Today's Future of Money podcast is with Karthik Jayaraman of the Peer to Peer Foundation. In it, we talk about decentralized currencies, economic crisis and value. Enjoy!
(Note: this is an idea I’ve been thinking about for months, it is hastily written, poorly researched and submitted to the internet as a provocative idea. I encourage respectful, constructive, non-judgemental dialog.)
Space exploration and climate crisis have more things in common than you might initially think. Common conclusions might say we've got to get off this planet before we destroy it.
Well, indeed that is one view, that feels to me irresponsible at best. (There are far better reasons for space exploration and it puts a huge burden on space exploration to include life support for initial journeys.)
Climate Change is a critical step towards positive space exploration/development - not because we’ve fucked shit up bad enough to dirty our home environment - but because we now know for certain that we puny humans can influence something as big as our home climate.
I think that’s pretty awesome.
I’ll repeat that - I think it’s awesome that humans can influence the global biosphere through our small, individual actions.
Ruth was one of the first LA Lyft drivers - experiencing first-hand the changes as Lyft grew and then when Uber started poaching Lyft drivers. (She broke this story to me months before it was covered in the mainstream news - which I included in my Reputation Currency brief.)
We talk about the early days of Lyft, general thoughts on the Sharing Economy and I have an epiphany -
Abundance is everywhere, it’s just not evenly distributed. -Heathervescent
Today’s world increasingly challenges us to think differently about value and money. How important is your reputation? Does it have an impact on your finances? What is the currency of reputation and is it transferable or exchangeable? Find out the past, present and possible futures.
Thanks to the Institute of Customer Experience for their generous sponsorship of this report.