It's interesting that the WWW is no longer mentioned, it's the internet now and the view of the internet hardly steps outside the the guy from the think tank touched on the wider web, but bitcoin was the intro to this view ;)

I recently went to a panel put on by a new start up that was called 'hacking the finance' and something about a new economy. It was incredibly shallow take on the issue without any recognition of so many people who are already working in the area. I think I'm more interested now in people doing deep dives into topics. But can be difficult to share with others who haven't done the dive too. Tricky balance when thinking of outreach

@bluestarfish yep the world is narrowing with the dominance of generation and its we do need to move on the reboot of the its up and down :)

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