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    Technology and Choice #32, A Case for EOS, with Chadrick Mahaffey

    April 12th, 2018 by fergish
    As promised in the last episode, Chadrick Mahaffey shares his presentation about EOS, the history behind it, the value proposition and why he is bullish on its mass adoption. This is far from an exhaustive and authoritative treatise. It maybe even leaves one with more questions than answers. But it is a good foothold about the EOS platform as it is developing, and why an enterprise developer such as Chadrick could be excited about the possibilities of what should be enabled by it. If you ... Read More
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    Technology and Choice #31, SFEOS - Game World, Real World, Life, with Chadrick Mahaffey

    March 23rd, 2018 by fergish
    Chadrick Mahaffey and I introduce you to SFEOS, a project that he originated and is shepherding, that I and others are helping along. SFEOS is a lot of things at once: It's a game that is fun, that engages players in adventure and economics and social organization in the game universe. It's a project that is developed, advanced and governed solely by players with real skin in the game, those who contribute value. It's a distributed autonomous organization/community with an economic... Read More
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    Technology & Choice #30, Decentralizing Energy for Real (Plus a BIG Crypto Easter Egg)

    March 5th, 2018 by fergish
    **NOTE: There is an explosive Easter Egg of revelation in the body of this episode regarding cryptography. It is likely you haven't heard about it before, so keep hands on your bonnet.** "Alternative Energy" as we've known it has been a disaster for the most part. Everybody wants to "be green," do it right, be efficient, be really smart, but billions in government subsidies have mainly resulted in no progress except to line a lot of pockets and increase central control. Professor Jim McCan... Read More
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    Technology & Choice #29 The Plumage of Choice

    February 14th, 2018 by fergish
    I start off this episode sharing a bit about why I'm doing this series on festivals in general and the One Love Festival in particular, and why it's important. Part of this is a cautionary tale about the pitfalls of abandoning existing systems and technologies prematurely, in an effort to use new social systems and technologies to improve on or fix existing ones. There's a balance to be struck. Food for thought. Then I share a delightful interview with Melanie Davenport and her husband, Nick.... Read More
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    Technology & Choice #28 Christopher Jackson on Making Happenings Happen

    February 7th, 2018 by fergish
    Christopher Jackson has been making unique and special events happen for a long time and understands the components. We talk about what he's done, why he changed from being a promoter and producer of hip Hollywood parties attended by the likes of Hugh Hefner and his entourage, and others, to producing a different kind of experience that allows for people to connect on a whole different and more satisfying level. We also talk about his part in last year's One Love Festival, and how his technic... Read More
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    Technology & Choice #27, Lucien Vattel on the I AM Tech Stack

    January 30th, 2018 by fergish
    "I Am" is a technology stack that is evolving to incorporate high tech, to aide a process of personal and social improvement and connection. Our guest, Lucien Vattel, has years of experience in developing technologies to assist in learning and general education. His company (We Are) is partnering with the One Love Festival (see Technology & Choice #26) to evolve the festival experience while working as a proving/learning ground for evolving the I Am tech in a unique social environment. Th... Read More
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    Technology & Choice #26, Reconnection - Ken Schwenker and the One Love Festival

    January 25th, 2018 by fergish
    Modern technology has enabled us to do so many things that were never possible in history. People move more, farther and faster than ever in history. The internet has allowed us to communicate and form relationships with others from almost anywhere. But the impulse for in-person connection with others, the forming of personal bonds, is strong and too often unfulfilled. Festivals of all sorts are exploding in popularity all around the world. These events take many forms, for many reaso... Read More
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    Technology & Choice #25, Exploring Value and Exchange with Adam B. Levine, or “Proof Of WHAT?”

    January 16th, 2018 by fergish
    It was an absolute pleasure to have a long talk with Adam B. Levine about the concept of Value, its core meaning, how we exchange with each other with Value in mind, and how new tools of cryptocurrencies and cryptographic tokens give us options that have never existed before--and, of course, some speculation on the possibilities! There's a lot here, folks. Enjoy! #### Music Bumper music: *Rocket Power* by Kevin MacLeod. #### Links [Soundcloud feed for Technology & Choice and S... Read More
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    Technology & Choice #24, People and Projects at the Texas Bitcoin Conference (part 2)

    November 16th, 2017 by fergish
    Some more interesting folks at the recent Texas Bitcoin Conference shared some more very interesting projects and activities. This episode we explore: **Spectiv** -- Nick Ravanbakhsh **Grid +** -- Karl Kreder **Cryptoart** -- Troy Ferno **Cryptopods** -- Eric Hoffenbach **Decred** -- Marco Peereboom Once again, huge thanks to Paul and Linda Snow, and all who made the Texas Bitcoin Conference possible. #### Music Bumper music: *Rocket Power* by Kevin MacLeod. ###... Read More
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    Technology & Choice #23, People and Projects at the Texas Bitcoin Conference (part 1)

    November 9th, 2017 by fergish
    I had some great talks with folks at the Texas Bitcoin Conference in late October. This episode: Paul Puey, CEO of Airbitz and the new Edge wallet, on taking the core concepts and success of Airbitz and taking it to a new level of reach and implementation, rebranding as Edge, and making it much more than just a wallet, but a real tool for security. Julian Smith, Pres. and CEO of Blockfreight, about integrating blockchain tech into the vastly important movement of freight round the worl... Read More
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    Technology & Choice #22, Eric Anderson (Eijah), on Stealing Fire

