It's easy to lose your bearings when describing a planetary-scale, decentralized , networked virtual machine which provides a shared, ownerless computing surface on which we can run the global financial system ; reimagine the web and our organisational customs; alter the incentives which power society and ultimately create the interpersonal trust required to play principled, infinite games with each other.
Last week we asked you what constitutes persuasion and argued that it is language which performs what it says. We've highlighted how economic code which distributes value by virtue of how it is expressed constitutes a new class of performative speech acts of a most meaningful kind. Hopefully, you're beginning to see how this course is itself a kind of chain: each module linked in ever greater detail to the ones before; each piece within each week indebted to many others which transform it from something which stands alone into part of a bigger, digital picture.Week 6¶
This week is an opportunity for simple reflection. Kernel is built around "ever-green" content and so, while there is a great deal of information about scaling and staking available, we'll only cover the Eth2 Design Rationale and the promised Bret Victor video from Week 1, both balanced by an old Spanish poetic idea.
Take your time, enjoy the serene pace, and let's co-create some beautifully principled games to play with one another.Week 6 Firesides¶
Andy Tudhope - July 1, 2021
Vitalik Buterin - Feb 25, 2021
Dany Ryan - Aug 20, 2020