vinay gupta

intro’d to Vinay via Doug here:

oct 2013

Vinay Gupta shares his vision of a rural future

developing countries, africa, leap frogging the track (the track Ellsberg talked about ie: move to city to get enough money to move back to the country) – by just staying rural..

rural life – centered around the bicycle, the solar panel – just

11 min – we took an early branch – to fossil fuel.. it dead ended.. but the rest of the world that hasn’t industrialized.. can learn from all tech/failures.. pull what is what’s best out of culture and go straightforward.. what you’re left with is self-sufficient peasant agriculture.. without having to go to city to get rich first…


from Doug’s words in his post:

What we can do though, I suppose, is make cities nicer places to live. Cities are actually pretty good per square mile in terms of efficiency. Making them nicer places to live, though, would mean jettisoning our rugged individualism and inherent competitiveness with peers. These are the kinds of things that lead to families buying two cars and driving everywhere instead of demanding better public transport. And, you know, if we pooled together we could all work 21 hour weeks while providing a minimum basic income for all. We could end poverty, at least in our own country.

But we don’t do any of this. Why? Because we’re trapped and immobilised by a nostalgic mythology. Instead of demanding and working towards something different and better, we’re spurred on by consumer culture that tells us we ‘deserve’ more of the same. The truth is that most of us aren’t going to attain the dream they’re peddling. All we get to do is silently, seethingly observe in the media other people doing things presented as ‘normal’. The truth for most of us is that those things are increasingly merely a distant dream.

so yes.. let’s leap frog us in the (supposed) developed world as well.. learn from mistakes.. take things that worked.. but let’s re-open (?) our minds.. to the unlikely.. the non-assumed .. the seemingly i’mpossible.

in the city.

as the day.


a people experiment


gupta roadblock law

vinay on cities

vinay on identity

vinay on lying

vinay on rights of children

vinay on spiritual colonialism

telling people what to do



jun 2014 article – Of Moonshots and Slingshots


vinay gupta post

It is sobering to stop and ponder: “If everything I do succeeds completely, will I have made any difference at all.” It is a much harder question than “Can we do this?”

I do not have answers. In addition to being a policy researcher I am also a technologist. I have noticed that over time my policy work washes out but my technologies gather strength and support. Can we draw lines and rally around them? When does policy or technology become politics?

I want you to stop for a moment and ask the hard question about your own work. Given the onrushing global issues of various kinds—the big, bad ones with gigadeath tolls or near-permanent cultural damage, never mind the ecocide—if everything you are working on succeeds, will it matter? If not, you have failed before you started.

Consider only this: Maybe we need to put all our force into a few absolutely critical targets; massive triage of the endless list of good causes that attract our attention, focused down to a sharp spike, something with a clarity and focus just as strong as the financial motive of the markets, or the desire to perpetuate power in politics. Perhaps if we discontent policy actors abandoned our posts on this planetary Titanic, we could actually fight our way to the engine rooms and do something about this mess.

It’s not hard to assess whether what you are doing matters. It is hard to choose to make that assessment, and to..

..disengage with what is irrelevant.


africaToby Shapshak ness


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Vinay Gupta (@leashless)
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You don’t need much of a resource base: £1m would do it, if it was in a place with cheap land and no building codes.…

So to find time for our kind of science, we had to dump a few shibboleths. For instance, we never bother to ‘publish’: we just post our findings on weblogs, and if they get a lot of links, hey, we’re the Most Frequently Cited. Tenure? Who needs that? Never heard of it! Doctorates, degrees, defending a thesis — don’t know, don’t need ’em, can’t even be bothered!

There’s no money and no banking here. Instead, every object is tracked by RFID tags and subjected to a bioenergetic, cost–benefit, eBay-style arbitrage by repurposed stock-market buy–sell software agents. In practice, this means that when you need something new, you just pile up the things you don’t want by your doorway until somebody shows up and gives you the thing you do want. Economists who visit here just flee screaming — but come on, was economics ever really a ‘science’? We’re with Rutherford: it’s physics or it’s stamp collecting!


