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Fri 26 Oct 2018

Web3 notes: Nature 2.0

JF
Josh Fairhead Public Seen by 251

These are notes from "Nature 2.0" node in web3 which is a rather interesting as a thought experiment. Especially along the lines of how do we design it so an automated planet acts in symbiosis with itself rather than exponentiate rent dissipation?

Notes:

With the growth in AI we are seeing a movement towards smart vehicles. Its unlikely to be just smart Ubers; AI will also likely displace 13m truck drivers. Retail it will displace 4.6m jobs. It will also displace creative jobs and AI researchers too - lets start there.

There are a couple of ways to frame AI
* Replacing human cognitive behaviour (Turing test - can it fool a human)
* It can do “human only tasks” (Ariel design)
* It can do a task at a speed/accuracy/capacity not possible for a human (antenna design)
* As "a set of tools"
* Classification
* Linear classifiers
* Neural networks
* Deep learning
* Support Vector Machines
* Topology decision tree (Token Curated Registeries)
* Boosted Trees
* Random Forests
* Bagged Trees
* Regression
* Input variables for reverse search
* Knowledge extraction (e.g. XML harvesting)
* Optimisation
* Creative/Structural design
* As embodied agents (Artificial General Intelligence)

AI Sub Fields
* Machine Learning
* Neural networks / deep learning
* Evolutionary computation
* Swarm algos

DAO’s - Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (generalised)
* Blockchain automation
* Network of smart contracts

AI DAO's
* AI on the blockchain
* Progressive iteration applied to value automation
* Two extremes:
* Numerous AI agents feeding a smart contract
* Numerous smart contracts singling AI agents
* Most likely a network like ant pheromone signalling (swarm algos)

Ways to arrive there:
* Start with a DAO and add AI
* Start with AI and add a DAO
* Start with SaaS, turn it into a DAO and add AI
* Start with a physical service like Uber and turn it into a DAO

To note:
* Organisational rights for DAO’s eventually become rights for AI
* Apply to nature and give the forest and rivers rights!

Nature 1.0:
* Trees
* Need nutrients
* Need rain
* Recreate themselves
* Are symbiotic
* “Non sentient"
* Self sustaining
* Anti-fragile
* Come in higher levels of integration
* Tree -> Forest -> Planet

Path of arrival to Nature 2.0 - Digital twinning of Biology and AI DAO’s
* Self driving cars - Smart
* Self owning cars - Smart with rights (new forms of personhood)
* New forms of personhood for self owning/regulating infrastructure
* Self owning forests, farms, rivers and common pool resources
* -> Higher levels of integration
* Profit? -> UBI chain?
* Basic income to higher levels of integration like leisure

Open questions and notes:
* Biological and mechanical symbiosis - what happens when the roads want to eat the forests?
* Can one hijack capitalisms short term mentality to create long term abundance through incentive models?
* Farm ICO -> buy farm -> add sensors -> add DAO -> input to AI model -> hires/fires/invests/purchases etc.
* Rivers in New Zealand now have rights via sensors
* Can we use cases like those to create jurisdictional arbitrage?
* Open motors and Robotic are focused on ride sharing cars.

* The presentation from Interlinked.ai is integrated into these notes also

Further thoughts on the above or the inevitable "redesigning nature"?

JF

Josh Fairhead Tue 30 Oct 2018

Token perspective
• Store of value
• Security, asset, currency

Active Token /Access rights
• Usage token
• Work token
• Reputation token

Fungibility perspective
• Only quantity - can be merged/divided
• Non Fungible Token; can be distinguished as unique (ownership of object)

Legal perspective
• Is it money? Is it a security? Does it pass the howe test? Did people invest? etc.