Organizing the world’s property and making it universally accessible and useful

Vinay Gupta (@leashless) tweeted at 6:05 AM – 6 Aug 2019 :
This is pretty much my TED talk on @Mattereum and automated morality:

2 min – we need a diff vision for the future of blockchain.. this is way bigger than my company


3 min – very hard to change the system you’re embedded in

4 min – we need a model in which everything in world has a unique identifier

hmm.. thinking what we need more .. is a mech to listen to each voice.. ie: much of what we have in world now.. irrelevant to an undisturbed ecosystem..  so id-ing everything would be 1\ wasting energy on ie: whales in sea world  and  2\ not helpful to the dance ie: makes us focus on the things/decisions.. rather than our interconnectedness

ai or blockchain or whatever .. humanity needs: augmenting interconnectedness

5 min – need digital identity for things because 1\ makes it possible to attach legal responsibility to things like carbon – can see consequences of actions..

6 min – blockchain would become a global carbon management system

what we need more.. is ie: blockchain or whatever as a global host of life bits

2\ set morality in software – ie: don’t get things from countries that do bad things –

7 min – call this automated morality – support from the software to help us make decisions that are truly in line with our value

perhaps it’s our whole obsession w decision making (over curiosity) that is getting in the way of value.. of our ie: fittingness

the other thing we can do (w digitizing things) is large scale optimization

but what if we’re digitizing irrelevants.. (ie: things for whales in sea world) that’s the opposite of optimizing..

8 min – we don’t have the things we need because we don’t have the right protocols for handling matter.. and the result is an enormous amount of overconsumption

but labeling things in order to import/export/exchange them first.. is like focusing on decision making first rather than curiosity

we need to first.. set all people free – in sync – and trust the have/need ness of an undisturbed ecosystem: ‘in undisturbed ecosystems ..the average individual, species, or population, left to its own devices, behaves in ways that serve and stabilize the whole..’ –Dana Meadows

let’s do this firstfree art-ists.. for (blank)’s sake

8 min – on vinay’s history and hexayurt – systemic problems of world aren’t going to be solved by cheap housing.. did that.. and it wasn’t enough to produce systemic change i wanted.. and that’s why i joined the ethereum team

ethereum.. hexayurt

digitizing things.. still not enough.. right focus.. getting people whatever they want/need.. but not good use of tech

what we need most is the energy of 7bn alive people.. so let’s use tech to first.. listen to every voice everyday (as it could be).. let’s tag that.. in order to facil/augment our (currently invisible) interconnectedness

ie: 2 convers as infra via cure ios city

9 min – we’ve got the materials we need.. we just need better ways of organizing them.. and blockchain is the next step in that.. it starts out with stories and visions

rather.. with daily curiosity


adding page this day:

Vinay Gupta (@leashless) tweeted at 5:46 AM on Tue, Aug 06, 2019:
Can the blockchain help people make moral decisions? I say it can, and I think the prospect is very exciting. Learn more about @mattereum here

first link is his 10 min talk on mattereum.. second is pdf of 16 page paper on matter protocol – MATTEREUM PROTOCOL: TURNING CODE INTO LAW

p 7: THE REVOLUTION WILL BE TOKENIZED Mattereum exists to give physical matter digital interfaces which exponentially increase its value.

p 15: CONCLUSION As we have described, the potential for value creation is large. The Smart Property Register creates opportunities for ownership, investment, use and management of assets in ways that increase their value and utility substantially, and the addressable market of assets can be measured in trillions of dollars. Mattereum is creating an open source decentralized network, to be used by a global community of application developers, and the legal and software tools needed to operate registrars in accordance with the Mattereum Protocol. This is critical infrastructure serving diverse contentious interests, and it must be developed and managed appropriately. We have assembled a team of lawyers, cryptographers and programmers, completed the initial legal and technical research and development, and prepared for registration of the first assets. We are now ready to ask the community for its support. The Mattereum Team, London, October 2018

Vinay Gupta (@leashless) tweeted at 6:05 AM – 6 Aug 2019 :
This is pretty much my TED talk on @Mattereum and automated morality. A ten minute rundown on how the blockchain can change the way we make decisions to make it easy to do the right thing. Now, more than ever, we need tools for change. (

tools for change we need most: mech to listen to daily curiosity.. renders decision making secondary to irrelevant

tech as it could be..

johnkellden (@johnkellden) tweeted at 6:06 AM – 6 Aug 2019 :
Scaling Our Common Commons (

The killer use case of blockchain is, without a doubt, scaling the commons. With well designed mechanisms using #tokenengineering we can move beyond 1D, profit maximizing economies. It’s time to prioritize people & the planet.@commonsstack Original Tweet:

Michel Bauwens (@mbauwens) tweeted at 4:32 AM – 5 Aug 2019 :
“Astonishingly, it is possible to translate Ostrom’s groundbreaking ideas into digital equivalences — thanks to smart contracts.” (

linked to mattereum
common ing can’t have property/token/contract ness



on Vinay‘s 11:11 min mattereum manifesto video – oct 15 2019

Nick Stewart (@nickstew_art) tweeted at 6:16 AM on Tue, Oct 15, 2019:
“Fascinating” Mr Gupta! Isn’t that “disjunction” between production and consumption precisely where the politics sits? Can we really have a tech-fix without addressing capitalism?

@leashless: Can we run a consumer society *and* hugely cut waste? Yes, and this talk describes how the short answer? Creators make digital identity for physical things which lasts the object’s whole lifetime, tracks carbon, and helps you sell it when you are done.

from 11:11 min video

1 min – (on shatner and star wars collectibles) why am i doing stuff with the collectibles when the world is in on fire .. climate refugees.. et al.. we need to get computers to deal with the real world properly

collectibles and proper ness big part of the problem .. no? whales collecting things in sea world as real world..?

