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You’ve probably been following the rules of work established generations ago. What no one has told you is that there is a NEW set of rules, and it has been emerging for quite some time.

Many companies are using the new rules and aren’t even aware of it. It’s important to understand that we’re are at a time when every company is a technology company.

Qualifications have changed. University degrees used to be the main doorway for employment. Today employers are looking for critical thinkers and self-starters that are keeping pace with change. So lifelong education will be critical. …

Could AI-enabled governance provide a balanced framework for society?

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Framing the conversation

Debates over capitalism and socialism are resurging. Should the means of production belong to private industry or the state? How should we manage the distribution of resources? What role do taxes and individual liberties play in our social and financial pecking order?

Many have grown weary of the left vs right narrative. An oversimplified framework that doesn’t raise the quality of the dialog. …

We wanted to create a life raft to jump ship from the old boat of choosing between a Corporate job and freelancer “feast or famine” income cycle. A third alternative to the future of work as an open ownership model, platform, and ecosystem.

The status quo

In an average human lifespan — ⅓ is spent sleeping, ⅓ working, and ⅓ living — we orient life around unspoken and unconscious mental models for how “work” should be done, for how organizations “should be” structured, and rarely question the systems, incentives, or methods themselves or seek to improve upon them. …

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‘The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.‘ — Alvin Toffler

We want to build a better world and do business with those that share those ideals. Unification of labor and capital is a cornerstone of that belief. It is the cure for capitalism run amok, widespread inequality, and disengaged workers. The organizations of the past are based on extractive capital models. A few board members make the decisions and decide where to spend the surplus.

We believe that a new form ofboosted capitalism

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It has become common knowledge that artificial intelligence, demographics, automation, globalization, and other forces are changing the landscape of “work.” There are over 162 million “gig economy” workers in the US and EU alone and will grow to over 40% of the working population in the next few years. However, despite having access to a global workforce; companies continue to struggle to find the best talent.

Meanwhile, knowledge workers choose to either work for a corporation, or work for themselves.

Employers hiring these “gig economy knowledge workers” are challenged by:

  • Finding qualified talent
  • distributed project coordination
  • quality control issues
  • accountability…

Originally published in ICO Crowd July 2018 issue by Jason Sosa

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Understanding Structures of Trust

For thousands of years, the dynamics of what “trust” means and how it is acquired has been based on limited resources, with harsh consequences for welcoming outsiders into the tribe. In small communities around the world your religion, your last name, the clothes you wear, and especially where you’re from mattered.

However, in modern times, things are entirely different. We live in a mass-production and digital information era. In this age of abundance we don’t necessarily need a car, because an Uber will be waiting curbside at the press…

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One of our regular remote Blackbox meetings

From all of us at Blackbox we want to thank everyone for the tremendous support and interest! We’re off to a phenomenal start! If you haven’t already registered, visit the Blackbox official token page and sign up.

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Marketing Campaign

In just the past few weeks we’ve gone from zero awareness to a record breaking airdrops campaign, resulting in a community of 20,921 Telegram, 15,823 Twitter, 9,962 Facebook, 2,374 newsletter subscribers, and thousands of views on our website. Our documents have been translated into a number of languages…

There is a system that governs everything you do, what you focus on, and by a large degree, controls how you’ll live your life. One-third of your life is spent living, one-third spent sleeping, and the remaining one-third is spent working.

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Work is one of the things we spend a lifetime doing, and only a moment truly contemplating.

Financial decisions play a significant part in choices about family, love, and death. Growing up, we were told things about how this system works, but the truth is much more complicated.

We’re all chasing dollars. We get up for our jobs, and…

Part 3: Let’s Envision a Preferred Future

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Preparing for a preferred future means we need a vision for our community — a particular set of short, medium, and long-term actions to avoid being disrupted out of existence.

What does it mean to grow a collaborative community? It’s building bridges from our small town to larger cities, as well as broader networks outside the specialized silos of the past. Networks of networks:

  • A community that values diversity — which provides access to a larger talent pool
  • Developing a community that’s welcoming and accepting — not just tolerant

People have a unique competitive advantage over machines.

Our ability to…

Part 2: The Present — Probable Future for Small Town America

As technology doubles every 18–24 months, machines will be able to outperform humans at almost any task. Fields such as loan officers, accounting, insurance claims, and any other repetitive task will be at risk of automation.

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People must move up the skill chain. Machines will perform the work alongside the worker at first, and then replace the employee entirely. Employees will need to become continuous learners, and reskill themselves to stay relevant in the workplace. Since 1975, the majority of the increase in productivity has gone to capital, rather than labor. …

Jason J Sosa — I speak on AI, the future of work and learning, and the coming transhuman era.

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