Hello… my name is Chance Smith.
I’m a retired lawyer currently finishing a Composition/Music Production degree at Berklee College of Music in Boston. A couple of years ago I decided to pursue a Masters Degree in Finance at Harvard, but it reminded me too much of the practice of law, which by it’s nature is “morbidly” predatory, so I transferred to Berklee and sleep quite well.
I’ve long had an interest in Linux and all things digital, and I’ve been following bitcoin and crypto-currencies in general since 2012.
I am very much distressed by the “surveillance economy” represented by Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, NSA, CIA, FBI, etc., etc., etc., and by what the Internet 1.0 has become. I’m glad to finally join the Maidsafe forum since it’s goals are an obvious fit for me, and at this point I’d like to begin to use Alpha 2.
I suppose I’m a radical leftist, aged cyberpunk without programing or engineering skills, but, nevertheless, at one with the spirit and goals of this community.