this article narrating "urbit NYC" is a good introduction to what urbit is and why you should avoid it
(cw for use of the r-slur as a descriptor of a general aesthetic by the people the article is about)
tl;dr: it's half digital real estate speculation and half IRC, all built on a terrible "decentralized" "operating system" written in a pair of nearly incomprehensible custom programming languages by literally the exact guy who invented neoreaction, and embraced by twitter's edgelord "post-left" scene and a bunch of former radicals who got rich and decided that it was time to get theirs (but purely ironically, obviously)
if you see anyone with a 6+6-letter handle starting with a tilde anywhere ("~szybie-grumbo"), that means they're on urbit
rereading that essay about infrastructure as care at scale, to wash the taste of urbit out of my mouth and think about human interconnectedness and systems that provide for people's real material needs
I have to object to the description of Deleuze and Guattari as new-right philosophical darlings in the first article - their influence is pretty broad but everyone I've met who knows anything about Deleuze is some kind of communist. With that said, it's a good read.