Official Revision.io Podcast
[Roundtable] Theodor Beutel: Designing the Function of Currency - The Emerging Field of Cryptoeconomics
Cryptoeconomic incentive mechanisms create a novel solution space that goes beyond what currencies were traditionally been designed and used for. We will kick off the discussion with a brief introduction to cryptoeconomics as a "science that focuses on the design and characterization" of "protocols that govern the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services in a decentralized digital economy" (Zamfir, 2015). Key to our discussion will be the role of quantitative incentive mechanisms. Touching on Campbell's law stating that "the more any quantitative social indicator is used for social decision-making, the more subject it will be to corruption pressures and the more apt it will be to distort and corrupt the social processes it is intended to monitor", this roundtable aims to discuss how cryptoeconomic principles may facilitate social structures that are sustainable and, finally, give an outlook on the notion of post-incentive design.
[Roundtable] Adrian Iselin: Somatic Intelligence - Lessons From Body Work for Business and Discourse
In the professional world, interactions take place predominantly on the verbal and intellectual level. An assumption underlying this circumstance seems to be that language and intellectual exchange is somehow objective and universal while physical or emotional exchange is not. The notion of Somatic Intelligence suggests that even subtle physical exchange can serve as a much more direct tool to communicate and to identify unconscious behaviours, patterns, and projections affecting verbal discourse. In this roundtable we want to discuss ideas around the supposed objectivity of language and how insights from body work and movement can help establish a more complex, truthful, and clear exchange and understanding within a group. Naturally, the session will begin with a handful of playful physical exercises to illustrate this argument and to create a common point of departure.
[Roundtable] Franziska Krüger: Reimagining Work - Strategies for Healthy Organizations and a Desirable Future
Our current efforts to change the way we organize work are driven by much larger underlying cultural dynamics that are challenging long-standing paradigms and belief systems. Reimagining our relationships to, with and within work offers a unique chance to transform our organisations into places that support evolutionary personal and organizational growth. This panel aims to explore and share a new set of values, principles, skills, tools and processes that help us shape healthy organizational cultures and a more desirable future.
[Roundtable] Valentina Calandra and Daniel Kruse: The Era of Women
Moving towards a more human-centric digital age also involves focusing on diversity and equality. The empowerment of women remains an integral component of social change. This roundtable will focus on the issues women face on a daily basis, and what actionable paths are possible to bring about safety, power and equality for women. This is a topic that should be approached from an intersectional lens, considering how secondary and tertiary marginalized identities, such as race and sexuality, create additional prejudices for women. Defining feminism itself is also an integral part of the process, and to understand how feminist thought and action have a direct benefit to all of humanity, regardless of gender. Amongst talking about women’s empowerment, we also want to explore gender itself - to understand the characteristics associated with women (or men) as cultural and internalized qualities, rather than natural or biological aspects. From issues such as privatized as domestic violence, to the structural rigidity that continues to detract power from women, we hope to set in motion conversations and actions that will accelerate the feminist agenda.
[Roundtable] Konrad Willi Döring: AI and Neurotechnology in the Near Future - In Need of a Global Inclusive Think Tank
Technology pushes us towards times of massive changes. Social Media once considered as mere nudging, has already shown its potential for full-blown social engineering. In comparison, how will Neurotechnology impact humanity? Alongside artificial intelligence, brain computer interfaces imminently mark an emerging revolutionary technology of the next decades. Whereas the two fields seem like a marriage of convenience, an ocean of implications and possible dangers arises, through misuse by both human or artificial intelligent parties. Meanwhile statistics and findings that are utilized to determine future policy-making are usually provided by research groups of universities and research institutes, both non-profit or for-profit, whereas in both cases we are potentially facing funding and publication bias. Further there is a trend of AI scientists being attracted by large companies, leaving it to the company to decide what findings to publish and which not.Aspolitics usually lack behind in effective decision-making, it is now time to apprehend the complete spectrum of our responsibilities. We propose and would like to discuss a global hub that connects experts from various fields, such as politicians, economists, computer scientists with socialists, psychologists and neuroscientists:
integrating existing think tanks based on transparency and impact, embrace data science and modeling of information, predictive analytics
identify synergetic potentials, elaborate on systematic approaches and strategies to minimize cognitive biases
place incentives for collaboration
increase integrity and validity in scientific findings, by embracing blockchain technology
streamline science policies, knowledge distribution
define and serve common goals, identify limits
retreat as think tank (exemplarily tracing the path of the Esalen Institute, construe chances to establish the blueprint of a modern cosmopolitical place to reflect, synergize and expand consciousness in times of fragmented focus.
the development of cognitive architectures (AI), i.e. flexible expert systems to support data analysis and thus decision-making - over time reach towards a global metamind supporting us to further understand where we think we want to go as human kind
This round table is an attempt to stimulate discussions on neurotechnology, transhumanism and global collaboration strategies, as well as exploring the founding of a novel think tank.
[Roundtable] Dennis Wedderkop: Relationships in the Digital Era
Digitization impacts every aspect and stage of relationships. While we’ve never been more connected, some argue we’ve never been more alone. How can we use technology to create more meaningful and satisfying relationships?