I’m a long time follower of the Maidsafe project. When I first heard David speak about it on the Let’s Talk Bitcoin podcast, I was blown away and really started to realise what type of system that could be created to help us all on this wonderful planet.
I love Bitcoin and the incredible problem it solves and how much potential it has. Maidsafe though, if successful could have equally if not greater potential.
Anyway, with all the political turmoil at the moment in the UK and the rest of the world I have been pondering again the possible solutions to all the problems our society is facing. I recently read a book by a very forward thinking guy called Charles Hugh Smith. His book has a very long title but I think it gives you a good understanding of what it is about. It’s called:
‘A Radically Beneficial World: Automation, Technology and Creating Jobs for All: The Future Belongs to Work That Is Meaningful’
Here’s the amazon link:
Although I noticed a few problems in the technical side of his blue print, I really do think he is onto something with his ideas. We now have the technology of crypto-currencies which solves the money problem. Obviously scalability is an issue we need to see solved and also the method for governance needs to be effective. If these things are solved we have one other thing I’d like to see solved, which Maidsafe is attempting on some level: The way to issue newly created money to new labour and services, and especially to them public services we all need so much, Hospitals, Schools, etc.
If we could create a system that is like this and like described in the amazing book I’ve mentioned I think we could start to really put our world on the correct path. Most people wouldn’t have to understand the technical side of it so much, they would just realise this new system is serving them much better than the old system.
So, I know a lot of you guys are very busy helping the Maidsafe project come to fruition, but if you get chance could you please give the book a once over and let me know your opinion.
By the way, thanks for all your efforts on the Maidsafe project. Please don’t give up, it seems so close now.
All the best,