Christmas Day, 2021 dawned fresh and bright.
There were many things for which men and women get up from their beds. One of them was the comfort zone of the monthly pay, credited like clockwork to their bank accounts. Banks represent the centralized institution sucking in money and allocating them to people who deserve them to build stuff that will take our civilization further along the long technological arc or even keep it right there by enthralling our senses will all sorts of delightful pleasures soon to be overdosed and lusted over.
Sins was happy today.
He seemed to have found Starr again. Online, of course. There hadn’t been many feelings like this before; just two others to be exact. One, he had been 16 and the other two years back. It was the same feeling. And it had come just when there were positive signs written all over him. He resisted the urge to whoop around, instead preferring to write this, with Starr’s digital presence illuminated by his phone in the background. A gang of delivery executives were playing loud songs, waiting for some in-office managers, interspersing with their eating and drinking plans for the night. At this point, Sins’ stomach grumbled loudly, after having recovered in spectacular fashion, from being massively upset at half past three in the morning.
This time, he was determined to rewire his neurons for good.
The microdosing plan was ready. The working plan was ready – a master gig paired with five or six other side-gigs. The personnel plan was ready and in progress – a roster of individuals to network with to put working plan in action. The strategic plan was ready – a document explaining the socio-economic macro trends to be imminent over this decade, with space for unexpected black swan events. Sins was ready to go. He also needed a massage schedule. There was somethin funny going on, in terms of sitting posture and the frequency of exercise. Thinking that, a plan for nutrition was also in order. Instead, Sins decided to stop thinking and begin randomly from the working plan document. Felt much better. Since he could see and feel things being done, not swimming inside his head for eons.
The first item on interest was cannabis. Much because the life-cycle for its market was just about beginning, and therefore, there was a lot of underestimation and skepticism with regards to its impact. Its adoption already represented a thriving black market, especially in the nation’s five most important cities. There was a sore lack of a common vision with regards to its usage across the globe. It was much the same for blockchain technology and traditional finance. It seemed as if writers needed to come up with a compelling vision for new technology, materials and substances, acceptable to both the disrupters and the to be disrupted. This seems like the job for a government. However, there’s no reason why ordinary writers cannot do it too. After all, the decentralization of power begins with visions and documents.
The centralized government can be sidestepped and overtaken with regards to legitimacy and trust on the day when a virtual only community hemmed in with the right incentives and individuals begins to own real world assets and starts to take over the routine functions of the government, beginning with the generation of electric power and owning natural resources. This is difficult to accept now. But this possibility exists. Once, blockchain data layers dictate the co-ordination of humans across the world and integrate with artificial intelligence algorithms for hyper-personalization, there is no more need of the government, expect a glorified few warlords who maintain armies of mercenaries and cyberweapons. Seemed fair. If some humans liked to fight, let them. As long as it is organized and the collateral damage being none.
The second item on the agenda was sports and allied capital flows. Sins was not a fan of the current media led business model that was dominated by select media entities paying federations for being the middleman between athletes, fans, supporters, sponsors, and the competition’s organizers and stakeholders. However, that being said, this centralized model was very good at one thing: aggregating the best sporting and managerial talent to play together from multiple geographies of the world and put together an engrossing visual experience for millions of individuals. A decentralized sports economy could work well provided there were good tools to co-ordinate and build an entire market from scratch. It stated with talent creation.
He better had to start now.