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Glen Weyl & Cris Moore on Plurality, Governance, and Decentralized Society (EPE 05)

COMPLEXITY

In his foundational 1972 paper “More Is Different,” physicist Phil Anderson made the case that reducing the objects of scientific study to their smallest components does not allow researchers to predict the behaviors of those systems upon reconstruction. Another way of putting this is that different disciplines reveal different truths at different scales. Contrary to long-held convictions that there would one day be one great unifying theory to explain it all, fundamental research in this century looks more like a bouquet of complementary approaches. This pluralistic thinking hearkens back to the work of 19th century psychologist William James and looks forward into the growing popularity of evidence-based approaches that cultivate diversity in team-building, governance, and ecological systems. Context-dependent theory and practice calls for choirs of voices…so how do we encourage this? New systems must emerge to handle the complexity of digital society…what might they look like?Welcome to COMPLEXITY, the official podcast of the Santa Fe Institute. I’m your host, Michael Garfield, and every other week we’ll bring you with us for far-ranging conversations with our worldwide network of rigorous researchers developing new frameworks to explain the deepest mysteries of the universe.This week on the show we dip back into our sub-series on SFI’s Emergent Political Economies research theme with a trialogue featuring Microsoft Research Lead Glen Weyl (founder of RadicalXChange and founder-chair of The Plurality Institute), and SFI Resident Professor Cristopher Moore (author of over 150 papers at the intersection of physics and computer science). In our conversation we discuss the case for a radically pluralistic approach, explore the links between plurality and quantum mechanics, and outline potential technological solutions to the “sense-making” problems of the 21st century.Be sure to check out our extensive show notes with links to all our references at complexity.simplecast.com. If you value our research and communication efforts, please subscribe, rate and review us at Apple Podcasts or Spotify, and consider making a donation — or finding other ways to engage with us, including our upcoming program for Undergraduate Complexity Research, our new SFI Press book Ex Machina by John H. Miller, and an open postdoctoral fellowship in Belief Dynamics — at santafe.edu/engage.Thank you for listening!Join our Facebook discussion group to meet like minds and talk about each episode.Podcast theme music by Mitch Mignano.Follow us on social media:Twitter • YouTube • Facebook • Instagram • LinkedInReferenced & Related WorksWhy I Am A Pluralistby Glen WeylReflecting on A Possible Quadratic Wormhole between Quantum Mechanics and Pluralityby Michael Freedman, Michal Fabinger, Glen WeylDecentralized Society: Finding Web3's Soulby Glen Weyl, Puja Ohlhaver, Vitalik ButerinAI is an Ideology, Not a Technologyby Glen Weyl & Jaron LanierHow Civic Technology Can Help Stop a Pandemicby Jaron Lanier & Glen WeylA Flexible Design for Funding Public Goodsby Vitalik Buterin, Zöe Hitzig, Glen WeylEquality of Power and Fair Public Decision-makingby Nicole Immorlica, Benjamin Plautt, Glen WeylScale and information-processing thresholds in Holocene social evolutionby Jaeweon Shin, Michael Holton Price, David Wolpert, Hajime Shimao, Brendan Tracey & Timothy Kohler Toward a Connected Societyby Danielle AllenThe role of directionality, heterogeneity and correlations in epidemic risk and spreadby Antoine Allard, Cris Moore, Samuel Scarpino, Benjamin Althouse, and Laurent Hébert-DufresneThe Generals’ Scuttlebutt: Byzantine-Resilient Gossip Protocolsby Sandro Coretti, Aggelos Kiayias, Cristopher Moore, Alexander RussellEffective Resistance for Pandemics: Mobility Network Sparsification for High-Fidelity Epidemic Simulationby Alexander Mercier, Samuel Scarpino, and Cris MooreHow Accurate are Rebuttable Presumptions of Pretrial Dangerousness? A Natural Experiment from New Mexicoby Cris Moore, Elise Ferguson, Paul GuerinThe Uncertainty Principle: In an age of profound disagreements, mathematics shows us how to pursue truth togetherby Cris Moore & John KaagOn Becoming Aware: A pragmatics of experiencingby Nathalie Depraz, Francisco Varela, and Pierre VermerschThe Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform The Worldby David Deutsch[Twitter thread on chess]by Vitalik ButerinLetter from Birmingham Jailby Martin Luther King, Jr.The End of History and The Last Manby Francis FukuyamaEnabling the Individual: Simmel, Dewey and “The Need for a Philosophy of Education”by H. KoenigEncyclical Letter Fratelli Tutti of The Holy Father Francis on Fraternity and Social Friendshipby Pope FrancisWhat can we know about that which we cannot even imagine?by David WolpertJ.C.R. Licklider (1, 2)Allison Duettman (re: existential hope)Evan Miyazono (re: Protocol Labs research)Intangible Capital (“an open access scientific journal that publishes theoretical or empirical peer-reviewed articles, which contribute to advance the understanding of phenomena related with all aspects of management and organizational behavior, approached from the perspectives of intellectual capital, strategic management, human resource management, applied psychology, education, IT, supply chain management, accounting…”)Polis (“a real-time system for gathering, analyzing and understanding what large groups of people think in their own words, enabled by advanced statistics and machine learning”)Related Complexity Podcast Episodes7 - Rajiv Sethi on Stereotypes, Crime, and The Pursuit of Justice51 - Cris Moore on Algorithmic Justice & The Physics of Inference55 - James Evans on Social Computing and Diversity by Design68 - W. Brian Arthur on Economics in Nouns and Verbs (Part 1)69 - W. Brian Arthur (Part 2) on "Prim Dreams of Order vs. Messy Vitality" in Economics, Math, and Physics82 - David Krakauer on Emergent Political Economies and A Science of Possibility (EPE 01)83 - Eric Beinhocker & Diane Coyle on Rethinking Economics for A Sustainable & Prosperous World (EPE 02)84 - Ricardo Hausmann & J. Doyne Farmer on Evolving Technologies & Market Ecologies (EPE 03)91 - Steven Teles & Rajiv Sethi on Jailbreaking The Captured Economy (EPE 04)

