I found this interesting but entirely unconvincing. The argument is that blockchain and the internet are analogous to Luther and the Protestant reformation. The analogy is a loose one at best. But the next step in the argument doesn’t seem to be there. How will nation states go away? If the internet and blockchain will weaken them, why doesn’t this seem to be happening already? What will come after? Who will provide security and the services we depend on governments for? When will this happen?
Finally, even if this was happening, would we want it to? I think my country is run by a circus of mediocrities, and not at all up to the challenges of the future. But I’d still rather take my chances in the commonwealth of Australia than a blockchain-powered anarchist commune.
What a piece!
What will the internet equivalent of Martin Luther’s “95 theses” include.. this is the core of this provocative, yet historical article.
I find these ideas intriguing as clearly something very important is happening due to the expansion of decentralizing tech like the internet & blockchain tech.
Will this renaissance transform the ways in which we organize as a society?
Will definitely read further into this authors writing!
Yes, please share more from this author.
Great, great read!