15 min on bitcoin politics nov 2013:

Hexayurt Project at the Bitcoin Expo, London

counter economics isn’t going to take care of climate/agriculture

it’s not just currency, it’s not just freedom, it’s survival

open hardware housing system – for emergency housing – 1st built at burning man

3 min version apr 2014:

[Bitcoin] Cannot be divorced from pre-existing political theory


Vinay on london real (Brian Rose) feb 2014:

Resilience Guru

14 min – making mechanisms for getting people out of major situations/crises

critical infrastructure – aka: if it goes away people die

what could you die from: too hot/cold, hunger/thirst, injury, illness

19 min – fear govt invokes to make them seem necessary

35 min – once the refugee camps are wired – they no longer are lost stray humans – self-organizing.. only currency that will allow that is bitcoin

perhaps bitcoin will turn out to be the myspace of digital currency – bitcoin’s enemy is not the state, bitcoin’s enemy is its successors

you literally buy into the currency

i think in 30 yrs bitcoin will be gone or dead.. perhaps cryptocurrency

bitcoin as the poor man’s swiss frank – for people that are unserved by the state/system – bitcoin is like open source currency

43 min – i’m not sure that just changing who the oligarchy is – is going to solve the world problems – ie: early adopters to bitcoin

45 min – war is expensive – once you burn it – it’s gone..

46 min – nano materials – weighs/costs nothing – string – fabrics

47 min – what keeps us from this vision of everyone taken care of – there’s always a prey animal – if you want to have a system that works – it has to be one where weak can take from strong – ton of room in basic income – govt writes everyone a check for 20000 a year. close all the social programs (health, ed)  if you’re going to have a govt that does redistribution it’s best it does nothing else

patri friedman – let’s start some new countries and see if it works

51 min – liquid law – 12 votes

if you make 35000 you’re part of the 1% globally, if you make 2 mill in the us

70% of millionaires in america are farmers – enormous amt of land

53 min – can we make 10 billion of these.. if you can’t make 10 billion – it’s not going to work for everybody

56 min – we can do this for everybody – dollar a day income – as long as it’s not distorted by the state

wikipedia – 5 mill dollar a year – 30000 volunteers

commons based peer production – price is a useless single pieces of data in a super rich high bandwidth environment

58 min – anarchist volunteerism – ie: wikipedia – get more out of it than you put into it..

70% of phone is in open source market – so it’s not going away – so on edge – no longer in markets

vote once every 4 years… edge makers are practically instant

money is not a very efficient instrument for changing the world any more..

powerfuls are frequently now – no longer the rich

1:04 – stacktivism

1:10 – best advice – just sit – weight training for the mind – the ability to pay attention to what you want to pay attention to and not anything else

1:20 – it’s about the journey – peace is the accelerator


hexayurt project:



oct 2014:

But I am still left with a core question: can any political ideology we have face down the twin terrible threats of climate change and uncontrolled technological innovation?

yes – but for it to last – ie: instigating utopia everyday – money needs to become irrelevant. no?

We may have to innovate in ideology faster to fix our real problems. Any idea how we could start?

indeed. model another way.


nov 2014 – on bitcoin:

Libertarianism simply does not prevent the establishment of monopolies, cartels, or power-law distributions of wealth. Never has, never will. Libertarians needed to see that happen in order to understand that their ideology is actually not going to protect them against centralized power.

Now they will need to decide: did they want libertarianism, where property is used to divide everything? Or did they want anarchy, where it’s our inherent human nature that gives us freedom, not our property rights.


dec 2014 – tweeting to Kevin for his input on this:

thinking.. like.

not so sure of the number. not keen on the school bldg.

imagining more like 1000 or 70000. sliding. per need/have ness. perhaps the 100 is the (channing) neighborhood size. 5ish mayors ish oversee resources (rather than money) – via some social mapping ness. via daily app/chip self-talk (data).

so self-talk as data for stigmergical society ness.


