The sun rose again today.
My life comprises of intervals,
Moments that turn to months
As time speeds past stop signs.
To slow it down.
Thoughts petrify splintered souls as clocks continue to tick.
Spaces between do and done stretch like the horizon of a black hole.
I cannot see the end.
But they say that it’s near.
Sometimes I pray they’re right.
I guess my definition is government by the capital itself. Think Cardano with governance coded into the actual currency. The protocols and uses and communities and ideas become driven purely by an algorithm. Independent of individual idiosyncrasies, just a pure money play. My fear is that what we call capitalism is actually "soft" socialism where the rich and powerful make rules we all have to agree to.
This is mostly a transcript, though I added a few sources and graphs for your viewing pleasure. To catch the full episode and listen along — check out my podcast — The Free Thought Project, Episode 3.
The griot has been a staple in African culture for millennia.
From ancient orators to modern day disk jockeys, all hearkening back to a core reality of the human experience.
We each have a story to tell.
Individually, we craft these narratives to better understand self. Collectively, we tie together one grand narrative and call it — history.
More than a story, It’s…
Creators will be the new wealthy. The “execution” needed to turn an idea into reality drastically diminishes. In addition, many middlemen are removed. Therefore, the relative value of creativity and skills increases.
Crypto art + NFTs
My top 10 picks for a permissionless future.
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I’m what you’d call a noob.
I didn’t go to school for computer science or machine learning or cryptography.
I barely understand basic calculus and programming, and I’m by no means an expert. In pretty anything.
But, I am intelligent.
And fortunately, we live in day and age where information is (almost) free.
So I downloaded some whitepapers, logged into YouTube University, and began my deep dive into the crazy space of internet money.
And what have I found?
How much does a dollar really cost?
1. Money is not real.
2. Markets have been rigged.
3. Institutions are broken.
I think things are beginning to change.
In a nutshell; it’s revenge of the internet.
Decentralization serves a body blow to the machine.
The people were in control, even if for just a moment in time.
And the powers at be did not like it.
But before we get there… disclaimer.
I am not an expert. As I learn, I convey.
There is a very small gap between discovery and dissemination. What you see, is what you get.
From time to time in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for an individual to dissolve political bands with former associates and assume Power in their own right.
When such a time presents itself, that man or woman should proceed to declare the causes which impel such separation.
There is only one Truth, and though that Truth can be understood from a vast array of perspectives, it is incumbent on each soul to manifest and exude such derivative principles as hope, honor, freedom, and love.
When shackles of worldly authorities consistently infringe on one’s ability to exercise his…
Previously published on LinkedIn
(The “better” version of this story can be found here)
There’s this quote I really enjoy, goes something like…
“Watch your thoughts, they become your words; watch your words, they become your actions; watch your actions, they become your habits; watch your habits, they become your character; watch your character, it becomes your destiny.”
I think Lau Tzu said that, or maybe Gandhi.
Eskimos understand at a fundamental level that not all snow is the same.
In the late 1800’s, Franz Boaz went on a mission to better understand these peculiar people, and…
A Jesuit, a Dominican, and a Franciscan were walking along an old road, debating the greatness of their orders.
Suddenly, an apparition of the Holy Family appeared in front of them, with Jesus in a manger and Mary and Joseph praying over him.
The Franciscan fell on his face, overcome with awe at the sight of God born in such poverty. The Dominican fell to his knees, adoring the beautiful reflection of the Trinity and the Holy Family. The Jesuit walked up to Joseph, put his arm around his shoulder, and said…
“So, have you thought about…
If you would like to listen along…
Are people, people?
Or maybe a better question is, how do we determine things, like personhood?
Things like identity, that are so deeply woven with self yet are often be left to the domain of world governments and tech companies. This is no good.
I think that maybe it’s time we consider the future we’re creating.
Before Neuralink and CRISPR and genetic testing and robot cannon arms become commonplace, we should at least try to figure out which way is up.
And do so in earnest.
The coming age of transhumanism and…
I like big ideas and I cannot lie.