Crypto and Society
We have tools to communicate with billions of people but our tools to coordinate with people haven’t kept up with this. It has been over twelve years since Satoshi published the Bitcoin whitepaper. Since then, we’ve had several successful experiments in human coordination. It is clear to me that crypto will re-orient society. It will affect how people think, feel, and live.
It was easy to predict the automobile in 1880; it was difficult to predict the traffic jam. For a technology to affect the way we live, society needs to be re-oriented around it. For the automobile to affect the way people lived, we needed to build roads, highways, traffic signals, parking garages, drive thru restaurants, seatbelts, traffic laws, and toll stations. Over the next few decades, we will build the infrastructure needed for crypto to affect the way people live.
The new world we build will include pseudonymous identity, reputation, and justice. It will consist of DeFi, DAOs, social tokens, NFTs, decentralized governance, encryption, digital nation states, and more. Worldbuilding is fun! But let’s build something that impacts people positively.