I think I see a nugget of truth there, but it's dripping with so much hyperbole and vitriol that it's hard to make out.You know what?
None of that matters.
Let's pretend they actually care and tomorrow they all switch to renewable energy and that causes a solar boom. It will never happen and these farms are too decentralized for us to even reasonably pretend this, but let's just say it happens for the moment.
It doesn't matter.
Because it's still a technology in search of a purpose hopelessly mired in a culture of greed and grift that thrives on scams, taking advantage of people in poor and developing countries, steeling IP, worshipping conspicuous consumption, wallowing in ignorance of law, common sense and how technology works, constantly trying to expand itself where it doesn't belong and manipulate any subculture they think they can weasel their buzzwords into.
Saying they 'might' do something they will never and would never either want or be able to do doesn't fix the rot that goes straight to the core of crypto.
It's tech. It's just a thing. Not good; not evil; a thing. At worst it's an imperfectly designed thing that leaves a lot to be desired in terms of efficiency, et al. (I'd agree with that assessment.) Which really means that there's room for improvement (this should generally be expected of most emerging tech).
There maybe be subcultures that have formed around it that are rotten to the core (of that I have no doubt). But painting large groups of people with the same broad brush is never a thing one should aspire to, IMO. I don't believe that everyone involved in any way with crypto is some kind of aspiring scam artist.
I mean, wow. I generally think of myself as a cynic, but you just rekindled my hope that I could actually be an optimist. So thanks, I guess.