Just a year or so ago, Bitcoin was weird. The digital “crypto-currency” had become fairly notorious as a preferred medium of exchange for hackers, outlaws, and the most strenuous libertarians. The underlying blockchain technology – a secure, distributed database requiring no central server or owner – was earning the curiosity of radicals and visionaries who saw in it the means of re-engineering the whole social order, of replacing banks and governments with distributed systems that ordinary people could manage together.
The internet needs a new economy? Anthropomorphism much?
The PEOPLE need an end to usury.
Safe, encrypted online voting is one best way to increase voter turnout and use the Internet to democratize everything.
I’m pretty sure these ideas or similar are in the future I want to live in!