2 min – we’ve got 9b people.. the econ has left 1b starving and 1b fat.. enormous defense spending.. most military say is mis allocated.. et al.. our handling of the material world.. is in shambles.. and that’s what’s producing/causing climate et al.. that entire set of structures is being driven by the fact that we don’t seem to be able to connect cause to effect in the physical world.. you go to a shop.. you buy something.. you’ve no idea where it came from

again – what’s the point of connecting cause to effect for whales in sea world as real world..(buying things as ie)? that’s spinning wheels of a broken feedback loop.. getting better at.. spending time analyzing.. being distracted by..  the wrong thing.. what you might call irrelevants.. go deeper

3 min – if we don’t keep track of what’s happening in the world.. how can we ever expect to change what’s happening in the world.. if you don’t measure anything.. how can you modify.. we’re just *guessing

two problems here: 1\ keeping track.. as in any form of measuring/accounting.. is poison/cancerous.. the problem itself  2\ trying to change/modify others.. we need to focus on setting people free first.. and then let go.. trust (unconditional) us

i’m thinking that what you’re proposing is *being more accurate about the wrong things.. we have to let going of thinking we know things.. this is inspectors of inspectors ness.. too much vinay

mufleh humanity lawwe have seen advances in every aspect of our lives except our humanity– Luma Mufleh

we’ve gone thru centuries of trying to get better control of things.. it’s kind of one of the hallmarks of wester civ.. trying to achieve control

yeah.. control is a killer.. and why we haven’t yet gotten to global equity..

civilization et al

we got really effective control of info over centuries of librarianship

matters little if it’s the wrong info.. what we need to focus on is self-talk as data.. if we want to get back/to undisturbed ecosystem..‘in undisturbed ecosystems ..the average individual, species, or population, left to its own devices, behaves in ways that serve and stabilize the whole..’ –Dana Meadows

librarian’s job was to know exactly what info was.. where it could be located .. how it could be obtained.. who had written it.. whether it was accurate..

part of legibility as control

4 min – that librarianship practice then poured onto the internet in the form of work that was done to org docs and pre standards for things like search data when we moved onto the web.. that bedrock of librarianship and all the statistical modeling that was done on info as we are doing w internet search.. all of that stuff is why we don’t consider info to be scarce anymore.. anybody over age of 35 has an idea of what info scarcity is like when you had a question.. and parents didn’t know answer and didn’t have a book..

so..we’re in a period where we’ve got an enormous scarcity of physical things.. but we have managed over about 30 yrs to get rid of info scarcity.. we did it thru a range of things.. started w text, then images, then sound, then short films then long films.. then we did radio.. for all intents and purposes.. we went category by category.. eradicating info scarcity

5 min – so the next thing on the internets list of things to do.. notice i say internet and not the blockchain.. is to do the same .. for scarcity of physical goods.. does anybody feel like they own too much stuff and it’s poorly organized

6 min – we’ve poured into investment and production.. the consumption and waste haven’t been touched at all

in order to sell something.. you have to go thru all the process of what the thing is..

why aren’t ‘selling/buying’ things .. irrelevants

this is happening because we don’t have stable identities for physical things

to me.. thinking we need identity.. part of the problem

7 min – as soon as you buy something.. it loses it’s value.. what that’s creating is an enormous mismatch between the production systems and the consumption enormous river of goods being trashed that are perfectly useful if we could only id what we want.. and an enormous loss of money to consumers.. because everybody is in a position that the things that we want.. typically last longer than our desire for them

the mismatch we need to focus on .. first.. is what we really need/want.. ie: maté basic needs

8 min – ie: fashions change and you want to get rid of it.. but you can’t get rid of it unless you take a 50% loss or..

let go of money (any form of measuring/accounting)

your choices are: store in back of closet; give to a charity shop; or sell it on ebay.. but even selling on ebay requires a bunch of labor

9 min – why is anything going to a landfill when there are billions of people going without

that is true.. but again.. and specific to climate.. we don’t need most of the things in the landfill in the first place

and the answer is.. we throw away all the info.. so the objects aren’t attached to their stories.. can’t do search.. can’t find market places for these things.. *and if we fix that.. we could keep most of the structure of the consumer society going.. where goods are still available for purchase and you can do what you like with them.. as long as they go directly to an efficient secondary market.. so the goods are in use by some human being right to the end of their (goods?) life

*wow.. death wish

the actual environmental impact of buying something.. is divided by all the people that subsequently use it.. so what this provides is a possible avenue for us to radically cut our environ impact and the same time we rapidly increase our quality of life

not radical/rapid enough.. and still perpetuating that cancer

10 min – that creates the necessary econ incentives to do quality manufacturing of long life durable goods.. collective custodianship..

to me.. thinking we need incentives.. esp econ incentive.. is a red flag we’re doing it wrong

so that’s what i think we should be working on in the blockchain space.. we need something that is the equivalent of total quality control to truly revolutionize mass production..

what i think we should be working on:  hlb via 2 convers that io dance.. as the day..[aka: not part\ial.. for (blank)’s sake…]..  a nother way

we need something that is the equivalent of total quality control to truly revolutionize mass production.. t

rather .. we need to let go of control.. to truly experience ie: revolution of everyday life.. getting us back to an undisturbed ecosystem

we need an equivalent structure for consumption and waste management .. and we need it now as a critical part of meeting the un’s sustainable developments..t

rather.. we need a structure for augmenting our interconnectedness.. otherwise we’re still spinning our wheels on irrelevants

and we need *it now.. as a critical part of getting to the energy of the energy of 9b alive people..  *ie: 2 convers as infrastructure



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