Hi, I’m Jordan. I studied Computer Science in school and worked as a software developer after graduating. I now do research and consulting in the crypto space.
My main focus is on Ethereum and its applications: Decentralized Finance, NFTs, and DAOs. I believe most of the big problems we’re facing today are ultimately the result of coordination failure — their root cause is incentive misalignment at bottom.
The World Computer (Ethereum) is the coordinating brain/nucleus that has been missing from the global nervous system that is the Internet. Now that the system is complete, I believe we finally can, and must, re-structure everything from finance, media, and education — to government and democracy itself (see DAO Democracy). We finally have the tools to defeat Moloch — the “final boss” of this “level” for mankind. Doing so could unlock unimaginable human flourishing, prosperity, and progress.
The next problem we must address is our spiritual crisis, diagnosed best by Nietzsche and Jung. I believe Moloch is our most immediate opponent — he’s blocking our path so to speak, and I’m certain we can defeat him — but after besting Moloch we will face the real challenge of the 21st century. Mankind has got to find, or craft, a new soul. We have to chart a new course. This is the deeper problem. This is the task of the new aion.
It is time for man to fix his goal. It is time for man to plant the seed of his highest hope. His soil is still rich enough for it. But this soil will one day be poor and weak; no longer will a high tree be able to grow from it… I tell you: one must have chaos in one, to give birth to a dancing star. I tell you: you still have chaos in you… The time is coming when man will give birth to no more stars…