Neil Gershenfeld to Blair Evans – building tiny houses


dec 2014:

CoinScrum and Proof of Work: Tools for the Future

black sky thinking – things that may never happen – but probably will

post-state foreign policy by internet protocol – (internet – only thing you have in non-state that has durability)

housing is the last truly inefficient global industry..

1-2000 hexyurt at burning man

bitcoin (audience), wikipedia, linux – have actually changed things up

libertarian politics… even if you sort out concentration of power.. economic basis is driven by slavery

if we had a country that had the same dynamics of the whole world.. it would be like n korea… (not america) – we have a distorted model of this… 1% 35000/yr – a super elite group looking out at the world.. other 98% looking at us – how did you get that money – the answer is colonialism..

not sure moving up the pyramid is going to help… ie: still have climate mess, et al…

crypto community collectively actually has power to change world in a real way..  to actually get leverage on the real problems.. (global poverty.. global warming..)

irrelevant even if it succeeds is a really bad category

the lever is – what is going to happen to the world in the next 10 yrs.. is roughly what would have happened to 13th cent europe if everyone would have been handed a smartphone

now – 2 bill internet users – vast majority – rich and white

10 yrs from no – 5-6 bill users – dirt poor brown & black people

talking to each other in languages we don’t even know the names of..

mozilla phone – $40 with entire interface built in javascript – battery life incredible, great browser… anybody can afford one.. (?)

central bank of the internet thing

enormous reservoir of untapped power – if you are being astonishingly useful to 3 bill poor people very hard to turn you off

the poor are not going to remain stuck in position we think they will remain in

solar panels, mesh networking …sawyer filter – little widget- $20 – purify 100000 gallons of water   can coke size – $100 – 1 mill gallons

clean water is now a soluble problem

set collectively – 1st world levels of infrastructure any village anywhere in the world… doable – absolutely game changing..

1st hard question – who wants 3 bill clients with average of $1000/yr.. if you have deeply automated systems.. doable –  crypto community as a whole is almost certainly going to wind up owning the namespace for the very poor – i think you need crypto and fb can’t play it

what if no money?

going to see multiple simultaneous markets.. good news for everybody – not a fight to the finish

makerfox – local stuff – what to sell what to buy – everybody gets what they want – network barter

what about just what i need what i have..

ian greg’s ricardo stuff – want to work together at village level but trust each other enough to share a bank account..

political control – the closer to the center of the wheel – the more power you have.. stacktivism – understanding how the ownership infrastructure defines political power

18 min – this i think is the real frontier of freedom: villagers that are food self sufficient – with a (shocking bout?) of tech – using decentralized service.. because off the grid, autonomous, outright ownership of their land, and very substantially politically free.. so expensive to police them..

policy – if we’re going to build platforms.. for 3 billion. – create something that looks like sovereignty but has no center.

pick least evil people to alliance with..


move forward when players from old and new work together.. so who of the existing powers are our friends? right now – basically nobody.. we have to find incumbents to protect us


how to make this new civilization civil. nothing we can do to make this civil… i don’t think


is poverty actually soluble…  i think we’ve misunderstood how to understand how to measure poverty.  infant mortality and life of life.. ie: start finding areas of glasgow similar to areas of congo. once you frame poverty in those terms rather than cash flow..  you’ve got better representation of people that are self-sufficient on their own land when cash terms are very poor but in life span doing quite well. (ie: karawa – they’ve broken the idea that you need cash flow) once you decouple the idea of income from poverty.. you get much more political freedom to design nuanced and solvent problems…a language problem .. need to decouple these concepts and start talking about excess mortality rather than deficient cash flow



Vinay audio at transmediale (jan 2015) on ethereum:

black swan – 30 nice cryptographers in a room – the social dynamics to hold it together..

