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Idea Markets with Mike Elias

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Some say we live in a post-truth world, embedded in environments of information abundance where  competing narratives are woven together to produce a multi-player tug of war web. Making sense of what's going on in the world has never been so difficult. Mainstream news outlets and established institutions are known to push narratives that are at times at odds with the truth.

Our digital technologies have helped us get into this mess, and they will likely help us get out of it. Our guest today, Mike Elias, is one person exploring what that might look like . Mike is the founder of IdeaMarkets, a stock market for credibility that's currently under development. His team hopes to align financial incentives with the credibility of publishers to help combat misinformation and to really make the truth pay for those who seek it.

We have reasonably wide ranging conversation. We cover:

  • The promise of distributed ledger technologies, aka crypto
  • Decentralised finance
  • Idea markets and aligning financial incentives with truth seeking
  • Truth as an ordering force in the world
  • China's panopticon
  • The logic of non-violence
  • UFOs and undervalued ideas

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