1hr 17mins

10 Dec 2022

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Soulbound Tokens: The Basis of a Decentralized Society w/ Glen Weyl

The Delphi Ventures Podcast

In this episode, we dive into Soulbound Tokens (SBTs) with Glen Weyl, Co-author of Decentralized Society: Finding Web3’s Soul. We discuss the definition of souls & SBTs, the concerns around SBTs, the range of its potential uses, and much more. Glen Weyl is a Political Economist and Principal Researcher at Microsoft, the Founder of RadicalxChange Foundation, and Co-author of Radical Markets. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Glen’s background. (00:02:45) – Introduction to SBTs. (00:06:55) – The what and why of SBTs. (00:17:53) – Standardization of SBTs. (00:21:35) – Potential use-cases for SBTs. (00:32:54) – Unlocking the creator economy. (00:40:46) – What are souls? (00:43:09) – Concerns about SBTs. (00:46:26) – Countering malicious SBTs. (00:49:43) – Key recovery tools. Resources: Glen’s Twitter Decentralized Society: Finding Web3’s Soul  Glen’s Website Vitalik on Soulbound Tokens More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

56mins

26 Jul 2022

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Glen Weyl, Kate Sills, Paul Gebheim | Gaming the Future Chapter 5: IMPROVE COOPERATION | Info, Money, New Rights to Do Things