smart team, good ideas, adequate budget

might end up w/15/20% of people using internet… not some kind of messianic/political movement bitcoin was

take (policing out) the slack in the system – that is used by the powerful

(all related to using/assuming money..?)

taking out un-useful middlemen

ie: camera that raises money for itself

code lawyers… read code.. then signs contract to cover (insurance) you if code breaks down

blockchain cameras for proof – ie: that didn’t get taken to my location, hotel room didn’t open, etc – freelance inspector  – for refunds..

enough social consciousness from the growing transparency.. that the good of tech use will overcome the bad

march 21 – 2015 launch

poverty level – because don’t have institutional weight.. so this oversteps that..

cell phones arrive in the villages with blockchain programs on them…

we have to decide how much more we are going to take.. if the answer is much more – this tech is going to be very bad for us.. but if we decide to take charge…

one full node per village – rather than per phone company (keeping on phone is best.. but having to keep it light)

ibm has taken a fork of ethereum – hacked with bitcoin – called – adapt..

we could have a system perfectly safe.. that would be also perfectly powerful (govt)… i don’t think we want that.. (the need for safe-ness is more our corrupt system)

we are not interested in picking up where bitcoin left off

blockchain has gotten off to a start – of political theme.. i’m thinking we want more of a mixed theme… some decentralized some centralized..

culturally important rather than financially valuable

culturally important rather than financially valuable

if you want to help – there’s a bug finding bounty

we need to keep expanding/broadening the perspective.. until we’ve got global use

i’m all for crazy social dislocation


a string of tweets by Vinay – on living/modeling/being a nother way..

so – what if the stacktivism ness is more like the vest ness..??


april 2015 – blockchains, databases, reification: are bottom up standards possible?:

 12 min – blockchain is a database that works like a network, data rather than document, network rather than centralized

13 min – right now – organization stalled because databases can’t talk to each other


.@jonmatonis If you come from a culture that doesn’t know how to carry people while they learn, society becomes dominated by ignorance

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may 2015 – Ilaria Rocchi and Vinay Gupta discuss the Ethereum Project and theories of political change

8 min – on explanations of blockchains being wrong.. and dangerously so

11 min – 7 layers our from the convo we keep having

14min – build temp cities.. – temp countries… (ie for refugees)… if we do.. we need to do things like ..

paperwork? credential.. et al … w/o passport… money..

refugee ness

then have – 10’s of millions of highly educated

17 min – name resolution – so that we don’t have to go through un et al… the possibility to push the nation state back out of the internet… restore we the people..

18 min – a self-governing library

19 min – a global regulated commons for the virtual – the things that aren’t basically safe… absolute minimum.. censorship free communication system

20 min – on rojava – and a continuum of revolution


23 min – on naropa uni, gpg, ..

24 min – my hope – that ethereum stays in creative realm and out of political realm … ie: ethereum getting passports to refugees… give them identities that no one else will..; re-credential dr’s; 2nd hand cameras living on block chain – so pools of used properties, smart property; …


32 min – this is going to scare anyone who makes their living out of oppression or advertising

33 min – explaining blockchain

42 min – on mobile phone banking

Vinay – can we go w/o money..?

47 min – on conversations/debates we’re having now.. about internet.. are tiny.. real challenges are all around us.. my hope is to create this free environment

49 min – on web more for pdf than for gold exchange..


50 min – on the mis-estimation of publics readiness for global/revolutionary change… we can be a new pillar – w/o tearing down other structures.

rather than against ness… a going forward ness

52 min – radical change: let’s go build a city on mars; taking care of business: creating alternative structure

56 min – on why we (the people) aren’t changing.. – too comfortable.. govt ignoring global warming.. but has been ignoring poverty even more

57 min – until people of world decide they want a better world.. a shift in fundamental public awareness (not ed, what’s in hearts) … the world will continue to be awful… my goal is winning what we have with the consciousness we have

perhaps we need a placebo type jumpstart.. for the 99

58 min – so ethereum as web 3.0 to help this happen – make world a better place.. and pays its bills…

1:00 – it’s our business model not our tech that is the core competitive asset… an internet that works for us



@leashless 1 in 4 commit suicide after sanctions in the UK, it’s democideOriginal Tweet:
.@ToneLives Really? Can you find me a link on that. That’s indeed in democide territory: you absolutely have my attention.Original Tweet:
@leashless this is ONLY the ones that have been investigated, Tweet:

So here’s why this “capitalism is colonialism” thing matters: nobody’s seriously talking about a fair world for everybody these days.

