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EP56 Art Brock on Holo Tech



Art Brock

Arthur Brock & Fernanda Ibarra talk to Jim about how Holochain works, its agent-centric design & how it’s different from Etherium and Blockchain, key management, intrinsic data integrity, decentralized validation, micro-service development architecture, zomes, DNA, hApp’s, UI development, distributed hash tables & searchability, gossip protocols & indexing, data & hosting incentives, the costs of Holochain’s platform change, writing Holochain apps, Holo hosting, Holo ports, HoloFuel, HOT token, and more.

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Arthur Brock is the Chief Architect of Holochain and spends his time building targeted currencies which shape the social dynamics of our emerging post-industrial economy. He has created more than a hundred designs for multi-currency systems and his software company has built and deployed dozens of those systems.

Initially, Arthur put his experience in Artificial Intelligence to use at GM, Chrysler & Hughes, but shifted his focus to building intelligence into social architectures rather than to computers. He started student-run schools and award-winning, employee-run businesses and discovered the engine that runs these types of organizations involve specific patterns of incentives and feedback.


Currents 002: Brian Hanley on Releasing the Vaccines



In this Currents episode, Jim talks to Brian Hanley about his view on the economic impact & recovery of COVID-19, the dramatic social impacts emerging, his views & experience with vaccine creation, vaccine risks & effectiveness, his proposal for rolling out vaccines immediately, immunity dynamics, and more.

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EP55 Jack Murphy on Leaving the Left



Jack Murphy

Jack Murphy talks to Jim about his professional & political background, why he started The Liminal Order, his book, Democrat to Deplorable, the left’s attack on masculinity, Jack’s view on the manosphere & men’s rights movement, the toxic masculinity meme, gender equality vs equity, post-modernism, the authoritarian leftGamebidentity politics, the negative impacts of social justice, systemic & implicit racism, Trump’s personality, new masculinity, localism, and more.

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Jack Murphy is the founder of the Liminal Order, a writer, speaker, podcaster, and author of “Democrat to Deplorable: Why Nine Million Obama Voters Ditched the Democrats and Embraced Donald Trump.”.

Jack has a B.A. in Economics from George Mason University and a Master’s degree from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. At GU he studied International Finance and International Affairs.


Currents 001: Simon DeDeo on University Censorship



In this inaugural Currents episode, Jim talks to Simon DeDeo about speech censorship at elite Anglosphere universities, differing generational perspectives on personal liberty, the coddled mind & postmodern neo-Marxist theories, Simon’s platonic cocktail party model, hospitality as a norm, College incentives, alternate metaphors for collective education, and more.

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