This post features four related videos. The first is a two-and-a-half-minute overview from DAO Stack, a company based in Israel, that describes a future of decentralized governance of cyber-physical systems with automated encoded rules.
Then, there’s a short clip from the neuro-economics talk at the Philocetes Center in 2007 about oxytocin-induced social trust. It’s a little under five minutes long. Listen to this and realize we are being dosed with “trust” hormones and steering systems by our personal devices via clicks, likes, etc.
Following that is a second from a recent talk on “regenerative” finance or ReFi about phone-based prompts for actionable “sustainable” behavior change. Pay close attention around timestamp three minutes about phones, peer signaling, and timely prompts. It’s about four minutes.
The third is a longer video, about thirty minutes. I made it in the spring of 2021 about Philadelphia’s RecycleBank Points program, started by a Wharton alumnus. I created it after I began to realize what it was really about after years of hauling my plastic bin with a barcode to the front sidewalk every Wednesday.
For folks looking to take a deeper dive into how crypto-economics is meant to interface with the internet of everything, I feel like this series by Pat Rawson, co-founder of Curve Labs and former market guy for DAO Stack, lays out many of the concepts with which we should become more familiar.
Part 1: The Twilight of Neoliberalism, April 2020
Part 2: Cryptospheric Ecotechnics, June 2020
Part 3: An Infinite Face, September 2020
Your insights and comments are appreciated. Do you see the through-line?