Balaji Srinivasan

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We need decentralized alternatives to Wikipedia, as it’s run by a small group of ~500 admins and thus more centrally controlled than people think. That’s why I’m a seed investor in Golden. It’s a new approach that incentivizes the whole world to contribute to knowledge. t.co/ztrX4QzhzR

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Type in some words and push a button. You can get clothing without knowing how to sew. Type in some words and push a button. You can now get a painting without knowing how to draw.

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AI decentralizes content creation Social decentralizes content distribution Crypto decentralizes content monetization

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Why do you hate immigrants so much? 🙂 The data scientist from Delhi wasn’t the one handing out syringes on the street. It was the native-born trustafarian who ran billboards like this, abusing public funds to encourage snorting hard drugs. t.co/2DRLZDPXhJ t.co/w09Rl2N3W1

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San Francisco is finished as the tech capital of the world. This was obvious to some by 2019, obvious to most by 2021, and will be obvious to all a few years from now. t.co/1OJVG2rkG5

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Market, or make it? Many of the billions of people now getting Android phones aren’t a market in the traditional sense. They don’t have money to click on ads. But they might have the skills to complete microtasks. To train AIs, to make digital things.

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“While The Sovereign Individual emphasizes individual freedom of choice…Srinivasan’s network state recognizes that people are united by other things beyond money and economic incentives: they also want to be around people with shared beliefs and morals, in a common community.” t.co/SDc6dp9FyO

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Centralized AI is itself unethical. Real inclusion isn’t putting fake people of multiple races in a centralized AI, it’s giving real people of all backgrounds equal access to decentralized AI. t.co/lgdlIEBz8w

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Phenomenal post that puts its finger on something. Why do we tend to only have indefinite optimists, as per Thiel’s framework? Because anyone with a well-thought through plan for change is portrayed as bad. The status quo is good, changing it is bad. Good must be naive. t.co/3JpxvGtyKn

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Nothing against Stephenson, he’s amazing. But the inspiration for the Network State is not really the fictional Snow Crash, it’s the very real state of Israel. That country was started by a book. And Herzl’s original is worth rereading today. t.co/nXeNTPMkCy t.co/6KW8qVmiwV t.co/rhj87o26qG

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Why the US keeps backing Pakistan is anyone’s guess. Bin Laden was found less than a mile away from the Pakistan Military Academy. t.co/75avkyKUCd t.co/DTwQOnswA0

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Is financial privacy legal? Should HTTPS for cryptocurrency be applauded? And can we actually build an alternative to surveillance capitalism and surveillance states alike? That's what this is about. t.co/71Z6bFPm4o

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The good news is that the establishment has much diminished soft power. They do not convince anyone who isn't already convinced. The bad news is that the establishment retains much hard power. They do not convince, so they will coerce.

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