Gitcoin Public Goods Writing RFP

Thank you Gitcoin for providing the starting point.

This is a request for written pieces about public goods. The piece may be about an existing public good or service, or a prospective public good that could benefit from Web3 funding and technology. We are specifically interested in hearing from groups and individuals with concrete ideas to share, including those who have already been working in the public’s benefit.

Democracy didn’t get an update in a long time

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signing_of_the_United_States_Declaration_of_Independence — decision making social consensus technology from 1776 — information between UK and US was travelling by ship for 6 weeks

Effective Altruism gets it

https://80000hours.org/problem-profiles/

XPRIZE gets it

One of the main barriers to effective climate change actions (mitigation and adaptation) is the lack of global cooperation, reflected in the lack of orchestrated coordination of efforts and global models. While global cooperation encompasses a multitude of social, economic, and geopolitical complexities; can there be a technological innovation that can help bridge gaps and drive joint global action?

Free Software Foundation gets it

As our society grows more dependent on computers, the software we run is of critical importance to securing the future of a free society. Free software is about having control over the technology we use in our homes, schools and businesses, where computers work for our individual and communal benefit, not for proprietary software companies or governments who might seek to restrict and monitor us.

Suggested solution: New definition of value

We value all these things as a civilisation

GDP = one metric

Old dying people are good, healthcare is 17% of GDP in the US

New definition of value: triple bottom line

The triple bottom line (or otherwise noted as TBL or 3BL) is an accounting framework with three parts: social, environmental (or ecological) and financial.

TODO: research how is that accounting happening in real life?

Think along these lines:

  • World: Visa, Mastercard. China: WeChat, Alipay
  • DVD vs CD vs VHS vs LaserDisc
  • Cassette vs Vinyl
  • Gold standard vs Bretton Woods vs Hyperbitconisation

Different standards.

One can opt-out, establish a new standard.

Do you want to do business with us? Need to comply with our standard, just like requiring payment in USD BTC or ETH not Reichsmark.

TODO: JFDI

Support of high energy coders is greatly appreciated, check the Discord message: https://discord.com/channels/562828676480237578/851905572802789417/872185154435698698 See also XPRIZE focused on Global Governance: https://community.xprize.org/t/global-action-to-fight-climate-change/2632/17?u=marsxr

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Mars Robertson

Mars Robertson

Creative force multiplier. Effective altruism, exponential technologies. Rational game theory incentives.