Update #1: Alchemic Transmutation Conjecture (or Why My Focus Evades Me)
In the process of seeing the future, or rather, the next layers of life that I want to experience, a realization begins to settle in: overwhelm. It isn’t so much with the vision. It’s with the knowledge and skillset. There is so much I wish to learn and I feel as though I will miss out if I don’t acquire all the skills and knowledge I need to trudge through. Outsourcing these skills isn’t currently an option. Even if it was, why would I want to? It’s paramount that I have the knowledge.
Web3 has spawned a new theater of systemic war. Ray Dalio talks about the shifting tides of world powers. Traditionalists likely see this as the US vs China. My contrarian truth *nods at Peter Thiel*, is this isn’t where the shift is happening. It’s the established system vs the individual. You can most broadly see this in the DeFi movement. At present, Layer 1 growth is in stagnation and Layer 2 is horizontally expanding. My knowledge of bubbles is about as great as my knowledge of knitting; however, this feels like a bubble. Capital funds have the resources to risk, dumb money is looking for parabolic growth and will bet the farm. The lottery wheel is spinning and the un-initiated hold their breathe.
With a roughly 30% allocation of the personal fund in Web 3 assets, I am as well holding my breathe. I know that no matter what rung of awareness I climb too, I will always be only nominally more evolved than the next. Humanity as a species is in the upper boundary of efficiency on a knowledge vs time axis. Our only hope to achieve the lower boundary is transmutation. I’ll save the trans-human agenda for a later writing.
I race against time to complete this before my next bartending shift. What’s the purpose of this?
- Admit to my information overload and shortcomings
- Find my focus
- Establish a system to lead me forward
In this growing world of noise, the best use of my time is on learning the foundations. Hence my focus in Math and Econ. Secondary, I’ll continue to develop my skills in software development and programming. I know I am suffering from a form of FOMO with Web3. While I am an evangelist, I’m also skeptical. Not of the movement or it’s underlying protocols, rather the incumbent system. If you were on top of the leader board, would you acquiesce without a fight? I think not.