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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 […]

Blockchain, The Metaverse, and Nephele, Mother of the Centaurs

In January 2020, I flew into Dallas to meet my good friend and fellow education activist Lynn Davenport. We toured the city and met with folks, unpacking our concerns over developments in adoption of blockchain education transcripts and how they would be used to profile children and catalyze futures markets in human capital. You can […]

New Video! Greater Reset III Wrap Up – Opportunity Youth, Metaverse Labor

Jason Bosch and I had a long conversation last Saturday, a follow up to my first presentation on Derrick Broze’s support for child labor and child sovereignty.  This discussion features content from over 180 slides, which can be accessed here. In addition to addressing the Derrick Broze support for child labor issue, we cover several […]

Building Brains For The Metaverse – Executive Function, Augmented Cognition, and Soul Theft

This past week someone sent me a paper on augmented cognition. As I read it, a number of pieces clicked for me about earlier research I’d done into executive function. I wanted to preserve the thread, so I captured it in the screen shots below. Follow along to see how grit and resiliency intersect with […]

Blockchain Keys To A Murky Metaverse – Interview With Bonnie Faulkner of Guns and Butter WBAI

Hello everyone! I recently got back from spending a week in Texas with my friends Lynn Davenport and Jason Bosch doing fieldwork around blockchain, artificial intelligence, predatory finance, and human capital futures. We filmed at several dozen locations and are working on that editing now. Along the way I was fortunate to soak my feet […]

Taking The Temperature On Digital Babies – OSINT And Digital Eugenics

For the past week I’ve been researching a post that will link the rise of synthetic biology and digital identity, under the banner of climate justice, to California’s history of eugenics and fears of “dysgenic degeneration.” Today someone tagged me on an article,Tamagotchi kids: could the future of parenthood be having virtual children in the […]

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 […]

Ritual Gaming and Berggruen’s Transformation of the Human – Synthetic Pretenders Part 4A

This is the fourth installment in the Synthetic Pretenders series examining the proposed CaliforniaTrust Framework within the context of synthetic biology, eugenics, and the Spanish mission system.  Part One: Scientific Management, Robo-Bees, and Digital Babies Part Two: Apocalypse, Mind Files, and Interplanetary Promises Part Three: The “Magic” of Radio-Eugenics and Holographic Twins The Berggruen Institute’s […]

Poverty, Identity, and Child Gamers in Rio’s Favelas

I’m working on a longer piece about the social impact investing landscape in Brazil, but I wanted to quickly share my response to a clip I pulled from an interview on Derrick Broze’s “The Conscious Resistance Network” page. It’s short, only 90 seconds. In it Broze touches on what he considers problematic uses of blockchain […]