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Sunnyvale CA, April 2, 2016
Slides: http://slideshare.net/LaBlogga
Blockchain Cloudminds
Human-Machine Pooled-Mind DACs
Me...
April 2, 2016
Blockchain Cloudminds 1
Melanie Swan
 Blockchain Theorist, Philosophy and Economic
Theory, New School for S...
April 2, 2016
Blockchain Cloudminds
‘Fermi’s Crypto Paradox’
First contact attempted via blockchain confirmation but…
 Ea...
April 2, 2016
Blockchain Cloudminds
Contemporary Challenge
3
http://www.robotandhwang.com/attorneys/
How to develop
empowe...
April 2, 2016
Blockchain Cloudminds
Thesis Statement
Crypto Abundance Theory of Flourishing
4
Blockchains might be an impo...
April 2, 2016
Blockchain Cloudminds
Blockchain Cloudminds Agenda
 Introduction
 BCIs (Brain-computer Interfaces)
 Cloud...
April 2, 2016
Blockchain Cloudminds
Modern Relations with Technology
6
The Prosthetic Relation The Drone Relation
L’Intrus...
April 2, 2016
Blockchain Cloudminds
The Data Relation
 Cloud, background, crunching away,
silent tracking, continuous upl...
April 2, 2016
Blockchain Cloudminds 8
Think through the problem of human-machine
collaboration in one of the most vulnerab...
April 2, 2016
Blockchain Cloudminds
What is a Brain-Computer Interface (BCI)?
 A brain-computer interface (BCI), brain-
m...
April 2, 2016
Blockchain Cloudminds
Future Applications of BCIs
24-7 connectivity to the Internet and other minds
 Pathol...
April 2, 2016
Blockchain Cloudminds
Blockchain Cloudminds Agenda
 Introduction
 BCIs (Brain-computer Interfaces)
 Cloud...
April 2, 2016
Blockchain Cloudminds 12
A Cloudmind is a cloud-based thinker, a mind
based in the Internet cloud; some sort...
April 2, 2016
Blockchain Cloudminds
Different types of Cloudminds
 Machine minds
 Deep-learners, big data analytics, alg...
April 2, 2016
Blockchain Cloudminds
Prototypical Cloudminds
 Functionality already exists: automated cloud-
based coordin...
April 2, 2016
Blockchain Cloudminds
Cloudmind Starter App: SETI@home for the brain
 Sell permissioned braincycles to the
...
April 2, 2016
Blockchain Cloudminds
3 Classes of BCI Cloudmind Applications
1. Health and biology
 Survival, pathology re...
April 2, 2016
Blockchain Cloudminds
Cloudmind App:
Crowdminding an IoT Archipelago
 Commanding IoT-connected objects in
t...
April 2, 2016
Blockchain Cloudminds
Blockchain Cloudminds Agenda
 Introduction
 BCIs (Brain-computer Interfaces)
 Cloud...
April 2, 2016
Blockchain Cloudminds
Adoption Risks
1. Expected: privacy, security, etc.
2. Credit-assignation
 Blockchain...
April 2, 2016
Blockchain Cloudminds
1. Expected Adoption Risks
 Accommodate wide spectrum of adoption and
non-adoption
 ...
April 2, 2016
Blockchain Cloudminds
Fear of being absorbed into the vortex
 Cloudminds so
entrancing as to
become extreme...
April 2, 2016
Blockchain Cloudminds
Video Games: mixed research results
 Negative
 Susceptibility to addiction, player f...
April 2, 2016
Blockchain Cloudminds
The Future:
Cloudmind Fulfillment or Couch Potato?
 What is ‘healthy’ or ‘addictive’ ...
April 2, 2016
Blockchain Cloudminds
Blockchain Cloudminds Agenda
 Introduction
 BCIs (Brain-computer Interfaces)
 Cloud...
April 2, 2016
Blockchain Cloudminds
What is blockchain technology?
25
Blockchains are the secure distributed ledger softwa...
April 2, 2016
Blockchain Cloudminds
What is blockchain technology?
26
More broadly, blockchains are a new form of singular...
April 2, 2016
Blockchain Cloudminds
Blockchain Cloudmind Administration
 Blockchains (giant online
cryptographic ledgers)...
April 2, 2016
Blockchain Cloudminds
Line-item Tracking and Credit-Assignation
 Like Github, or SVN or CVS for brainstormi...