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And when you start talking about “nobody dies of poverty” you’re talking about changing the evolutionary pressures on humanity radically.

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“I cannot have kids because my kids will grow up homeless” is bad. “I cannot have kids because my kids will starve to death” is far worse.

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Was it Kibera that’s said to be on its fifth generation of people born in “refugee camp” – that’s not a refugee camp, that’s people’s lives.

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I’m pretty much ready to do Nepal now. The tech we’ll leave to local experts: 30m people, they have their own engineers, for gods’ sakes.

But the political arguments about quality of life and child-rearing in camps I haven’t had quite clear until now. Thank you for listening.

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from Vinay..

Does anybody have a copy of Laziness, Impatience, Hubris my talk at @cbase I’ve got audio here..

starts about 3 min

7 buildings by 6 guys in 2 days

6 min – example of massive scale of openness.. ie: simple enough they didn’t even need to ask him how to do anything (built at burning man)

8 min – basics are incredibly simple… so idea spreads incredibly quickly..

that’s what we need – for systemic change.. no? simple enough ness

13 min – Bucky optimizing for wrong thing… not min mass… min waste

back to the hubris part – if we’d had this tech in the 1960s the hippies would have won… this is how the freaks take over the earth

18 min – the military loves hexayurts.. (camaflouge ness)

19 min – on squat a bility

23 min – end talk..


may 2015 – coase’s blockchain


blockchain is simply a database that works like the network – decentralized databases are robust… no edit/delete.. 100% privacy.. no secrecy

2 yrs from now – won’t hear blockchain – will just hear database

so have single structural background/platform

blockchain is for reducing transaction costs – cutting through regulatory overheads/paperwork/bureaucracy

because ethereum is non-profit.. i don’t have to tell investors that it will replace other things.. it can run alongside



june 2015 – wales

Transparent Society – Crowdfunding on Block Chains / Ethereum

so much phrased in (already given) frameworks of political power – … the state has no power… problems we face today are outside of state’s ability to address, ie: polio…

2 min – where battle for power results in inefficiency to solve problems..

3 min – an enormous uncharted wasteland.. of stuff nation state are unable to solve.. because wrong institutional vehicle… 

7 min – wisdom legitimacy on decisions rather than purchases/possessions

8 min – when we realize the random ness of the process of vc for startups ness… ie: y combinator..

10 min – what if what we need is to fund a random selection…i think we can solve that with blockchain technology…

17 min – on blockchain with no centralized schema.. database tech built from ground up.. and all organizations share workspace… wind up with easy flow of tasks/structures between organizations.. because finally have database tech which is network native.. finally have tech to get over B hump… may take as little as 5 yrs because people are desperate..

so why can’t www be that? why blockchain? is blockchain more than hypertext?

19 min – smart contract.. making possible for my phone company to directly communicate with my bank… even more true with mortgages… ie: transferring ownership… gets rid of middle man


wouldn’t no money get rid of middle man..?

22 min – blockchain – reorganization necessary to re plumb the world…

equity crowdfunding.. reg crowdfunding.. put money in nothing comes back. equity crowdfunding.. put money in money comes back

so all based on money.. no?

