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The Roundtable: We Don’t Need No Elon Musks

As global institutions fray and splinter, the decentralized promise of crypto and the blockchain offer a better way for the world to run.

From nation-states and central banks with their fiat currencies to megalithic corporations with their one design for everything from electric cars to computer operating systems, the world is run by a handful of centralized powers. But the promise of the blockchain is that no longer can one person wield outsized power, setting the world on a single path. Roundtable’s Rob nelson say down with a group of disruptive innovators to talk about the future of power.

In this segment, Timothy Lewis explains why no one should aspire to becoming the next Elon Musk or Mark Zuckerberg, and the focus should be on consensus.

“A lot of us believe in decentralization,” says Lewis. “And so a lot of us are trying to stand for systems that are leaderless systems. So hopefully none of us are aiming to be the Elon Musks. That sounds like a whole lot of work and things that I don't want to get into. You know, I think that trying, trying to enable your community to be able to create consensus is what most of this is about. “

“Every time you've had technology to deliver or disseminate information, from the Gutenberg press to the AM radio, FM radio, television, et cetera, every time that we've created these decentralized accesses to information, it's been squashed, it's been taken over. It's been condensed into a mechanism to feed people controlled information. So a lot of us are working on the things that are hopefully going to keep the freedom of information.”

Watch the full discussion below:

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ROUNDTABLE PARTICIPANTS:

Timothy Lewis, co-founder and CSO of TEA, Inc.

Jordan Fried, the founder of NFT.com

Justin Rezvani, chief executive officer of Zion

Caleb James DeLisle, the lead developer of PKT

Jordan Edelson, founder and CEO of Trade Zing