The Foresight Institute Podcast

Have you ever played Civilization?  In the game, you’re discovering technologies that unlock new levels, one capability at a time. But not all innovations are equal. Better technologies of cooperation could unlock new levels of progress across the board. Opportunities for bright futures enabled by bio, nano, and computing technologies are now within our reach. Their proliferation also comes with risks and authoritarian attempts at control. This book explores how technologies of intelligent voluntary cooperation can help us navigate the traps. Cryptocommerce enables decentralized, secure cooperation across human and computing entities. This unlocks a Paretotropian future of high technology and high freedom.This is a recording from this living book and book club about technologies for intelligent voluntary cooperation by Allison Duettmann, Mark S. Miller, and Christine Peterson, Foresight Institute.  This episode goes through chapter 5 of the book: IMPROVE COOPERATION | Info, Money, New Rights to Do Things  Enter cryptocommerce; in cryptographic ledgers, blockchains, and smart contracts, we see the rise of new law-like systems. They are technologically embodied, cryptographically shielded, and let individuals engage in secure voluntary cooperation. They are the keys to unlocking the next levels of cooperation.With Glen Weyl, Kate Sills, Paul Gebheim.Find the full book here: https://foresightinstitute.substack.com/p/start-here Join us:► Twitter: https://twitter.com/foresightinst ► Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/foresightinst► Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/existentialhope/► LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/foresight-institute

1hr 55mins

8 Jul 2022

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16 - Decentralized Society - DeSoc | Glen Weyl, Puja Ohlhaver, Leon Erichsen

GreenPill

✨ Subscribe to the Green Pill Podcast ✨ https://availableon.com/greenpill 🟢 Get the GreenPilled Book 🟢 https://greenpill.party/ Apple Show Link:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/greenpill/id1609313639 Spotify Show Link: https://open.spotify.com/show/0l6aXWC94dd0RA3tkKfxjd?si=5fdadfbcd8d34bd4 ----- Decentralized Society | Green Pill #15   On May 10, 2022, the article “Decentralized Society: Finding Web3’s Soul” was published by Glen Weyl, Puja Ohlhaver, and Vitalik Buterin. In this episode, guest host Leon Erichsen of Radicalxchange goes down the rabbit hole of Decentralized Society—or DeSoc—with Glen and Puja . Taking a broad view of the crypto movement’s largest challenges, we hope to solve human coordination by the mutual optimization of pluralism and local control, powered by novel mechanisms. Take the Green Pill, anon. ------ SPONSOR PILLS: 📂 OPOLIS | NEXT GEN EMPLOYMENT https://bankless.cc/Opolis 🍵 MATCHA | SMART ORDER ROUTING https://bankless.cc/Matcha 🏦 CELO | DEFI FOR EVERYONE https://bankless.cc/Celo 🧙‍♂️ ALCHEMIX | SELF REPAYING LOANS https://bankless.cc/Alchemix ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 4:30 Leon, Puja, and Glen 8:14 Pluralism & DeSoc 13:30 Decentralization 16:00 Science 19:10 Open Source Software 23:40 The Protocol Layer 26:25 The Future of Twitter 31:30 Control & Diversity 35:30 Interdisciplinary Flashbots 41:00 Advice for Political Leaders 45:10 Collusion 49:20 Optimism 54:30 Closing Remarks ------ Resources: Glen Weyl https://twitter.com/glenweyl?s=20&t=nm_VaaD6VY0ll8OPdc2REQ Puja Ohlhaver https://twitter.com/pujaohlhaver?s=20&t=nm_VaaD6VY0ll8OPdc2REQ Flashbots https://explore.flashbots.net/ Practical Pluralism Essay https://medium.com/@owocki/practical-pluralism-322ab0a984c5  Vitalik & Glen’s Decentralized Society Paper https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4105763  ----- Music by WABI SABI - snowflake - https://thmatc.co/?l=7786B012  ----- Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research. Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures 

56mins

2 Jun 2022

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DESIGNING THE DIGITAL ECONOMY- PLURALISTIC FUTURE - GLEN WEYL : MICROSOFT

