Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis 2023

Pavol Luptak

Pavol is a cryptoanarchist & voluntaryists focused on technology and society hacking. IT security guy, founder of IT security hacking companies (Nethemba, Hacktrophy) & contemporary art (Satori). Co-founder of Bratislava’s and Prague’s hackerspaces (Progressbar & PP). Member of Czech contemporary anti-government artistic group Ztohoven. Responsible for many anti-government & digital privacy projects.

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How to leave the system (while staying in one place) - a guide for EU residents
Pavol Luptak

A practical guide to opt out of the system for EU citizens - what to do with your problematic:

  1. EU Tax slavery.
  2. EU Mandatory health insurance.
  3. EU company.
  4. EU Bank account and mobile operator.
Panel discussion | End of Empire and Rise of the Parallel Society
Jarrad Hope, Ryan Lackey, Amir Taaki, Pavol Luptak

We stand at the precipice and the end of the empire. From this will emerge political strains vying to define the next emergent era.

The original vision of crypto was to expand the space of freedom, rendering a parallel economic society free from the influence of state domination. Gradually our community was infiltrated by statists and scammers who clouded that vision.

States will react with force by combining the IRS with the CIA, increasingly unmasking their authoritarian tendency as we raise the stakes. For inevitably, cybermoney controlled by markets will transcend fiat money issued by states. The high priority is to step up our game and start moving towards the realization of this eventuality.

We must get back on track, and formulate a paradigm that can enable us to unlock the original promise still latent within this tech. But still important questions remain on metaphysics, philosophy, strategy, and tactics. This panel will discuss the core heart of our movement- its vision.

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Paralelní Polis decade
Juraj Bednar, Pavol Luptak, Martin Leskovjan

Paralelní Polis represents a non-state, non-profit entity, birthed in 2014 amidst the creative activism of the Ztohoven collective. The annals of time have witnessed our continued stewardship of the esteemed Hackers Congress. As we now converge to bring its momentous tenth iteration to a reverent closure, we simultaneously embark on a meaningful commencement of the tenth chapter in the chronicles of Paralelní Polis. How has this profound social experiment metamorphosed and evolved over the epochs, and how might its venerable progenitors distill its essence and triumphs, as they reflect upon its myriad passages?

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