    October 31st, 2017 by fergish
    At the recent Texas Bitcoin Conference I had a chance to have a long talk with Eric Anderson (hacker-named "Eijah") about his new project, Promether. We cover his history, including a good delve into Demonsaw (a very effective, proven means of anonymous, secure and private communication and file sharing) which has been in use for the last four years. With the experience gained on securing privacy with Demonsaw, Eric is launching a much more ambitious project to deliver privacy and anonymit... Read More
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    Technology and Choice #21 Joe Urgo on district0x

    July 20th, 2017 by fergish
    Our guest this episode is Joe Urgo, Co-Founder of district0x. district0x is an open source platform for the deployment of decentralized organizations, markets and limitless other means of organizational interactions, including the means to describe and execute governance models as agreed by the participants. This seems to be a great step forward in the evolution of decentralized organization. Listen in and you decide where it fits. #### Music Bumper music: *Rocket Power* by Kevin ... Read More
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    Technology and Choice #20 Decentralization and Biochemistry

    May 10th, 2017 by fergish
    In this fourth installment of The Hemp Corner, we set out to better understand the amazing biochemical relationship between the human species and the cannabis plant. To get very far we have to break out some understanding of biochemical interactions in general and how they influence the human experience. Our guest, Dr. Jim Laurenzano, is a medical doctor who not only has a deep technical knowledge, but his 35 years of striving to engage his patient's understanding and full participation in t... Read More
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    Technology and Choice #19 Balancing Trust and Trustlessness

    April 19th, 2017 by fergish
    In wrapping up my discussion of Tezos with CTO Arthur Breitman, the theme of "Trust: where and how much to bestow it" is central enough to make it the theme of the episode, though we cover a lot of other aspects of Tezos and blockchain tech in general with a bit more technical depth than the last episode. #### Music Bumper music: *Rocket Power* by Kevin MacLeod. #### Links [Tezos site](https://tezos.com) [Other interviews with Arthur](https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=t... Read More
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    Technology and Choice #18 Tezos and Scalable Decentralized Governance

    April 11th, 2017 by fergish
    > >**Governance** - the act or activity of looking after and making decisions about something -- Merriam-Webster.com Those wary of the complexity, inequities and corruption of govern-**ment** tend to also be wary of the idea of govern-**ance**. But there's no way around it: Governance (by the above definition) happens one way or the other, because otherwise **stuff** just **happens**. Not an optimum scene, for sure. Arthur Breitman, CTO and lead developer of Tezos, started thinking about... Read More
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    Technology and Choice #17 Decentralization and Agronomy

    April 5th, 2017 by fergish
    #### In this Episode > **Agronomy** is the science and technology of producing and using plants for food, fuel, fiber, and land reclamation. -- Wikipedia Co-host Michael Bright and I present the third in the Hemp Corner series. Those used to hearing mostly about internet and cryptocurrency tech may wonder why we're exploring such a mundane and seemingly distant subject of agriculture. As this series goes forward, we will definitely be exploring the direct interfaces between internet te... Read More
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    Technology and Choice #16 Will Work for Hemp

    March 21st, 2017 by fergish
    #### In this Episode This is the second of what we're calling The Hemp Corner of Technology & Choice. After doing a high-altitude overview of hemp and cannabis in the first Hemp Corner, we thought it would be a good idea to work at straightening out all the scrambled thinking about cannabis and hemp that has been brought about by nearly eight decades of prohibition and contradictory propaganda. To do that we called in the big guns. Joy Beckerman-Maher is a 25 year veteran of laboring for ... Read More
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    Technology and Choice #15 Ryan X. Charles, Working to Give You Yours

    March 14th, 2017 by fergish
    #### In this Episode The hope of Bitcoin enabling fast, frictionless micropayments is one of the promises of the technology that has excited us all. But it's been a long time coming and, especially in Bitcoin, it has seemed a long way off. Enter Ryan X. Charles and "Yours." Yours is a social media platform that will enable true micropayments that can get everyone that contributes value to the platform to get paid, proportional to the value given. Not a new idea, but Yours is about to prov... Read More
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    Technology and Choice #14 LBRY

    March 6th, 2017 by fergish
    #### In this Episode Recently caught up to Jeremy Kauffman, Founder and CEO of LBRY, a protocol and platform for sharing digital content, with incentives for all. The first part of the show is a replay of an earlier interview form July 2016, because it's hard to improve on for a clear idea of how LBRY is supposed to work. The last part is the recent interview, where we catch up on how things are going, some of the bumps in the road since July, and projections for the future. ####... Read More
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    Technology and Choice #13 The Tech of Hemp, Our Estranged Intimate

    February 14th, 2017 by fergish
    An "Intimate" is someone or something that is not quite Self, but does not have the feel of Other. #### In this Episode We're very, very jazzed to be introducing a new series within the Technology and Choice podcast, dedicated to the technology and choices of Cannabis, a plant species which encompasses so very much more than just its psychoactive variety, marijuana. Co-Host Michael Bright of The Hemp Connoisseur Magazine joins John for this periodic series, to assist in exposing the in... Read More

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