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Luis Cuende - How Digital Jurisdictions Help Us Escape 1984 and Take Back Control

July 23, 2018

Luis Cuende speaks about the inspiration for his startup Aragon, raising over $100 million in his ICO, how he plans to create a digital jurisdiction that isn't bound to the borders of a single country, how governments manipulate citizens, how he explains the need for digital worlds, which narratives inspire people to reclaim their freedom, societal challenges in the Western world, why jobs are a thing of the past, why he thinks governments should try universal basic income, how blockchains could restrict the power of governments, why he thinks borders create racism, how decentralization on blockchains could create value, the evils of social media, how decentralized systems can avoid the path of social media, why George Orwell's 1984 is real and what helped this happen, why many people have lost hope, why few digital natives understand the vision of decentralization, and many other things.

Luis is the co-founder of Aragon, a project for disintermediating the creation and maintenance of companies and other organizational structures. He is also the co-founder of Stampery, an advisor to many other blockchain projects, including Decentraland, and a former advisor to the European Commission. Luis won the coding competition Hack Forward at the age of 15, and Forbes selected him as one of the 30 people under 30 in technology in Europe.

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Book "The Sovereign Individual" by James Dale Davidson and William Rees-Mogg:

Kevin A. Carson's post "Moloch":

George Orwell's book "1984":

George Orwell's book "Animal Farm":

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