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Does it trouble anybody else that the biggest story right now is whether or not the President of the United States is sane?

“Our ability to live and work on other places in the solar system will end up giving us the science and #technology that we need to save the species,” he told The Associated Press. “I’m talking about human beings. I’d hate to miss all that fun.” https://t.co/pB3OAA1wzo

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“Stripe has always put the needs of developers first. This philosophy has heavily shaped our approach to developer tooling… How can we help our users get the most value out of the limited developer resources they have available?” https://t.co/lMuZNrAUIT

"All of these moves fit into Ama­zon’s core mis­sion as a data-dri­ven in­stant-grat­i­fi-ca­tion com­pany... Imag­ine the data-col­lect­ing power of Face­book wed­ded to the sup­ply-chain em­pire of Wal-Mart—that’s Ama­zon. https://t.co/HjABQGUsfX

It's not perfect, of course, but these are the reasons why some (including myself) believe we will learn more about economics & democratic governance in the next 10 years than in all human history combined.

Pre-blockchain, those skilled at manipulating other people have enjoyed tremendous success in political and corporate spheres.

Post-blockchain, those skilled at not being manipulated may enjoy even more.

Blockchain isn't anti-government. In your lifetime, you'll see some governments run on a blockchain in a decentralized, public, verified & democratic fashion.

Blockchains could make government better—more transparent and less prone to abuse by wealthy and influential elites.

You cannot silence me or the millions of women who have gotten off the sidelines to speak out about the unfitness and shame you have brought to the Oval Office. https://t.co/UbQZqubXZv

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