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Cryptohistorical Globalization Workshop - Sam Chua, Refactor Camp 2018

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Talk given at Refactor Camp, May 2018

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Cryptohistorical Globalization Workshop - Sam Chua, Refactor Camp 2018

  1. 1. A Speculative Co-Refactoring Workshop Refactor Camp 2018 @samuelchua Cryptohistorical Globalization
  2. 2. cryptopia cryptohistory
  3. 3. satoshi cryptomaturity gfc + occupy late capitalism
  4. 4. trade everything freely silk road vs. fbi
  5. 5. ‘blockchain’ elections in sierra leone Agora had ‘international observer’ access to 250 polling stations in the Western Area of Sierra Leone (out of the approximately 11,200 in total, i.e. two percent of all polling stations), and counted the results independently, allegedly using blockchain technology. This involvement had no impact on the standard election procedures of the NEC, in any manner.
  6. 6. cryptopia (manifestos) rosharch blot of what cryptopreneurs envision cryptohistory (outcomes) rosharch blot of prototypes encountering reality
  7. 7. “...money as a consensual hallucination...”
  8. 8. consensual hallucinations : rich raw material for sensemakers
  9. 9. let’s play
  10. 10. observations scenarioshypotheses cryptohistorical events connective explanations crazy extrapolations
  11. 11. observations ● 7-13 events ● observable + objective ● add context (but not causality) hmmm-hunter cryptohistorical events
  12. 12. observations ● 7-13 events ● observable + objective ● add context (but not causality) hmmm-hunter hypotheses ● 3 events -> 1 hypo ● speculative ● plausible vs. Truth (what if) ● 2-3 hypos total improv (yes, and) cryptohistorical events connective explanations
  13. 13. observations ● 7-13 events ● observable + objective ● add context (but not causality) hmmm-hunter scenarios ● brainstorm scenarios ● pick favorite and present! (narrate, act, etc.) ● write: title + key features / scenes turn it up to 11 hypotheses ● 3 events -> 1 hypo ● speculative ● plausible vs. Truth (what if) ● 2-3 hypos total improv (yes, and) cryptohistorical events connective explanations crazy extrapolations
  14. 14. showtime
  15. 15. observations ● 7-13 events ● observable + objective ● add context (but not causality) hmmm-hunter scenarios ● brainstorm scenarios ● pick favorite and present! (narrate, act, etc.) ● write: title + key features / scenes turn it up to 11 hypotheses ● 3 events -> 1 hypo ● speculative ● plausible vs. Truth (what if) ● 2-3 hypos total improv (yes, and) cryptohistorical events connective explanations crazy extrapolations
  16. 16. thanks @samuelchua

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