Episode 60
The Short-Sightedness of Web3 and Blockchain, Anonymity & Original Ideas of Where We Could Go.
A conversation with an anonymous guest on how new technologies can help promote positive moral behavior, blockchain and crypto concepts, digital art and NFTs, the convenience of centralization, online identity, impostor syndrome, the ever-newbie, and lots more.
February 7, 2022
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Episode Notes

A conversation with an anonymous guest on how new technologies can help promote positive moral behavior, blockchain and crypto concepts, digital art and NFTs, the convenience of centralization, online identity, impostor syndrome, the ever-newbie, and lots more.


Favorite quotes

  • “Writing code is talking to computers, but you also have to talk to people through your code.”
  • “How do we figure out, in a digital age, what is good and what should we aim for as a civilization, as a society?”
  • “Information is the resolution of uncertainty.” —Claude Shannon, 1948

Books

Links & Terms

  • DeFi (decentralized finance)
  • Web3
  • Escrow smart contracts
  • InterPlanetary File System (IPFS)
  • Candy Machine
  • Arweave permanent storage
  • Genesis Go
  • JavaScript, Rust & C++
  • Pair programming
  • Nifty Gateway & Foundation.app
  • MetaMask & Exodus (wallets)
  • Coinbase, Kraken & Gemini (exchanges)
  • BIP39 (Bitcoin Improvement Protocol)
  • Curiosity Stream - “YouTube for nerds”
  • The Coding Train with Daniel Shiffman
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Keras & TensorFlow
  • PlayXO.com
  • SushiSwap, PancakeSwap & Abracadabra
  • Glitch
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Anchor for Solana

Learning resources

People mentioned

  • Henry-E
  • Brian Friel
  • Nadir Dabit
  • Doug Anderson
  • Mr. Beast
  • Mark Zuckerberg
  • Satoshi Nakamoto
  • Edward Snowden
  • Richard Feynman
  • Aaron Schwartz
  • Kevin Kelly
  • Daniel Shiffman

Chapters

  • 00:00 · Introduction
  • 00:15 · Motivation
  • 02:03 · Collaborative AI Sketching
  • 05:02 · Blockchain and NFTs
  • 09:07 · Promoting positive moral behavior
  • 10:20 · Smart contracts
  • 12:41 · The simplest smart contract
  • 14:37 · NFTs
  • 20:11 · Programming smart contracts
  • 22:58 · Art
  • 25:24 · Crypto wallets and passphrases
  • 29:16 · Information
  • 31:25 · Security
  • 35:43 · Web3
  • 39:24 · The convenience of centralization
  • 44:02 · A definition of Web3
  • 45:05 · Learning resources
  • 46:39 · Anonymity
  • 49:48 · Zuckerberg or Nakamoto?
  • 54:08 · What would a good person do?
  • 56:13 · Sharing your life online
  • 58:10 · Hijacking the hijacking of your brain
  • 01:00:41 · Pair programming
  • 01:02:55 · Coding for yourself or others
  • 01:06:54 · Impostor syndrome
  • 01:10:15 · The constant newbie
  • 01:10:58 · Content discoverability
  • 01:12:31 · Outro

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