Decentralized Cloud Societies

Tweets on Tweets on Ledgers

I brain dumped on twitter a few nights ago on my view of a developing abstraction for decentralized ledgers.

I’ve since had some interesting conversations diving into another part of the ‘stack’ here, that I didn’t properly reference above. That is dynamic rules at the node communication layer. As my friend Clayton put it:

been thinking about crypto currencies with economic policy built in. bitcoin has anti-inflation built in. what other economic policies could you build in? what if you start putting lots of intelligence at the nodes and when transactions are verified the nodes intelligently manipulate the transactions by small amounts in a pro-social way? can we implement dynamic taxes and subsidies?

Worth rereading Balaji’s wired article on organizing communities/nations on the cloud, keeping in mind Clayton’s above lens on decentralized datasets and network protocols automating and mechanizing social/politcal rules. Jumping down this rabbit hole..

quick recap of tweet dump:

https://twitter.com/zavaindar/statuses/447995211235340288
https://twitter.com/zavaindar/statuses/447996120061313024
https://twitter.com/zavaindar/statuses/447996795642056706
https://twitter.com/zavaindar/statuses/447997525841047552
https://twitter.com/zavaindar/statuses/447997830775320576
https://twitter.com/zavaindar/statuses/447998496285536256
https://twitter.com/zavaindar/statuses/447999827515678720
https://twitter.com/zavaindar/statuses/448001375708790784
https://twitter.com/zavaindar/statuses/448005615042826240
https://twitter.com/zavaindar/statuses/448005824896827392