NFTs are a straight up scam. "give me $1000+ and i'll give you the rights to the link to this picture that i randomly generated" is utter nonsense at it's finest yet people somehow actually go for it.Option 3, work on your anger issues
NFTs are dumb tho, I just received two offers the other day, it sounded pretty scammy
I think Justin Bieber's NFT says it all and shows a lot of introspection, a fascinating look into the terminal stage of post modernist cancerNFTs are a straight up scam. "give me $1000+ and i'll give you the rights to the link to this picture that i randomly generated" is utter nonsense at it's finest yet people somehow actually go for it.
I know them and why they look ugly, they're randomly generated so some of them combine elements and colors that don't go well together. At least according to Solar sands, and I find that it makes senseto be fair,that's one of the better looking one's: just wait until you see the REALLY ugly NFTs.
There was one that was a painting made from elephant shit that sold for 2.3 million. Stuff like that just grinds my gears. So many artists who can't even break 100 followers (let alone make money), but this asshole's living pretty off what looks like a child's fingerpainting made from literal shit. And then there's the ones that are just blocks of color on a canvas that sell for millions too.Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it, a lot of modern art doesn't exactly look more appealing than that and took even less effort to make
I have no idea who that is........okay, it honestly sounds like you're describing a Jackson Pollock painting when you say this.
Got an example that demonstrates the difference?
......DAMN. My apologies for ever comparing those to Jackson Pollock! Sheesh, your disdain of the blocks of color is fully justified.I have no idea who that is.
Here are some examples of what I mean by 'blocks of color on a canvas':
These paintings are worth more than your average high-end car. Yes, your child's doodle is now considered a masterpiece.www.elitereaders.com
Anyone here can make a painting like those, yet they sold for millions.
I'm actually going to respond to these because those are all around bad hot takes from an engineering, environmental, and a long term use of a car perspective (newer cars per mile traveled are cheaper to maintain and own than older ones, on average. they have longer service intervals, and longer parts lives, and are generally more fuel efficient - with the major caveat being its almost always cleaner to continue to use the older car until its not viable as you are not contributing it to a landfill, nor are you involved in the consumerism cycle of purchasing a new car, creating more demand, which creates incentives to produce even more cars (whole different can o worms there)New tech in cars...
Specifically the plethora of sensors.
Do I need to know that the pressure in one of the tyres has changed?
No, if it's a puncture I'll hear the air hissing out the next time I get out, if it's an explosive puncture then a sensor is going to do exactly nothing to help.
I do not need to know the exhaust gas temperature....and I certainly don't need a cruddy sensor that gets clogged with soot then thinks there is a problem and puts the car in 'limp mode' until I replace the sensor.
I've had more trouble with this car than any other I've owned and in almost every case it's been an unnecessary bit of tech getting some dust in the wrong place.
The only serious mechanical fault I had was when the alternator decided to suddenly dismantle itself, and none of the sensors warned me about that.
.......okay, it honestly sounds like you're describing a Jackson Pollock painting when you say this.
Got an example that demonstrates the difference?
You might be on to something... It doesn't make sense that someone would pay so much for something they could easily make themself.To be honest I just get the impression that rich people agree these are worth extortionate sums so they can launder money or exempt it from tax.
...modern art doesn't steal shit from artists and hurt the planet.
while that is all well and good,i fail to see your point....
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THIS is a banana duct-taped to a wall. It is, allegedly, art. It sold for $120,000. The artist went on to duct-tape two more bananas to walls, fetching $120,000 and $150,000 respectively. The artist did not MAKE this banana. The artist did not MAKE the duct tape. The artist BOUGHT a roll of duct tape and a bunch of bananas for less than five bucks, duct-taped them to a wall taking maybe a minute or so, and then sold the result for more money than many people make in five years.
I'd rather have a bloody NFT.
(And I HATE NFTs.)
My point is, some art is arguably as bad as NFTs when it comes to scamming people. The really sad thing is that the art community allows this kind of BS to go on, as if it had some kind of value. It's a damn berry sellotaped to the wall. If I nailed a cantaloupe to a stick, do you think I'd get even 50c for it?while that is all well and good,i fail to see your point.
honestly,anyone that is buying a banana taped to a wall is even more stupid than a NFTer: at least NFTers are being told their thing will be worth something in a few years while the taped banana will go bad in a couple of weeks tops. either way there are lot's of ways to be stupid and both taped banana buyers and NFTers are just two of the many out there.My point is, some art is arguably as bad as NFTs when it comes to scamming people. The really sad thing is that the art community allows this kind of BS to go on, as if it had some kind of value. It's a damn berry sellotaped to the wall. If I nailed a cantaloupe to a stick, do you think I'd get even 50c for it?