Sovereign Individual ~ by James Dale Davidson and William Rees Morg
Sovereign Person is one of those books that changes your worldview forever. It was published in 1997, but you will be amazed at how much it expects the impact of blockchain technology. With the transition from industry to the information age, we are entering the fourth stage of human society. You need to read this book to understand how things will change.
As it becomes easier to live comfortably and earn money anywhere, we already know that in the new information age, those who really develop will be employees who are not tied to a single job or career and do not depend on space. The desire to choose where to live based on price savings is already more appealing, but it goes beyond digital mobility and free concerts; the foundations of democracy, government and money are changing.
The authors predicted the collapse of Black Tuesday and the Soviet Union, where the growing power of individuals would coincide with decentralized technology escaping the power of governments. The number of deaths will be private, digital money for the nation-states they predict with an extraordinary assumption. When this happens, the dynamics of governments will change, like stationary bandits robbing hard-working citizens of taxes. If you are someone who can solve people’s problems anywhere in the world, then you are about to enter a new cognitive elite. Don’t miss it.
Option Quote: “As technology becomes mobile and cyberspace operations become more and more popular, governments will no longer be able to charge people more for their services.”
Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind ~ Yuval Noah Harari
When I want to impress someone with how beautiful this book is, I ask, “Do you want to know the main difference between humans and monkeys? A monkey can jump up and down on a rock, wave with a stick, and shout at his friends. He sees a danger in front of them.” Danger! Danger! A lion! “A monkey can also lie. He can jump up and down on a rock, and when there is no lion, he can swing with a stick and shout about a lion. He is just stupid. But what a monkey can’t do, get up and down. and swing a stick around and shout, “Danger! Danger! Dragon!”
Why is this? Because dragons are not real. As Harari explains, the human imagination, our ability to believe and talk about things we have never seen or touched, has enhanced our ability to collaborate with strangers. There are no gods, no nations, no money, no human rights, no laws, no religions, and no justice beyond human imagination. We are the ones who do them.
All this is a great preamble to our current situation. After the Cognitive Revolution and the Agricultural Revolution, Harari directs you to the Scientific Revolution, which began only 500 years ago and can begin something completely different for humanity. But the money will remain. Read this book, money is the greatest story ever told, and trust is the raw material from which all kinds of money are minted.
Choice Quote: “Sapiens, on the other hand, live in a triple reality. In the world of Sapiens, in addition to trees, rivers, fears and desires, there are also stories about money, gods, nations and corporations.”
Money Internet ~ by Andreas M. Antonopoulos
If the two books mentioned above help to understand the historical context in which Bitcoin first appeared, this book expands the topic of “why” with infectious enthusiasm. Andreas Antonopolous is perhaps the most respected voice in the crypto space. He has been traveling the world as a Bitcoin evangelist since 2010, and this book is a summary of his conversations between 2013 and 2016, all of which are being prepared for publication.
His first book, Mastering Bitcoin, provides an in-depth technical look at technology, mostly aimed at developers, engineers, software and system architects. However, this book uses some choice metaphors to explain why you can’t ban or turn off Bitcoin, how important scale discussions are, and why you need the help of designers to mass-produce Bitcoin.
He writes: “When you drive your new car for the first time in a city, you are on roads used by horses with infrastructure designed for horses. No traffic lights. No traffic rules. No asphalt. Roads. What happened? Balance of cars and four legs But go fast for a hundred years, and once ridiculed cars are the norm. If you want to swim in the philosophical, social, and historical consequences of Bitcoin, this is your starting point.
Option Quote: “Bitcoin is not just money for the internet. Yes, it is the perfect money for the internet. It is instant, safe, free. Yes, it is money for the internet, but more than anything. Bitcoin is the internet. It is a currency. Currency is only the first application. If you do, you can look beyond price, you can look beyond volatility, you can look beyond fashion. Bitcoin in itself is a revolutionary technology that will change the world. Forever. Join. “