April 2, 2016
Blockchain Cloudminds
3. Fear of Personal Identity loss
 Fear of being irreversibly
incorporated into a
gro...
April 2, 2016
Blockchain Cloudminds
Personal Identity: Multidisciplinary Question
30
Philosophy of Mind Psychology
Evoluti...
April 2, 2016
Blockchain Cloudminds
Philosophical Views of Personal Identity
 Traditional ‘philosophy of mind’ view
 Ass...
April 2, 2016
Blockchain Cloudminds
Biology: Individuals are not a Privileged Unit
 What are the appropriate units in
bio...
April 2, 2016
Blockchain Cloudminds
Multidisciplinary Conclusion: Personal
Identity is Ephemeral and Constructive
 Hypoth...
April 2, 2016
Blockchain Cloudminds
Personal Identity: custom and familiarity
 Preferencing of personal identity and
huma...
April 2, 2016
Blockchain Cloudminds
BCI Cloudminds: Identity Multiplicity
 BCI cloudminds do not
necessarily preclude or ...
April 2, 2016
Blockchain Cloudminds
Blockchain Cloudminds Agenda
 Introduction
 BCIs (Brain-computer Interfaces)
 Cloud...
April 2, 2016
Blockchain Cloudminds
BCI Cloudminds
Gradual Adoption Strategies
 Sharing unused brain processing cycles
 ...
April 2, 2016
Blockchain Cloudminds
Conclusion, this talk addressed:
 The potential advent of brain-
computer interfaces ...
April 2, 2016
Blockchain Cloudminds
Thesis Statement
Crypto Abundance Theory of Flourishing
39
Blockchains might be an imp...
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This talk provides a speculative contemplation of philosophical topics that might arise with brain-machine interface technology and explores the new ways that individuals and society might self-enact as a result. Brain-machine interfaces that could be pervasive, continuous, and widely-adopted suggest interesting new possibilities for our future selves. From a philosophical perspective, these possibilities concern the definition of what it is to be human, our current existence and interaction with reality, and how all of this could be dramatically different in a scenario of digitally-linked cloudmind collaborations. This talk looks at some of the foundational ontological questions of how the progression of the existence of the classic human might evolve. Perhaps the most pressing question that currently-minded potential adopters have is how to avoid getting irreparably pulled into a groupmind. To protect against this, there could be an expansion and letting go of the term and concepts of personal identity, and humans as a unit of organization, in favor of instead self-relying on a decentralized permissioning structure like blockchain technology for managing empowered and resilient crowdmind participations.

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Blockchain Cloudminds: Human-Machine Pooled-Mind DACs

  1. 1. Sunnyvale CA, April 2, 2016 Slides: http://slideshare.net/LaBlogga Blockchain Cloudminds Human-Machine Pooled-Mind DACs Melanie Swan Blockchain Theorist Philosophy & Economic Theory New School for Social Research, NY NY melanie@BlockchainStudies.org
  2. 2. April 2, 2016 Blockchain Cloudminds 1 Melanie Swan  Blockchain Theorist, Philosophy and Economic Theory, New School for Social Research, NY  Founder, Institute for Blockchain Studies  Instructor, Singularity University; Affiliate Scholar, Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology (IEET); Contributor, EDGE Traditional Markets Background Economic Theory Leadership http://www.amazon.com/Bitcoin-Blueprint-New-World-Currency/dp/1491920491 Book: Blockchain: Blueprint for a New Economy
  3. 3. April 2, 2016 Blockchain Cloudminds ‘Fermi’s Crypto Paradox’ First contact attempted via blockchain confirmation but…  Earth using hierarchical not decentralized power models  Backward crypto (SHA 3 vs SHA 78)  Object-oriented not state-change programming models; immature category theory, no general typing or Haskell  Smart contract DAC oracle found no lookup on Earth  No consensus-based algorithmic trust to validate the incoming message, lack of digital smartnetworks  Periphery node could not join the decentralized computing network; no asynchronous BFT1 truth-state updating in distributed computing network  Human (physical) time not integrated with compute time paradigms and so missed the blocktime confirm 2 1BFT: Byzantine Fault Tolerance
  4. 4. April 2, 2016 Blockchain Cloudminds Contemporary Challenge 3 http://www.robotandhwang.com/attorneys/ How to develop empowering human- machine collaborations? San Francisco CA law firm
