In the previous episode, I argued that giving a blue check mark to every Twitter user who offered up a credit card number as evidence of their identity would suffice. That argument was immediately destroyed by real world events.
This time, the topic remains Twitter, but now Jim of the Attack Ads! podcast and I dive into an argument from Dave Troy for the idea that Elon Musk and Jack Dorsey are collaborating to transform Twitter from a for-profit company into a "public good at the protocol level" in order to secure humanity's future as a multi-planet species. The whitepaper by Dave Troy referenced in this conversation can be found here.
KMO welcomes Eric Boyd back to the C-Realm to reflect on 2020 and to try to pierce the mists of the future to catch a glimpse of what's to come. Topics include new space, money & debt, the shortcomings of algorithmic economy, the value of human attention, meat production in the age of molecular agriculture, and the glacial pace of the development of humanoid robots. Those pining for techno-collapse will find much to grind their teeth about in this episode.