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RCast 145 – [Climate & Coordination] June 25 2021 – rewilding, proforestation, decentralized governance

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0:00:00 – Intro

0:01:12 – Nora – rewilding – World must rewild on massive scale to heal nature and climate, says UN – The ‘decade on ecosystem restoration’ launches with a call for ‘imagination’ and action on never-before-seen scale https://www.theguardian.com/environme…

0:08:22 – Nora – Everyone Wants to Sell the Last Barrel of Oil – The Keystone XL win—and the Line 3 battle—make clear that cutting off the supply of oil is a key part of the climate fight. Bill McKibbon – https://www.newyorker.com/news/annals…

0:21:43– Greg – Charles Eisenstein – Sacred Economics: https://sacred-economics.com/ blockchain changes our relationship with money. Paradigm shift – A currency that doesn’t need standing armies. Algorithms beat standing armies.

0:26:02 – Connection between the monetary mechanism and the governance mechanism is inextricable. There wasn’t a well thought out governance mechanism with bitcoin. That same blind spot overtook Ethereum. Other blockchains like Tezos which tried to bake it into the protocol, and projects like RChain where we realize that part of it is the protocol but part of it must be the entity itself – a social mechanism, which is why we are a cooperative. Blockchain has the potential to make this a dialog and a global dialog.

0:30:42 – Darryl – To have government or not to have government. Anarcho capitalism.

0:37:11 – Greg – Global communication – when local communities can self coordinate and interface directly with other communities – trying to draw boundaries becomes more absurd.

0:39:06 – Darryl – how nations can evolve – cultural melting pot vs cultural mosaic.

0:40:23 – Greg – Absolutely – you see it in nature – recognizing the functions of different species – beginning to understand the function and purpose – there is a humility in looking at a culture and not judging it or pigeonhole it – there’s a whole web of interconnections that make it what it is.

0:42:08 – Greg – “Democracy at its best, is making the most of our differences rather than the least of our differences.”

0:42:20 – Darryl – decentralized governance vs polycentric stewardship – The Blockchain Paradox – Pindar Wong – https://www.coindesk.com/the-blockcha…

0:43:41 – Greg – what does decentralized governance mean? – nature is always working at the edge of centralization and decentralization –

0:44:33 – Darryl – Richard Dawkins – The Selfish Gene

0:45:21 – Greg – world science festival – debate – non human intelligence forms from networks – balance between the central and distributed –

0:46:25 – Nora – parking meters

0:48:42 – Darryl quotes from a book Shixi recommended – Conversations with God – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convers…

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