  5. 5. April 2, 2016 Blockchain Cloudminds Thesis Statement Crypto Abundance Theory of Flourishing 4 Blockchains might be an important singularity-class technology (e.g.; one that is globally robust with checks and balances) for producing an empowering relation with technology, for example through the safe adoption of BCI cloudminds
  6. 6. April 2, 2016 Blockchain Cloudminds Blockchain Cloudminds Agenda  Introduction  BCIs (Brain-computer Interfaces)  Cloudminds  Applications: health, info-entertainment, subjectivation  Adoption Risks  Expected: privacy, security, etc.  Credit-assignation via blockchain administration  Fear of personal identity loss  Concluding Vision: Theory of Crypto Flourishing 5
  7. 7. April 2, 2016 Blockchain Cloudminds Modern Relations with Technology 6 The Prosthetic Relation The Drone Relation L’Intrus (The Intruder) – Jean-Luc Nancy Théorie du drone (Drone Theory) – Gregoire Chamayou Impoverished relation: roving invisible Panopticon, never safe from unseen eyes Intimate relation: Accepting the foreign into our own body
  8. 8. April 2, 2016 Blockchain Cloudminds The Data Relation  Cloud, background, crunching away, silent tracking, continuous uploading  Algorithms predicting and defining our preferences  What is our relation? Impoverished: neither side has full mental model of the other (the very basis for conducive interaction with another)  Data models humans as a sketch: purchasing agent not aspirational being  Humans have no way see, grasp or act on big data, it acts on us (drone relation) 7
  9. 9. April 2, 2016 Blockchain Cloudminds 8 Think through the problem of human-machine collaboration in one of the most vulnerable cases: opening our brains up to big data in BCI Cloudminds
  10. 10. April 2, 2016 Blockchain Cloudminds What is a Brain-Computer Interface (BCI)?  A brain-computer interface (BCI), brain- machine interface (BMI), or neural prosthesis is any technology linking the human brain to a computer  A computational system implanted in the brain that allows a person to control a computer using only brainwaves; for example reading the electrical signals from the brain as a person focuses on a computer screen  Used to repair human cognitive and sensory-motor function  Over 219,000 worldwide cochlear implants 9 Source: http://www.asha.org/public/hearing/Cochlear-Implant-Frequently-Asked-Questions/
  11. 11. April 2, 2016 Blockchain Cloudminds Future Applications of BCIs 24-7 connectivity to the Internet and other minds  Pathology resolution; cognitive enhancement; platform for human-machine collaboration  The BCI functionality of typing on a keyboard with the mind suggests the possibility of having an always-on brain-Internet connection  Cell phones connected every individual, BCIs connect every brain? (cloudmind, telepathic noosphere)  Ubiquitous BCIs, on-board smartphones (‘better horse’); new possibilities like cloudminds (‘car’)  Key functionality: 24-7 connectivity  Human cognitive processing continuously linked to the Internet and other minds in cloudminds via BCI, VR headset, QS wearables, smart contact lenses, etc. 10 Source: http://www.amazon.com/Bitcoin-Blueprint-New-World-Currency/dp/1491920491
  12. 12. April 2, 2016 Blockchain Cloudminds Blockchain Cloudminds Agenda  Introduction  BCIs (Brain-computer Interfaces)  Cloudminds  Applications: health, info-entertainment, subjectivation  Adoption Risks  Expected: privacy, security, etc.  Credit-assignation via blockchain administration  Fear of personal identity loss  Concluding Vision: Theory of Crypto Flourishing 11
  13. 13. April 2, 2016 Blockchain Cloudminds 12 A Cloudmind is a cloud-based thinker, a mind based in the Internet cloud; some sort of virtual processing or thinking capability (‘a mind’), located in Internet databanks without physical incorporeality ‘Mind’ is generally denoting an entity with some capacity for processing, not the volitionary action and free will of a consciousness agent What is a Cloudmind? Source: http://www.amazon.com/Bitcoin-Blueprint-New-World-Currency/dp/1491920491
  14. 14. April 2, 2016 Blockchain Cloudminds Different types of Cloudminds  Machine minds  Deep-learners, big data analytics, algorithms crunching in the background, IoT ecosystems  Human minds  Backups, sims, digital selves  Human-human minds  Human-machine minds  A person plus a cloud-based personal assistant ‘thinker helper’ such as Siri or Her  Mind-pools  Multi-agent minds operating together, multiple entities pooled together, human minds, human- machine minds, or machine minds 13 Source: http://www.amazon.com/Bitcoin-Blueprint-New-World-Currency/dp/1491920491
