I am an entrepreneur, technologist and writer - through the companies that I start, my study of history and the pieces that I write, I am discovering the process by which to build truly pluralistic on-chain institutions.
“The call to adventure signifies that destiny has summoned the hero and transferred his spiritual center of gravity from within the pale of this society to a zone unknown.” - Joseph Campbell, The Hero’s Journey
Web3 is the Precursor to a Scientific Industrial Revolution
- What I am working on
- What I have done previously
- built: mycryptopedia (acquired), work: j.p. morgan, ernst & young (ey)
- What I am reading
- a piece of the action (joe nocera)
- intellectuals and society (thomas sowell)
- the machiavellians, defenders of freedom (james burnham)
- socrates: a man for our times (paul johnson)
- What I am grappling with / topics on future pieces
- why crypto's unique culture and set of rituals enables its largest advantage that existing payment rails cannot emulate. And why reducing its accelerated adoption to a set of ux & ui improvements fundamentally misunderstands what its differentiated and critical drivers will be over the next 10 to 30 years
- is the adoption of crypto as a payment rail fundamentally a bottoms-up exercise; in contrast to top-down payment rails, e.g. ACH? If so, how may an acceleration in its adoption differ in a global context?
- how do we determine the point at which pervasive narratives in web3 move from genuine technological advocacy to manufactured consent?
- could the luddite riots have been prevented if its participants had been enfranchised with economic ownership of the technology: mechanisation of textile production, that sought to disrupt them? if so, can such a solution be applied to prevent the disenfranchisement of peoples today, as it relates to the rise of AI-enabled technologies?
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