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Finite and infinite games of the decentralization movement

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<2019 thoughts>

I’m now 99.9% convinced the blockchain paradigm is hurtling down the SUPER BAD path. Blockchains are centralized global datastores; the perfect tool for global authoritarianism. We need to switch to distributed P2P architectures and mutual credit cryptocurrencies.

<2018 thoughts>

I was lucky enough to be asked to write a short opinion piece for an awesome zine and open experiment titled Open Letters to The Web 3.0 which was distributed at the 2018 Ethereal Summit in New York.

The question was: “What is something related to the blockchain space that either keeps you up at night or on the edge of your seat?”

The end-game.

For me it’s all the fear and uncertainty of the complexity that emerges from millions of monkeys building pieces of their own personal visions for a “decentralized future”. …


How driverless vehicles can enable ondemand accommodation for one night or 1000, and at rates 10x cheaper than your rent bill

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“Good evening ladies and gentlemen, we’re about to begin our descent into Sydney. Please fasten your seatbelts and place your trays in the upright position. Local time is 8:42pm and a humid 27 degrees. Our flight crew wishes you a Happy New Year, and we hope you fly with us again in 2025.”

Screeech. You’ve landed. Time to relax those butt cheeks.

It was only this morning you booked this flight, and now you’re on the other side of the planet. Amazing. You’re nervous but excited to visit Australia for the first time. One week to explore the city and five weeks on a new design project. …


How to shape a compelling housing alternative to bring freedom to millions and crash demand for the speculative housing market

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  1. Part One: State of the global housing crisis and proposed solutions
  2. Part Two: Driverless van homes solution with drone deliveries

#VanLife + #TinyHouse: Comfort & Freedom

In response to rising rents and house prices, millions of people around the world are today turning to alternative housing options such as tiny houses and vans. Raised on the internet and unable to afford housing, the millennial generation are giving the proverbial finger to the housing market and sharing their #vanlife lifestyles and #tinyhouse builds on social media.

Tiny Houses

Tiny houses are typically under 50 meters squared and range from $10,000 to $50,000 to construct. They have everything you’d expect in an average house, though on a smaller footprint. …

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Nathan Waters

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