  15. 15. April 2, 2016 Blockchain Cloudminds Prototypical Cloudminds  Functionality already exists: automated cloud- based coordination of processing activity by multiple agents  Mechanical Turk  Orchestrated tasks requiring human intelligence  Crowdsourced eLabor marketplaces  Topcoder, Elance, Upwork (formerly Odesk), etc.  Humans as a community computing network  Each person a computing node operating on data  Big data algorithms  Classifiers, recommendation parsers, sentiment engines, neural nets 14 Source: http://www.amazon.com/Bitcoin-Blueprint-New-World-Currency/dp/1491920491
  16. 16. April 2, 2016 Blockchain Cloudminds Cloudmind Starter App: SETI@home for the brain  Sell permissioned braincycles to the cloud (like selling generated electricity back into the power grid)  Sharing unused computing resource  Community computing projects such as SETI@home or protein Folding@home  Timesharing cognitive processing power during sleep cycles or other down time  Securely and unobtrusively share one’s own unused resources, downtime braincycles 15
  17. 17. April 2, 2016 Blockchain Cloudminds 3 Classes of BCI Cloudmind Applications 1. Health and biology  Survival, pathology resolution, cure and enhancement, health-tracking, daily health check, neural data-logging to EMRs, virtual patient modeling 2. Information and entertainment  In-mind 24-7 information query (antiquated device lookup), permissioned experience- sharing, crowdfile event memories 3. Actualization, self-creating  Realization of individual cognitive and artistic potential, individual and collaborative sense 16 Source: EMR: Electronic Medical Record. http://www.amazon.com/Bitcoin-Blueprint-New-World-Currency/dp/1491920491
  18. 18. April 2, 2016 Blockchain Cloudminds Cloudmind App: Crowdminding an IoT Archipelago  Commanding IoT-connected objects in the environment  Sense of feeling as one entity: commander and ship, remote telepresencing robot  Control physical objects in a local or remote environment  A security guard could command a whole smart building  Link with your smarthome IoT security system  Concept: One cloudmind entity that is a human plus IoT objects, functioning together 17 Source: http://www.amazon.com/Bitcoin-Blueprint-New-World-Currency/dp/1491920491
  19. 19. April 2, 2016 Blockchain Cloudminds Blockchain Cloudminds Agenda  Introduction  BCIs (Brain-computer Interfaces)  Cloudminds  Applications: health, info-entertainment, subjectivation  Adoption Risks  Expected: privacy, security, etc.  Credit-assignation via blockchain administration  Fear of personal identity loss  Concluding Vision: Theory of Crypto Flourishing 18
  20. 20. April 2, 2016 Blockchain Cloudminds Adoption Risks 1. Expected: privacy, security, etc. 2. Credit-assignation  Blockchain-tracking 3. Personal identity protection  Identity multiplicity  Brain: enormous sensitivity for a trustworthy and responsible adoption path could be one that is gradual and identifies specific limited use cases 19 Source: http://www.amazon.com/Bitcoin-Blueprint-New-World-Currency/dp/1491920491
  21. 21. April 2, 2016 Blockchain Cloudminds 1. Expected Adoption Risks  Accommodate wide spectrum of adoption and non-adoption  Clear pathways to increased engagement  Uncoerced and reversible adoption  Responsible technology design principles  Monitoring ecosystem with external referees  Industry standards bodies (BCIs: IEEE 802.15 Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs) working group)  Security, anti-virus protection, mind-hacking safeguards  Privacy: transparency, opt-out, and monetization selections regarding data collection and use 20 Source: http://www.amazon.com/Bitcoin-Blueprint-New-World-Currency/dp/1491920491
  22. 22. April 2, 2016 Blockchain Cloudminds Fear of being absorbed into the vortex  Cloudminds so entrancing as to become extremely addictive, possibly to the detriment of otherwise being able to ‘participate in a meaningful life’ 21
  23. 23. April 2, 2016 Blockchain Cloudminds Video Games: mixed research results  Negative  Susceptibility to addiction, player fatigue, etc.  Positive  Social interaction remains a priority  Ultimately novelty preferred to pleasure, turn away from pleasure-center stimulation out of boredom  Gamers have more grey matter and better brain connectivity  Conclusion  Video games are not only for fun, entertainment, community, and status-garnering, but also for brain development and intelligence amplification: “brainjack our potential”  BCI cloudmind design challenge: produce applications that safely extend our being as humans while balancing risks 22 Source: References cited in Swan, M. The Future of Brain-Computer Interfaces: Blockchaining your way into a Cloudmind. Journal of Evolution and Technology. In review.
