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Balaji on Tim Ferriss's podcast about our decentralized future

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"2 high paid engineers make a pact to workout together and pay each other a dollar for every skipped session." It works although the 💵 amount is negligible.

Micro incentives can lead to macro behaviour change.

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Truth, Health and Wealth

The trifecta of focus for a modern human being, according to Balaji:

  • Seek truth and develop your knowledge
  • Improve your health, shed off age, longevity, transhumanism
  • Improve your wealth, but not at the expense of the previous 2.

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How do you show that you have skill in a certain area? The former founder of Earn.com, proposes the skill should be a token on a blockchain. This way an anonymous avatar belonging to a smart kid in Nigeria can get a job at a big company because he can reliably show his skill.

"It's lik...

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Blockchain as a concept is not going away. The current blockchains however can be attacked:

  • China can use its firewall and separate miners. The blockchain assumes nodes can be reached. However an authoritarian large state can affect it.
  • The US is incapable of tech attacks so it...

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We vote in 3 ways:

  • At the ballot, when we pick our politicians. Low consequences and friction.
  • With our wallets. Every time we buy something we make a decision.
  • With our feet. Choosing where we live is a high investment decision.

The US was founded with al...

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