26 min – owners and users the same people… and run by people picked by people/users

27 min – venture capital ransom ness (ie: ability for vc’s to pick is extremely low) not effected by crowd doing the work… ie: we’re already shoveling money into a furnace.. i think we should let more people shove more money into the furnace..

to min and max david graeber

30 min – solution is tons and tons of experimenters… and only block to that .. funding and regulation…

indeed.. 7 billion doing their thing.. but perhaps .. not getting money to each other.. but using self-talk to get people to each other.. no?

31 min – on getting away from policing.. on the agreement that no one can make good decisions… so, ie: not a loss at letting everyone decide.. (paraphrase)… i think we’ll discover that equity crowdfunding and vc funding would get the same return…

33 min – if we don’t have a metric for equity crowdfunding.. going to be hard to sell it’s (the same)..

but again – what if that’s (money) the institution/tech that is getting in the way.. yes.. use blockchain/hypertext ness.. but not for distributing/measuring moneys…

36 min – on our inborn love for new tech that is useful…

37 min – the people want flying cars.. the problem is the flying car guy needs to go get funds to start.. regulation/B in the way… we need recreational/tech investment.. to deliver us this flying car utopia that we’re all entitled to… wildly exuberant crowd funding.. blockchain

38 min – ethereum is not equity crowdfund… but the next round of it .. could be

41 min – suggesting … tons of money if we get equity crowdfunding to support ie: tinkerers..

42 min – responsibly managing investment is not a way to get where we want to go… to get real progress.. – (again – graeber’s quote above…) – basically only means we have for solving problems we have… ie: govts too small minded to face big/systemic problems we have.. just can’t talk about stuff like that and get elected..

44 min – reference of red cross.. 6 houses for haiti… with so much money

45 min – blockchain as vehicle to blow innovation up at a local level

46 min – ie: what would have happened if we would have equity crowdfunded fb

47 min – left: people who work should own; right: people who own should own….post-industrial society finds no meaning in that…

49 min – now – only very rich get access… future – equitable access. very important to not sell this inside a left/right mindset… it makes sense from both left and right.. but doesn’t make sense in authoritarian..

50 min – strategy that makes sense along a political axis that has not yet been defined, ie: post-industrial.. makes sense in both left/right mindset ..but not in authoritarian-

57 min – soundhound

1:00 – funding is free speech… critical ways of regulating equity crowdfunding

1:01 – institutions – on the 4 yr election cycle… speed from 200 yrs ago… if you told jefferson that when we had airplanes we’d still use same electoral system…

1:02 – people doing own allocations…

yes to that… do we need money for that?

1:03 – dismantle need for nation state before its collapse… get all simultaneously running… ie: greece…

put all systems together: democratization of society and massive acceleration of technological change… who could refuse that.. if we get that right… we get the open future everyone is wanting


singapore, july 2015

money is whatever people use and call money

value can only be socially constructed..

value ness

15 min – the worst thing about bitcoin.. is it’s just a currency… doesn’t provide facilities for building other things, like ie: auctions, futures contracts, derivatives, … so not secure.. very hackable…as long as system has a border….

17 min – part of theory behind ethereum.. is to build a secure system

ethereum is a blockchain that holds software…

20 min – the way you talk to ethereum is through websites

24 min proof of work – pledge i’ve done the right thing; proof of state – pledge you will do right thing

37 min – problem – blockchains tend to be permanent storage of past… so hard to chance quickly

38 min – if ethereum works – it won’t be last step.. will keep morphing until – until something has same durability as ??? visa ???

that’s the goal of ethereum..?

43 min – on identity


47 min – ethereum is the one network

describes two loop theory with proof of state continuing and proof of work dropping off.. after say a year of comparing them.. alongside

55 min – on having to store – cost of storage

57 min – talking about ethereum is like talking about the web in 93 – the smell of the edge…


.@jzellis This is precisely the power of his work: “this might indeed be the best of all *possible* worlds.” We must address that with ideas

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(great links on this link – from Vinay’s talk …ie: 4 min – Augur – Predictive Market

6 min – on city of london replaced by code/robots

white collar automation – feynman talks about this.. ie: space shuttle report

7 min – the ability of human culture to take enormous tech benefit and maintain the same hierarchies we currently have is enormous.. we keep abusing the tech in such a way that you wind up with the same stratification rather than having these enormous leaps of efficiency

10 min – 30 yrs for things to shift… that inertia is social inertia.. we could do things in radical ways.. but the decision makers unramp tech that preserve them and fight against potentially disruptive.. right up to selling out present for future.. and that’s where it disrupts/unfolds..

