The audience will learn the deep connection between the vastly different worlds of Karma and how government operates. Chinese bureaucratic mandarins. New citizen scoring. Motivation for image on the left is to highlight the moral imperative where often bureaucracy can be soul-less and immune to the consequences of its actions.
Arbiter of justice.
Snowflake for half a second. Significance of a bike ride. Broke my back on a bike. Began a deep dive into how to bring a pioneering spirit into government.
The audience come away believers in the dream and the quest to modernize government operations. Not new data collection like CitizenScore or blockchain bro’s burning man utopia. Streamlining existing data collection
If city states are the future, then the rules that govern them will determine the rules Those rules are already being written. See the arms race in AVs.
(Don’t forget that inertia and continuing current obsolete rules are rules nonetheless…)
Here I’m thinking of zero-ing in on record keeping. The obsolescence of the clerical class has rung true throughout the adventure that is ARGO. Picture here is of obsolete parcel level zoning info.
Emergent data liquidity. Authorative and immutable. (Which is a big deal as that’s why things are in PDFs) Managing public data like water. Building public data infrastructure. Metaphor of the Colorado River aqueduct.
Graphic is a standard ETL diagram -- what we’ve used to articulate what we’ve delivered in CA water
Could be opportunities for the blockchain in the data management. Land use records. Maybe also identity like drivers license
Also opportunities in incentivizing data curation and QA/QC. Ocean Protocol
So many plans! But where will LA be in 10 years? City backslid on imported water dependency during the drought
Governor Brown called them out on this as wellFocus on the process and inscrutable inputs because actually measuring outputs is so hard
Micro-manhattan projects. -Map every pothole in America -Measure the impact of every social intervention -Manage every drop of water, electricity, and natural gas data
Can also pull from fifteen theses: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EKf1GXFHsKxSNEBrCnMDhS6dGa4ISn9ENyhmGZXsw6U/edit#heading=h.ysnrju4muikn
Look at the roads around you. The public schools. The police records.
City states are nigh.
The old order stands on the brink of collapse. There’s an urgency to accelerate the ascendant age of city states. Truth can topple an empire
“People want an authority to tell them how to value things. But they chose this authority not based on facts or results. They chose it because it seems authoritative and familiar.” - The Big Short
Karmic Currency and the Future of Government Operations - Varun Adibhatla and Patrick Atwater, Refactor Camp 2018
Karmic Currency and the
Future of Government
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