  24. 24. April 2, 2016 Blockchain Cloudminds The Future: Cloudmind Fulfillment or Couch Potato?  What is ‘healthy’ or ‘addictive’ in mentally-stimulating virtual reality?  Cloudminds might be exactly the venue for meaningful engagement opportunities, remuneration, and fulfillment, especially in a post- scarcity automation economy where labor-work is no longer compulsory  Unclear why ‘couch-potatoing’ into virtually-fulfilling states might be categorially ‘bad’ 23 Source: http://www.amazon.com/Bitcoin-Blueprint-New-World-Currency/dp/1491920491
  25. 25. April 2, 2016 Blockchain Cloudminds Blockchain Cloudminds Agenda  Introduction  BCIs (Brain-computer Interfaces)  Cloudminds  Applications: health, info-entertainment, subjectivation  Adoption Risks  Expected: privacy, security, etc.  Credit-assignation via blockchain administration  Fear of personal identity loss  Concluding Vision: Theory of Crypto Flourishing 24
  26. 26. April 2, 2016 Blockchain Cloudminds What is blockchain technology? 25 Blockchains are the secure distributed ledger software that underlies cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin – a giant tracking ledger or database, a means of updating truth states in distributed computing network Source: http://www.amazon.com/Bitcoin-Blueprint-New-World-Currency/dp/1491920491
  27. 27. April 2, 2016 Blockchain Cloudminds What is blockchain technology? 26 More broadly, blockchains are a new form of singularity-class technology, core next-gen infrastructure for Kardashev-level advance; planetary-scale projects; hierarchical models break; cannot get to million-member genome banks with centralized models, need secure distributed smartnetworks; modernizing IT System of checks-and-balances; trust-manufacturing system; enrichens the impoverished big data relationship we have with the cloud, now data quietly crunches in the background with accountability; in a way that is tracked and can be inspected on- demand, including with remuneration Source: http://www.amazon.com/Bitcoin-Blueprint-New-World-Currency/dp/1491920491
  28. 28. April 2, 2016 Blockchain Cloudminds Blockchain Cloudmind Administration  Blockchains (giant online cryptographic ledgers), might be used to administer all of the coordination aspects of cloudminds  Privacy  Security  Credit-tracking 27 Source: http://www.amazon.com/Bitcoin-Blueprint-New-World-Currency/dp/1491920491
  29. 29. April 2, 2016 Blockchain Cloudminds Line-item Tracking and Credit-Assignation  Like Github, or SVN or CVS for brainstorming, tracking line-items  Deep-learning algorithms could automatically transcribe BCI thoughts, like creating a written transcript from Skype calls now  Ideas logged to blockchains with time date-stamped hashes  Line-item contributions thus tracked in cloudminds, acknowledging and rewarding new ideas in a trustable annuity stream, in an open but inconspicuous ledger that does not detract from the idea generation itself 28 Source: http://www.amazon.com/Bitcoin-Blueprint-New-World-Currency/dp/1491920491
  30. 30. April 2, 2016 Blockchain Cloudminds 3. Fear of Personal Identity loss  Fear of being irreversibly incorporated into a groupmind  Personal identity (Webster):  The persistent and continuous unity of the individual person 29
  31. 31. April 2, 2016 Blockchain Cloudminds Personal Identity: Multidisciplinary Question 30 Philosophy of Mind Psychology Evolutionary Biology Evolutionary Psychology Philosophy of Biology Theoretical Biology Social Theory Sociology Sociobiology Biology
  32. 32. April 2, 2016 Blockchain Cloudminds Philosophical Views of Personal Identity  Traditional ‘philosophy of mind’ view  Assumes already-existing subject  Personal identity needed for continuity and persistence  Personal identity is not required for the survival of the person, relational experience between past/future selves and experience is (Parfit)  fMRI studies: We procrastinate because we think of our future selves as strangers  Third persons no different than politicians or celebrities 31 Sources: http://nautil.us/issue/9/time/why-we-procrastinate citing van Gelder JL, Hershfield HE, Nordgren LF. (2013). Vividness of the future self predicts delinquency. Psychol Sci. 24(6):974-80, and Pronin, Emily. (2008). How we see ourselves and how we see others. Science. 320(5880):1177-80.
