Welcome to the State of Us, a show about you, me, and the people behind web3 hosted by Andy Tudhope. The State of Us is a deep dive into the personalities driving forward the next web. More than just money, mining, and maths equations; join us as we uncover the human side of modern technologists and reveal their hopes, dreams, and expectations for the future.Read more
Much of the philosophy at Status has to do with two-way linking, visible pathways through information, users as authors, and "oral" interactions. All these form a part of "The Web That Wasn't", which refers to a group of ideas that came from people like Ted Nelson, Doug Engelbart, Vannevar Bush and Paul Otlet.
These guys were all considering hyper-connected information schemas, the advance of collective human intelligence, and what it all might lead to (hint: "global brain" is a phrase that comes up often). At Status, we are inspired by what they thought, said, and wrote about social, conversational spaces online - inspired enough to make sure that our collaborations with each other and with the content we interact with become a part of the context surrounding that knowledge. It is only by building these sorts of dynamics into the very architecture of the web we use that we can hope to create a more equitable, open and transparent internet for all.
The show is hosted by Andy Tudhope - an Oxford graduate with a background in Physics, Applied Maths and English Literature. He's most interested in the intersection of common languages for achieving consensus and the implementation of a shared, global substrate for computation. He can most often be found at the Restaurant at the End of the Universe, desperately looking for his towel and complaining about how they STILL don't accept Bitcoin there.
This is all about you, me and the State of Us together as we forge a new way forward for modern networks. So get involved! Leave a comment, subscribe, give us a like, and share this podcast with your mates if you enjoyed it.
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The State of Us #1: Carl Bennets & Jarrad Hope
Jarrad and Carl founded Status after thinking about what a messaging app over Bitcoin might look like and realising it wasn't really possible. When Ethereum launched, they both jumped at the opportunity Ethereum's more generalisable architecture and language provides and have been driving the mass adoption of decentralized technologies ever since.
The State of Us #2: Glen Weyl, Author of 'Radical Markets'
Glen Weyl has taken the cryptocurrency world by storm with his new book, "Radical Markets". We dive into some of the ideas behind this book and his intended audience for such radical work, as well as discussing the economics that inform the ways Weyl thinks the world could be made more efficient and equitable.