THE ONE'S CHANGING THE WORLD -PODCAST

#microsoft #radicalxchange #glenweyl #pluralistictech #socialtech DESIGNING THE DIGITAL ECONOMY- PLURALISTIC FUTURE E  Glen Weyl is an economist and a researcher at Microsoft and author of the book Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society with co-author Eric Posner. Weyl is co-creator of quadratic voting, a collective decision-making procedure designed to allow fine-grained expression of how strongly voters feel about an issue, and quadratic funding, a method of democratically disbursing resources Weyl uses ideas from political economy to develop social technology for widely-shared prosperity and diverse cooperation. Those ideas have inspired a social movement, RadicalxChange, that convenes activists, artists, entrepreneurs and researchers using information technology and market mechanisms to create a richer and more equal society. Weyl helped catalyze this collaboration as Founder and Chair of the RadicalxChange Foundation. Through that work he became co-chair and technical lead of the Harvard Edmond J. Safra Center on Ethics Rapid Response Task Force on Covid-19, the recommendations from which were endorsed by a dozen leading civil society organizations and the Biden campaign, among others. https://glenweyl.com https://twitter.com/glenweyl https://www.linkedin.com/in/e-glen-weyl-7007957a https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/people/glenweyl/ Watch our highest viewed videos: 1-India;s 1st Quantum Computer- https://youtu.be/ldKFbHb8nvQDR R VIJAYARAGHAVAN - PROF & PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR AT TIFR 2-Breakthrough in Age Reversal- -https://youtu.be/214jry8z3d4DR HAROLD KATCHER - CTO NUGENICS RESEARCH 3-Head of Artificial Intelligence-JIO - https://youtu.be/q2yR14rkmZQShailesh Kumar 4-STARTUP FROM INDIA AIMING FOR LEVEL 5 AUTONOMY - SANJEEV SHARMA CEO SWAAYATT ROBOTS -https://youtu.be/Wg7SqmIsSew 5-TRANSHUMANISM & THE FUTURE OF MANKIND - NATASHA VITA-MORE: HUMANITY PLUS -https://youtu.be/OUIJawwR4PY 6-MAN BEHIND GOOGLE QUANTUM SUPREMACY - JOHN MARTINIS  -https://youtu.be/Y6ZaeNlVRsE 7-1000 KM RANGE ELECTRIC VEHICLES WITH ALUMINUM AIR FUEL BATTERIES - AKSHAY SINGHAL -https://youtu.be/cUp68Zt6yTI 8-Garima Bharadwaj Chief Strategist IoT & AI at Enlite Research -https://youtu.be/efu3zIhRxEY 9-BANKING 4.0 - BRETT KING FUTURIST, BESTSELLING AUTHOR & FOUNDER MOVEN -https://youtu.be/2bxHAai0UG0 10-E-VTOL & HYPERLOOP- FUTURE OF INDIA"S MOBILITY- SATYANARAYANA CHAKRAVARTHY -https://youtu.be/ZiK0EAelFYY 11-NON-INVASIVE BRAIN COMPUTER INTERFACE - KRISHNAN THYAGARAJAN -https://youtu.be/fFsGkyW3xc4 12-SATELLITES THE NEW MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR SPACE RACE - MAHESH MURTHY -https://youtu.be/UarOYOLUMGk Connect & Follow us at: https://in.linkedin.com/in/eddieavil https://in.linkedin.com/company/change-transform-india https://www.facebook.com/changetransformindia/ https://twitter.com/intothechange https://www.instagram.com/changetransformindia/ Listen to the Audio Podcast at: https://anchor.fm/transform-impossible https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/change-i-m-possibleid1497201007?uo=4 https://open.spotify.com/show/56IZXdzH7M0OZUIZDb5mUZ https://www.breaker.audio/change-i-m-possible https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xMjg4YzRmMC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw Kindly Subscribe to CHANGE- I M POSSIBLE - youtube channel www.youtube.com/ctipodcast

32mins

16 May 2022

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7 - Radical Markets with Glen Weyl

