"In psychology literature, there is a distinction between identity and self. The identity-to-identity relationship tends to involve conflict, whereas the self-to-self relationship has a different dynamic. Ellie discusses a technique that helps individuals break free from their identity constructs and establish self-oriented connections. Joe and Forrest Landry support this view, highlighting the metaphysical argument that goals are competitive while values are not..."
"In the decentralized ecosystem, we need the right tools to experiment effectively. Solving wallet usability is crucial to overcome the cold start problem. We have a long way to go in exploring consumer applications, but exciting models like DAOs and social experiences intertwine ownership and social interactions. By prioritizing human experiences like connection and sharing, we create value beyond economics. Fascinating platforms like the FWB app foster authentic communities where people share their lives."
"Larping is like actualized fiction. It's not about lying but rather embodying the version of ourselves we've always desired. Avatars and the metaverse play a significant role in this. While the current notion of the metaverse falls short of expectations, people crave digital embodiment and active participation in immersive spaces. Avatars and objects serve as the foundation, offering a new mirror to explore different aspects of one's identity. Facebook's horizons, with its focus on photorealistic representations, misses the point. We seek infinite possibilities, not mundane realism."
"Curation is a powerful tool for context and education, democratized by technology. However, poor curation has increased, with shallow moodboard collecting and lack of credit. Exceptional curation is crucial for appreciating art without context. It shapes our perception and is like a dying art form. In the web three realm, curation is a two-way street, still in its early, wild west stage..."
“My experience so far with NFTs: I downloaded some Apps a while back and tried to follow these online tutorials that got me nowhere for two reasons, one was that the account had to be opened in certain countries and I didn’t see my country on the list…”
"The Blockchain technology is powerful, but it doesn't stop someone or huge powerful people from using it and to increase more damages in society, so we're building a tool that can either provide a better or a worse Society ever..."
"I'm really excited to see Investment DAOs become more of a thing and democratize investing for tons of people, which is hard to do in the real world, you have so many restrictions on who can invest in something and support founders, but I think in this way, this opportunity of upside allows more people to participate..."
"Tokens have proven that they're effective at bootstrapping early days. They've not proven to be effective at not only retaining but evolving with their community. Oftentimes with DAOs, there is no endpoint, so at what point does it not make sense anymore to hold the token, oftentimes thats when they stop incentivizing you by effectively paying you with token incentives, and so we need more than that, whether that's relationship-building or other types of utility in a DAO, you just need more than the token I'd say."
- Kinjal Shah
The nice thing about helping run DAO and seeing all the problems with it informs you why you should not be investing 99 of the space, which is unfortunate. The issues of the space are the opportunities of the space. I spent half of my time looking at this and thinking, none of this stuff works, this is not investible- like stay away, and then the other half of the time I think, oh, this is a huge opportunity because whoever solves this is going to be gigantic..."
- David Phelps
"Gitcoin is now a DAO, and we're still evolving and thinking about what that means. But fundamentally, what we're trying to do is actually, by Conway's Law, run the organization the same way that we are trying to run the rounds. If we are going to use Quadratic funding successfully, then the organization should mirror the same democratic processes that the tooling aspires to allow for..."
- Scott Moore
"If you're not afraid of taking risks, that doesn't mean that you always take risks right; if you take risks when it is rational to do so when the reward for taking that risk is justified, playing against a player who is correctly calibrated in how much risk to take and when to take that risk is the most challenging thing as a poker player, and the same thing is true in investing. The first investment I've made in my career is not writing a check but deciding to pursue Crypto with my career at a time when not many people were doing that right. That's the biggest bet I could possibly make with my life..."
- Haseeb Qureshi
“Web2 taught app builders that apps can have 24/7 access to your data... but our data represents an extension of us, it deserves the level of consent we extend to our bodies.”
— Evin McMullen
“We are in the middle of a digital art renaissance. It's the first time in history there is a structure, a system to actually own digital art."
— Kenny Schachter
“Ethereum and blockchains in general as open access and permissionless networks allow the onboarding of global creativity.”
— Colborn Bell
NEWFORUM is a research center and community podcast at the intersection of technological empowerment, creativity, and decentralization, initially started by Newcoin. It provides a safe space for thinkers to communicate, inform and share ideas in order to ensure the conscious and ethical growth of a new web, embedding the values of care, freedom and creativity.