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RCAST 106 – US climate migrations, on our way to block merge [Climate and Coordination] Sept 25 2020

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0:00:00 – Intro
0:01:10New Zealanders rank Climate Change above Covid-19 in election
0:06:00 – Steve Ross Talbot brings up Loomio and how we could free them up from centralization. With what we are doing with RChat and Zulip , we want to be able to take anything that runs on a postscript database, so that we become the decentralized backing store for whatever that platform is.
0:09:54Discourse vs Loomio
0:14:55NYT’s article – Photographer Meredith Kohut documents climate migration in the US.
0:21:47 – Steve’s and Greg’s response – Nora firefighters deported:
0:36:41 – Greg – Good news – we already have non conflicting blocks running in parallel! On our way towards block merge. We will begin to see the performance benefits of RChain in a very short period of time. Our approach to liveness – the synchrony constraint mechanisms – are related to braiding. #blockbraid Does not require clocks or fixed sizes.
0:41:20 – Steve Ross Talbot recalls discussions w Tim Berners Lee re: the shortcomings of the web re: provenance and behavioural typing. When you get something from the web, what’s important is what you do once getting it. RChain is the web that we envisioned. Next revolution is the application of AI to this vision. Data is the unleavened bread for AI and ML.
0:47:18 – Greg – Judea Pearl – The Book of Why
causation. If you look at the transaction graph – and pretend that it’s a causal graph – prior to blockchains you didn’t have that graph – Steve Ross Talbot – the causal trial – AI doesn’t have it – they have to infer it. Amazing record of, causally, why does something change. Web 10.0

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