcoin client had the beginnings of a built-in poker game. Provably fair P2P poker is made possible with the help of bitcoin’s blockchain iirc. So perhaps Satoshi was a poker player... or perhaps poker was added simply because it had been made possible by the invention of bitcoin, and Satoshi was aware of that.
@nic motorcycles, boobs, beer and silver.
@nic might just be my personal experience: seasteading... ayahuasca...
@nic I figured there would be more deontologically-leaning bitcoiners due to the prevalence of Rothbardian ancaps.
@nic deadlifts, biohacking, experimentation... general life optmization / hacking
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