It's possible to exchange bit coins for USD though I think!
I'll take bitcoins.. USD seems to be on the verge on death.
I like the whole concept of bitcoins as well...
strange how the internet is forming into such a powerful antiestablishment force. wikileaks, Anonymous, and now this. A while back thepiratebay was providing a completely anonymous outlet for people in destabilized arab countries to communicate without fear of the government...uh...executions. MIT's opencourseware as well. I know these are mostly unrelated things, but I can see a similar thread running through it all.
soon there will be an opensource government taking paypal and bitcoin donations as we all vote for a plot of land to form our utopian society...no trolls allowed.
seriously though. I really like where things are headed with the worldwideweb, and the what it can mean for society. This amazing force for truth, good, and humanity. Already, the communication that goes on in noncrap forums sometimes amazes me. Conversations I never thought I'd see going on, it's amazing. Even the stupidity that goes on becomes commonplace enough that the general consensus of the world as to what is and isn't acceptable behavior is becoming sort of an open-morality and open-etiquette type filter.
Anyway. I've got more work to do, but not to derail the thread, but does anyone else see or have any thoughts on the direction the global online community is or isn't going, and what it can mean to the sociopolitical structure in say the next hundred to two hundred years?