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✨ Subscribe to the Green Pill Podcast ✨ https://availableon.com/greenpill 🟢 Get the GreenPilled Book 🟢 https://greenpill.party/ Apple Show Link:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/greenpill/id1609313639 Spotify Show Link: https://open.spotify.com/show/0l6aXWC94dd0RA3tkKfxjd?si=5fdadfbcd8d34bd4 ----- Glen Weyl - GreenPill #7 Glen Weyl is the Founder of RadicalxChange, a ‘Social movement for next-generation political economies.’ Glen is also a Political Economist and Social Technologist the Microsoft office of the CTO.  As a thought leader in and outside the crypto space, Glen helped pioneer Quadratic Voting alongside Vitalik Buterin and Zoë Hitzig. With his work in these governance mechanisms, there is a strong bond between Glen’s ideas and Gitcoin’s implementation of those ideas through its 13 funding rounds so far. In this episode, we explore how we can take these ideas further and iterate upon the progress we’ve made in public goods funding. Where is Quadratic Funding going? What about the Web3 ecosystem more broadly? Glen’s sober and lucid takes offer a grounded optimism about using the power of markets for the good of society. Take the Green Pill, anon. ------ SPONSOR PILLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum 🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants 💳 LEDGER | THE CRYPTO LIFE CARD https://bankless.cc/Ledger 🧙‍♂️ ALCHEMIX | SELF REPAYING LOANS https://bankless.cc/Alchemix ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 3:00 Glen Weyl & Radical Markets 6:04 Quadratic Voting & Funding 9:22 Media & Politics   15:00 A Better Internet 18:21 Public and Private Goods 23:49 Bridging vs Bonding 29:30 Other Governance Mechanisms 33:18 Network Effects and Adoption 38:35 Trust and Relationships 42:02 To Skeptics ------ Resources: Glen on Twitter https://twitter.com/glenweyl?s=20&t=TgAeicvSXILsQvr1DLaCPA  Glen’s Website https://glenweyl.com/  Radical xChange https://www.radicalxchange.org/#message  Polys https://polys.me/ ----- Music by WABI SABI - snowflake - https://thmatc.co/?l=7786B012  ----- Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research. Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures 

44mins

31 Mar 2022

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#43 – Glen Weyl on Pluralism, Radical Markets, and Social Technology

Hear This Idea

Glen Weyl is Microsoft’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer Political Economist and Social Technologist (OCTOPEST), where he advises Microsoft’s senior leaders on macroeconomics, geopolitics and the future of technology. Glen also co-authored Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society; a book about "Revolutionary ideas on how to use markets to bring about fairness and prosperity for all". In our conversation, we discuss — Quadratic voting and funding The new political divides of the 21st century What the history of personal computing teaches us about the possibility of shaping technological progress Glen's impression of rationalism, effective altruism and longtermism Why and how longtermism should be more generative of new ideas Underrated thinkers relevant for today

1hr 36mins

9 Mar 2022

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Glen Weyl on Antitrust, Capitalism, and Radical Reform

EconTalk

Author and Microsoft executive Glen Weyl talks about radical reforms of capitalism with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Weyl is worried about the concentration of corporate power, especially in the tech sector. But rather than use the traditional tools of antitrust, he has a more radical strategy for reorganizing corporate governance entirely.

1hr 5mins

13 Sep 2021

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Glen Weyl: Reimagining Democracy with Quadratic Funding and Quadratic Voting

World of DaaS

Glen Weyl is Microsoft Office of CTO Political Economist & Social Technologist, founder of RadicalXChange, and author of “Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society”.Glen is reimagining democracy with two revolutionary concepts -- quadratic voting and quadratic funding. Auren and Glen cover how quadratic voting and quadratic funding can revitalize collective decision-making, current applications of both concepts, and how they can be used by corporations. They also explore why accessing high-quality data is so hard and what businesses can do to significantly improve their data accuracy.World of DaaS is brought to you by SafeGraph. For more episodes, visit safegraph.com/podcastsYou can find Auren Hoffman (CEO of SafeGraph) on Twitter at @auren

42mins

19 Aug 2021

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Is AI Really Inevitable? with Glen Weyl

Factually! with Adam Conover

Everywhere you look, some pundit is claiming that AI is soon to replace humanity. But is that really inevitable - or are we choosing to make it happen? Technologist Glen Weyl joins Adam to discuss why he believes AI isn’t really a technology - it’s an ideology. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 4mins

28 Jul 2021

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