Increasingly in the 21st Century, we no longer make out livings as employers and employees, but as disconnected players whose coordinated actions are directed by apps. As Misha Lepetic puts it in a recent piece for 3 Quarks Daily, there are two kinds of people in the world, "those who are told what to do by software, and those who tell software what to do." You don't want to be stuck "below the API," because there's nowhere to go from there. You can never get promoted to occupy your supervisor's seat if your supervisor is an algorithm. Misha explains the hype, the promise, and the unintended consequences of trying to restructure the world of work in the image of the blockchain.