‘SingularDTV’ Will Use Ethereum For DRM On A Sci-Fi TV Show

It’s “an epic sci-fi adventure about the human race’s journey into a theoretical technological Singularity.” Or is it an “entertainment industry boondoggle…part DRM snake oil marketing, part pseudo-Bitcoin scam and part sincere Singularitarian weirdness?”
Long-term Slashdot reader David Gerard writes:
SingularDTV is an exciting new blockchain-based entertainment industry startup. Their plan is to adapt the DRM that made $121.54 for Imogen Heap, make their own completely pre-mined altcoin and use that to somehow sell two million views of a sci-fi TV show about the Singularity. Using CODE, which is explicitly modeled on The DAO … which spectacularly imploded days after its launch. There’s a white paper [PDF], but here’s an analysis of why these schemes are a terrible idea for musicians.

‘Singular’ will be a one-hour adventure/drama “that explores the impact technology will have on the future of our planet and how it will shape the evolution of our human race,” set in the years 2021 to 2045, “as an unprecedented technological revolution sweeps over the world…”


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