What has more value is what we lack. And the scarcest good in the world today has been reality.
Does vaccine work? Mask saved? Does environmental devastation exist? Is global warming a scam?
They hijacked reality. And the ransom demanded is too high: thousands of preventable deaths in the pandemic, refugees, risk to democracy, a planet with a high fever, etc.
Perhaps we don’t have laws and courts fast enough and good enough to punish those who gain financial or political advantage by inventing realities that drive people into delusion and the world into chaos. Tim Jones was an amateur close to what is done today.
As long as this phenomenon generates power and wealth, it will be difficult to combat. But look, technology does amazing things!
Satoshi Nakamoto, for example. Satoshi Nakamoto created the first cryptocurrency, bitcoin. But first he created Satoshi Nakamoto. A character shrouded in mysteries who started the cryptocurrency criterion in 2007 and launched bitcoin in 2012. Today, no one knows yet who Satoshi is, but everyone is sure of one thing: no one doubts that 1 bitcoin isn’t really 1 bitcoin. Plus, it doesn’t cross anyone’s mind that 1/4 bitcoin isn’t really 1/4 bitcoin.
So why do people doubt vaccines in the middle of a pandemic, for example? Bitcoin is auditable. Complicatedly simple but auditable. What if we added reality?
Bitcoin, based on the blockchain (someone will explain this better than me), is a coin backed by a sequence of zeros and ones, which has real value impossible to hack. But that exists only in an electroimaginary field. The reality is like that too. It itself would not exist without people’s brains, the collective or the collective consciousness. Just as the reality of bitcoin exists in the anonymous collective, the reality of life can also follow the same path in collective thinking.
In other words, bitcoin is not a matter of opinion. Liquid reality. Or quantum. It is digital with real value. And if that happens to bits, why not facts? And with journalism? And with the identities of those who publish the news?
One person has as much power and audience as The New York Times. So you should have the same responsibility for what you publish. Perhaps the cost of the number of NYTimes lawyers inhibited Tiozão from WhatsApp a little.
Everyone talks about NFT in the arts, music etc. But NFT can really revolutionize reality. A person’s identity. What if it was impossible to publish without your NFT ID? I would publish and you?
The Orwellian delusion we live in needs special attention and this Satoshi principle can help. Well, try defrauding the financial market to see what happens. The punishment is swift and poignant.
Satoshi is an invention and precisely an imaginary character can be the way to bring back the value of reality, which has become the most precious asset for the future of the next generations.
Flavio Waiteman is CCO-founder of Tech and Soul ([email protected])