  33. 33. April 2, 2016 Blockchain Cloudminds Biology: Individuals are not a Privileged Unit  What are the appropriate units in biology?  Organisms do not play a privileged role  Genes, genomes, mechanisms, phenotypes, gene pools, organisms, populations, ecologies  Individual is merely convenient terminology  Individuals are spatiotemporally localized entities that have reasonably sharp beginnings and endings in time 32 Hull, David (1980), "Individuality and Selection," Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 11: 311-332.
  34. 34. April 2, 2016 Blockchain Cloudminds Multidisciplinary Conclusion: Personal Identity is Ephemeral and Constructive  Hypothesis is supported by multiple fields  If the evolutionary biological drivers that caused personal identity to develop as a fitness adaptation were to change, the need for personal identity too would change/disappear  Biology  Individuality is not personal identity  Psychology/Sociology  Malleability of self  Philosophy  Relationality and subjectivation  Evolutionary Biology  Fitness adaptation 33
  35. 35. April 2, 2016 Blockchain Cloudminds Personal Identity: custom and familiarity  Preferencing of personal identity and humans as an organizational unit is custom and familiarity - so far there been no other alternative  Having known only one mode of existence we may have developed a natural attachment  Assumption (bias?) that memory, emotion, and ‘meaning’ can only be instantiated in humans, but it is possible that in the future, any pattern associated with the human brain might be stored as information 34
  36. 36. April 2, 2016 Blockchain Cloudminds BCI Cloudminds: Identity Multiplicity  BCI cloudminds do not necessarily preclude or curtail personal identity, and some rather accentuate and extend it  One or more digital selves participate in cloudminds on a limited basis  ‘Classic meatspace brains’  Different configurations of selves (for example, a team of selves, what Hanson calls a ‘self clan’ or an ‘em[ulation] clan’) 35
  37. 37. April 2, 2016 Blockchain Cloudminds Blockchain Cloudminds Agenda  Introduction  BCIs (Brain-computer Interfaces)  Cloudminds  Applications: health, info-entertainment, subjectivation  Adoption Risks  Expected: privacy, security, etc.  Credit-assignation via blockchain administration  Fear of personal identity loss  Concluding Vision: Theory of Crypto Flourishing 36
  38. 38. April 2, 2016 Blockchain Cloudminds BCI Cloudminds Gradual Adoption Strategies  Sharing unused brain processing cycles  SETI@home for your brain  Backup, archival, storage  Life-logging, memory-logging  Digital self as opposed to original self  Permissioning limited access to certain domains of the brain and cognitive activity  Demarcating structural borders  Personal connectome files limit cortical access  Limited time blocks (sleep cycles) for mindstream access  Full cloudmind participation: problem-solving, creative-expression, idea-generation 37
  39. 39. April 2, 2016 Blockchain Cloudminds Conclusion, this talk addressed:  The potential advent of brain- computer interfaces (BCIs) that are ubiquitous and widely- adopted, where humans might be continuously connected to the Internet and other minds in cloudmind formats  Adoption risk solutions  Privacy, security, reversibility, credit assignation, and personal identity retention 38
  40. 40. April 2, 2016 Blockchain Cloudminds Thesis Statement Crypto Abundance Theory of Flourishing 39 Blockchains might be an important singularity-class technology (e.g.; one that is globally robust with checks and balances) for producing an empowering relation with technology, for example through the safe adoption of BCI cloudminds Accelerando: blockchain-type trust networks join humans and technology in partnership, where digital copies “watch over their originals from the consensus cyberspace of the city” Source: Stross (2006). Accelerando. P. 355
  41. 41. Sunnyvale CA, April 2, 2016 Slides: http://slideshare.net/LaBlogga Blockchain Cloudminds Human-Machine Pooled-Mind DACs Thank You! Questions? Melanie Swan Blockchain Theorist Philosophy & Economic Theory New School for Social Research, NY NY melanie@BlockchainStudies.org

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