(Slides) Politics and Blockchain (CAP at ANU)
I talk about about Politics/Democracy and Blockchain, particularly on how blockchain relates to old systems, new systems, and the governance of blockchains themselves.
(Slides) Philosophy Matters! (RMIT Digital Democracy Forum)
A short talk about philosophy in democracy and why attempts to improve democracy without good epistomology can't work.
(Slides) Big Data and the Future of Democracy
I talk about Big Data and democracy, the things that enable it, and what we should change to avoid Bit Data's influence.
(Video) Philosophy of Decentralising Democracy [1:20:00]
A talk on some philosophical considerations we should make when thinking about decentralising democracy, and the common mistakes made.
(Video) Decentralising Democracy and Flux [37:50]
I discuss why most attempts to decentralise democracy will fail, and what Flux is doing that's different and promising.
(Video) Why Flux? [1:15:00]
An experimental talk where I cover some of the reasons that I'm working on Flux and what I hope to achieve. Covers some epistomology, a bit of tech, and a lot about myself.
(Video) The Case for Flux [1:08:00]
The most complete ground up lecture on Flux so far. Covers philosophy, the current issues with Democracy, and Issue Based Direct Democracy, our proposed solution. Presented at the Flux Sydney meetup 21/06/2017.
IBDD as an embodiment of Popper's Criterion
I argue that not only does IBDD satisfy Popper's criterion, but can also be seen as an embodiment of it due to its roots in fallibilism.
(Video) Disrupting Democracy for Good
Early December I travelled to Brazil to present this at the Wired Festival. In this 30 minute reproduction I talk about how political power and fallibilism interact and how we can take advantage of that to produce far superior policy.
Preliminary differences between IBDD and LD/DD/RD
Short intro to differences between Issue Based Direct Democracy and Direct/Liquid/Representative Democracy
How To Decentralize Bitcoin Development Forever
Using Bitcoin, Git, GitTorrent, and BlocVoting, I propose a method to find consensus on canonical source code for the Bitcoin network.
Australia's Two-Party System Has Failed Us, and We Can't "Just Fix It", but There Is a Way
I respond to a Junkee article by a similar name and explain why we can't just elect the perfect independent, and why we need to innovate to get out of this political hole we've dug ourselves into.
(Video) Neutral Voting Bloc Introduction
On July 2nd I livestreamed a presentation about the Neutral Voting Bloc hosted by the Melbourne Bitcoin Technology Center.