Monthly Archives: September 2022

IEEE Blockchain Chair Urges Speedy, Collaborative Open Metaverse Deployment (Before Mass Dissent Erupts)

This afternoon I logged into the end of the IEEE’s Third Metaverse Congress Webinar. I missed the morning session and keynote by Philip Rosedale, formerly of Second Life and Linden Labs. I was, however, able to watch a lunch-hour session promoting the decentralized, open Metaverse, an effort spearheaded, at least in part, by Cesium based […]

Is Terrain An “Artificial Society?” – A Response to Jeff Strahl Re Psy-ops

As you all are probably aware, Jason created a digital space with Discourse software and private data storage to run a research group focused on blockchain, debt finance, synthetic-bio and how it is fueling a cybernetic mixed-reality future. This is his project, not mine. It is a small group of members, though anyone is welcome […]

Deconstructing Biden’s Philadelphia “Soul” Speech In The Context of the Ethereum Merge

Jason, Lynn, and I unpack the speech Biden’s gave at Independence Hall against the backdrop of tokenized “democracy,” the Open Metaverse, Soulbound Tokens, the Ethereum Merge, Philadelphia history, and Oliver Reiser’s musings on the emergent World Brain. Slide Deck Here Bonus 45-minute radio segment with David Tulis in Chattanooga. I particularly liked the middle segment […]

Deep In The Heart of Dallas – Guest Post From Lynn Davenport

In a rough and tumble world where it is becoming harder and harder to keep your heart open, having genuinely good people in your life is a true blessing. While Lynn and I came from different ends of the manufactured ideological spectrum, we immediately recognized authenticity, honesty, and gumption in one another, and we’ve been […]

John Trudell’s “Peace” – We are not “files.”

This week someone described me as a file that had been closed, annotated, and archived. In this (relatively) short video I compare the cybernetic circle with the dynamic spiral. Promises of stability and homeostasis are set against uncertainty with possibility. It draws upon themes I raised today in my discussions with Jason and Leo on […]

Parametric Insurance Part 1 – Web3-Based Surveillance of All Things

Jason Bosch, Leo Saraceno, and I presented the first half of an extended conversation today on new forms of automated insurance products and how data flowing through the smart contract layer of Web 3 has been designed to generate profit for those at the top while legitimizing expanded digital surveillance. That data will improve artificial […]