131 - Rise of the Network State | Balaji Srinivasan
✨ DEBRIEF ✨ | Ryan & David's Unfiltered Thoughts on the Episode: https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/debrief-rise-of-the-network-state
Balaji Srinivasan is an investor, founder, and Former CTO of Coinbase and GP at a16z and author of The Network State, which will be the main focus of the podcast today.
The Network State explores ideas surrounding digital communities and the future of how we coordinate as a species. A startup society fosters the emergence of network unions, which evolve into a network archipelago—eventually calcifying into the network state.
As we muse about the fate of human systems, we explore mental models for understanding the digital revolution and how we can allow coordination to thrive.
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6:19 Common Denominators
8:50 Micro vs. Macro History
15:15 The Network State
19:05 Online Communities
23:50 Nation vs. The State
36:20 Why A Nation State
40:18 The One Commandment
1:02:44 Being Inside the Network State
1:08:00 Bankess x the Network State
1:13:38 What’s the Incentive?
1:19:30 Violence’s Role
1:33:48 Non-Wealthy Critique
1:38:53 Everyone Joins the Network State
1:44:20 Network State Action Items
1:48:46 Closing & Disclaimers
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