The message is the medium

Confusing ‘control’ with ‘motivation’

“With bitcoin, we have one large, interconnected computer network which controls many, many human counterparts.

More importantly, it controls one of the most precious aspects of our lives – financial livelihood. An exact reversal of how the computing revolution began is characterized by an inflection point of control which has just recently passed.” – URL

The notion of “control” implies a will, or a motivation. As machines won’t have that, or feelings, for a long time to come, the Bitcoin network will more be about providing the most crucial part in the information chain online; the “true” state of things (especially value, but also info on what has happened), i.e. no, the Blockchain does not control us, it helps us.