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The Internet Needs a New Economy


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The Internet Needs a New Economy

Nathan Schneider, Trebor Scholz

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.


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The internet needs a new economy? Anthropomorphism much?

The PEOPLE need an end to usury.


#3

Safe, encrypted online voting is one best way to increase voter turnout and use the Internet to democratize everything.


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I’m pretty sure these ideas or similar are in the future I want to live in!