12 min – so we get people in the city doing all this paperwork…

on b ness – expanding since computers..

15 min – boys from the blackstuff

17 min – on nerd reich

19 min – on nerds being merciless (from their oppression)

20 min – wise life work strategy –

adaptation: no strategy to combat negative equity… mortgages. govt sacrificing huge parts of function of economy to keep house prices high.. london.. 3 stories high.. ny.. 5 stories high.. but we won’t pass building codes for that to happen… ie: housing problem being broken is what’s making the top richer

john draper – begging for medical expenses… after created/fixed things.. forgotten.. ie: howard, a hole list of my heroes have wound up in that position … (so ethereum)

when: now

29 min – on ethereum like peer inc sharing… ie: so wikipedia-style shared space, but one that can’t be changed.. not being changeable as important…


36 min – get all computers together and can begin to provide services that used to be only the states could do

all good – for interoperability ness.. but perhaps we question those services as well.. (taking advantage of tech leaps we could be taking advantage of).. ie: perhaps make all this paperwork irrelevant..  monetary, people documentation, et al

39 min – Lloyd: it is when… and also..  i don’t know why i’m so attached to understanding what we will do instead.. i suppose because i’ve found myself on the edge of this.. ie; i’ve given up on b..

a nother way ness – whatever we want… radical econ if we must keep track

40 min – in that setting.. the stuff that you’ve given up on is basically the stuff you’ve already done.. if you’re wrong you can change your mind.. if you’re too early you’re stooped.. that most of my life is translating human geniuses to human speech… that’s new..

42 min – on google’s vast autistic employees… different kinds of people are now turning out to be the assets.. shift in who is important.. not just in what’s being done..

again – ugh.. for what..? ie: stock.. pr…?

agree with – all people.. but let’s go beyond..

43 min – i will carry a question for 5-6 yrs.. then conclusion is simple. but to get space to do that kind of thinking.. i’ve had to get out of economic activity.. so now back in i have to ask.. am i doing innovation.. or am i handle turning.. i’m certainly part of process that is doing world innovation.. but am i innovating inside of that..

hmm. luxury ness for all. let’s do this first. graeber min/max law.

45 min – how long people remain rational before system goes wang.. on how much energy those people have fighting within system.. ie: london taxi – inside i completely relax. i don’t do the 10 min last walk thing.. because 10 min of not worrying about anything changes how i do things.. increases rather than reduces stress.. (not so in georgia) – london taxi drivers have to do the knowledge, uni degree, to memo the streets.. perfect example of industry that is remaining irrational.. and still have plenty of fight in them… but in last 6 mos i’ve had to start correcting cab drivers.. using my phone.. so gradually knowledge base being eroded..

47 min – the industry remaining irrational in face of incoming tech

phase 1 – pretending not happening; phase 2 – losing jobs

49 min – on wanting to help out taxi cabs.. because want to keep them..

50 min – crossbow capable going through armor – socially disruptive.. so being a knight not so great anymore

53 min – on smart contracts – i first heard of in 1999 – ignored bitcoin – just a currency – asked myself – am i the kind of person that buys my money then sells to greater fools. so no. and then ethereum.. once you have smart contracts you can build better structures

57 min – enormous complexity/infrastructure.. scripted on top  – weinberger‘s.. scripting is power.. clue train et al

1:02 – mapping these gradients of tech – next big job. the psych and political position.. where if ie: your tech is controlled by others.. what your limits of stepping in are..


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