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Two years ago, on the eve of the US presidential inauguration, I appeared in a documentary on the British TV station iTV. A friend of the family asked my mom if she would be willing to be interviewed by the show’s journalist who was traveling across America speaking with voters on across the political spectrum. My mom wasn’t particularly interested so she nominated me. Now, admittedly, most of my life, I’ve been politically apathetic. My…

Imagine living in a world where every company you buy from only accepts a different currency. You buy bread with BreadCoin, shoes with ShoeCoin, eat at Restaurant A with RestaurantACoin. You have to calculate the amount of BreadCoin to buy based on how much bread you’re going to buy this week, then decide when to buy the BreadCoin cryptocurrency, on what exchange, and at what price. On top of that, you need to find a…

A level playing field, a leg up, humans have longed deeply for fairness and freedom from oppression for as long as we have recorded our history. Sometimes, the bearers of this freedom have come in the form of human beings, in others spirit, and sometimes humans have created their own vehicles for freedom in their own image — out of stone, mud or metal — and longed for the ability to breath life into it.…