The Network State

A lecture series in virtual reality


Our goal is not merely to describe what a network state looks like but to actually build the first one, an open source project we're calling 1729.

If you are interested in mathematics, cryptocurrencies, seasteading, transhumanism, space travel, life extension, and initially-crazy-seeming-but-technologically-feasible ideas, you should enjoy this.

Just a few years ago it was considered impossible to start a new global currency. Now anyone can do it from a laptop. We are looking for the kinds of people who are interested in extending the ideas behind cryptocurrencies to cryptocountries.

Lectures are at apply now ).

Lecture Date
Summary (essay, slides)Nov 17
The Network State (essay, slides)Nov 24
A Centralized East and a Decentralized WestDec 1
OptimalismDec 8
The Ledger of RecordDec 15
Regulation is InformationDec 22
CrowdchoiceDec 29
Cryptouniversity to CryptoeconomyJan 5
The City in the CloudJan 12
Decentralized DefenseJan 19
The Tech TreeJan 26
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