Worknb 29: Reality check questions on decentralization
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Worknb 29 is a draft collection of somewhat challenging questions one can use when designing decentalized products, money & economy.
Will there be +190 functional/state/community cryptocurrencies but only one money - Bitcoin?
Is “Attention" going to become one of the new currencies?
Are community-driven cryptocurrencies going to win?
How can we help people see the potential and get excited about the decentralised economy?
What does a decentralized “bank” look like?
Mobile dApss secured by a network of people, nodes and miners with chatbots, virtual assistants and maybe high-street branches?
How can we scale branch-like experience without building a single one?
What services/products is a decentralised cryptobank offering?
What are the new cryptobanking business models?
How can we simplify cryptobanking security while enabling people to own their private keys?
Is the new cryptobank a trusted node - a recognised representative voting on behalf of its stakeholders?
How do we incentives public search for deeper meaning, broader truth and involved decision-making?
What should a course or a degree on Understanding, living and earning in a decentralized world include?
What is the future of intelligence?
Does collective intelligence need blockchain and a decentralised consensus mechanism to function well?
Can super-A.I and robots be secured by anything else than distributed ledger technology? Especially the “switch off” button?
What does “work & live well” mean in 2029 compared to 2019?
How can we break through the “glass ceiling” of opaque centralized plutocratic governance?
Can we decentralise elections, representation, the decision making process and oversight?
What is the best version of a distributed but representative democracy? An ongoing real-time delegated referendum?
How do we make political debates and decision making transparent and meritocratic?
Could it be done through real-time payments stream and instant proposal voting?
How do we tax fairly in times of “offshore” banking available to everyone?
Could some of the cryptocurrencies represent new digital nations?
Will hash-wars replace real wars?
Could blockchain be the nation’s new spine, its consensus mechanism the new constitution and dApps its functions?
Will each country have their own local laws + universal-DAO laws? Last phase of globalisation?
Are organisations going to become open-source decentralised autonomous organisations run by anonymous stakeholders?
What types of DAOs are we going to see first?
What if a DAO on a blockchain commits a crime. Who is accountable? Everyone who voted in favour of the proposal? All the way down the representative tree?
What monetary and governance system are we going to have on Mars?