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Lifestyle Shifts, Online Expression and Tech for Radical Change (Part 2)
This is the 2nd part of a post exploring the Emergent Spring of Lifestyle Shifts, Online Expression and Tech for Radical Change.
Find the previous post here. Here we will cover the last 3 of
✦ Environments of Coherance and Dreams
- startup societies, coliving networks and factories of imagination.
▲ The Creator's Revolution
- New powers to the creator and society's need for imagined futures.
⚫️ Online Communities to Decentralised Cities
- the potential of cloud based groups with true freedom of movement.
◼️ DAO's and the ownership economy
- The role of crypto in new alignment models.
⩚ Intelligence of Collectives
- short section for inspiring projects aligned to the direction of ONCE.
⚫️ Online Communities
I've been on a massive balaji binge recently. I've followed him on Twitter for a while but only now am I really digging into his theories and I'm amazed how closely they line up.
I'd recommend checking out this podcast he did recently with Tim Ferris as it's a great overview of the direction I believe we're heading in.
This tweet gives a great summary of the conversation but I'd like to tie in the ✦coliving and ▲media aspects here.
This recent post by Balaji on Networked States suggests that people will form from online communities before finding space in the physical world. (think you can see why I've been loving this)
Better collectivism, economic power and governance systems means more citizen influence over legacy governments.
Absent of the monetary coercion and the needs of location based work, people will have the freedom to commune physically around what they resonate with online.
And so being able to peak to a narrative that can unite people may be the most effective way of building these cloud networked states around common value sor ideas.
I'll return to this another time as I feel myself wanting to go deeper but for now I just want to make that link.
I'd like to give some props to Mako Yass who I found through his article on Trust Networks.
I was immediately struck by how closely it summed up the intentions I had for the network of ONCE so if you're interested to get a flavour for the direction I'm heading in it it's worth a read.
He also published another one recently on our relationship with property, ownership and wealth. Speaking on where the value from cities arises and exploring the current trap we find ourselves in.
◼️ DAO's and new forms of ownership
Decentralised Autonomous Organisations have been around for a while in the crypto space but they've begun to get more attention recently.
What I've found fascinating with them is how these models integrate governance and economics together.
This is how I'd predict this cascade of influence reaches traditional politics:
Better governance models tried and tested from DAOs ---> general tech business structures ---> non-business structures seeking community ownership ---> old government structures begin looking purely ancient.
When average citizens have more democratic decision making on their products they participate in than the laws made on their behalf. Then political reform may not seem so hard...
But more generally it seems it's actually becoming uncool to take VC money by conscious entrepreneurs or those in the web3.0 space. When it's possible to crowdfund your startup by rewarding your early adopters it begs questions around growth if it inevitably leads to extraction.
I'll be adding some more YT videos on governance and DAOs in the future and i've been hosting a few conversations in the systems innovators club in clubhouse.
◼️ For those curious to learn more, here's a few great resources. Would definitely recommend my friend Olli's newsletter as he's been really diving into Web3.0 recently and follows a structure I'm planning to move this one toward.
Not Boring - The DAO of DAOs - This is the best overall deep dive on the subject if you're interested to learn the history and parts.
Homesteading the Noosphere - This goes deep into reputation and it's relationship to hacker cultures and gifting economies.
DAO HAUS - a collection of some main DAOs out there if you'd like to get stuck into examples.
Olli's Webog - he's doing a great job collecting what's out there right now.
DAO leadership - Setup by Grace Rachmany who I've felt particular resonance with in her bridging of these models with internal eco-village currencies.
NFTs should be experiences, not just products - This takes an interesting direction in building identity through collecting experiences.
The Ownership Economy - This episode talks on the move away from VC funding and presents a vision for tech may be influenced going forward.
⩚ Intelligence of collectives
I'll keep this section short to a few interesting projects I've become involved with.
Vincent presented catalist for the first time in the CICOLAB call this week. Lots of great movements on this in bridging the silos of community networks and I'm exited to support this toward a pitch this summer.
Startupy World - This is set up by Sari Azout who i've found to be highly aligned to the vision both me and vincent share in communally curated knowledge in relation to action.
Check out her post on community curated resources and you'll have a pretty solid idea of what i'm planning for the ONCE community backend.
IAM Internet - based in Barcelona they've just launched an initiative to shift our relationship with the internet to empower us toward collective intelligence. I massively resonate with their approach
Thanks again for reading. Till next time ✌🏻