Sept. 23, 2022

Jason Lowery from the US Space Force, joins me for a conversation about Ethereum’s Merge, how proof of stake disconnects Ethereum from reality, and why proof of work is the technological breakthrough necessary for changing the power structures in our evolutionary process.

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00:00:00 “What is Money” Intro
00:00:08 Learn about Bitcoin with Swan Private at SwanPrivate.Com
00:01:37 Vitalik’s Comments: “Proof of Stake... Has Its Own Laws of Physics”
00:08:52 The Lack of Reality in Proof of Stake
00:19:59 The Neocortex of the Brain: Thinking Abstractly and the Ability to Plan For Your Future Self
00:44:19 Technological Breakthroughs Lead to a Step Function Change Within Our Evolutionary Process
00:48:55 Prisoners of Symbolism
01:00:54 Power Projection Leads to a Natural Hierarchy System
01:09:50 Imaginary Symbolic Structures: The Human Ability to Transpose Reality Through Storytelling and the Imagination
01:25:18 Watch “Hard Money with Natalie Brunell” From Swan Studios
01:25:59 Take Control of Your Healthcare with Crowd Health
01:26:58 “Predator Detection Matrix”
01:39:51 Virtual Reality, Cyberspace and the Collective Imagination
01:53:02 “God Kings” - How Abstract Forms of Power Hierarchy Lead to Corruption and Warfare
02:08:05 “Power Is The Proof”
02:16:07 Post Merge Ethereum: How Proof of Stake Disconnects Ethereum from Reality
02:24:30 Energy Usage and Power Projection Leads to Better Security and Human Flourishing
02:38:57 “What is Money” Outro

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