If I had $30,000 a month to spend to hire people for talent, I would. And I'd spend it SOLELY on getting these foundational things going. We need:
- simpler ways to get money without relying on huge systems
- simple portability of one's identity
- flexible means of representing information that's friendly to a lot of tools for social interactions
@zee This is a big part of it. I'm still wondering how it can be simple to want to own some part of one's identity on their actual person (like if their phone or home computers had the things needed to prove that they can use X)
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