I've been thinking about the things that I spend time doing that I don't currently have automated, and a big one of them is banking- paying bills, transferring funds to accounts, etc.

And that's really because none of the retail banks I know of offer that. If they did, that would be a real game changer.


Yup, and the two concepts dovetail nicely.

The problem I have with plain text accounting is that it is descriptive and then requires a second action, rather than what I'd like, which is for one process to control both the plain text file but also initiate real work.

So if I tell the computer to pay the electricity bill in the amount of $234.56 then that gets recorded in my accounting file, and at the same time, the bank is told to make the payment.

Yeah, programmatic finance, banking APIs or protocols, etc. The obvious hurdle is primarily security across networks.

Perhaps then you might be interested in the @spritelyproject, which is trying to solve distributed finance amongst other problems, using Object-capability theory.


@torresjrjr @spritelyproject

I don't think there's a need for security across networks. If I can take an action through the web interface, there's no reason it couldn't be through an API.

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