“The ancient postulate of perennial philosophy - the inseparability of value and reality - is psychologized into the demand that reality must satisfy us; the denial of the necessity of this demand is followed by the exclusion from philosophy of most of its traditional problems and the "raising to the dignity of philosophy many trivial and often foolish questions"”
Wilbur Marshall Urban

The Intelligible World: Metaphysics and Value

Trust Disrupted: Bitcoin and the Blockchain

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A good overview of some of the fascinating issues that the bitcoin and blockchain spaces are experiencing. An underlying assumption in this field, that is not explicitly mentioned, is that technology and mathematics can be used to generate trust where people (for different reasons) cannot. That is one of the main reasons I am a disbeliever in bitcoin (and to a lesser degree blockchain) – these are technologies that systemically create disconnection and remove the need for trust to form. I look forward to technologies that can help us form real relationships and real trust amongst humans on a scale we have yet to experience.

This is the first of 6 videos (as I write these words):

 

 

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