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Blockchain Tech Can Redistribute Power and Erase Borders | Toni Lane Casserly

We live in a distributed Pangaea.
我的意思是 我们曾经都生活在一个大陆上 那么国界是什么
I mean we were all one continent once and what is a border?
A border is like someone walking into your house with a can of gas and a gun
把煤气罐放下 看着你说 这是我的房子
and setting the can of gas down and looking at you and saying this is my house.
你心想 “什么?”
And you’re like, ‘what?’
Me and my indigenous family have lived here for centuries,
like this is our house and
但殖民者说 不 这是我的房子
colonialism says no, this is my house and
如果你不想去… 比如 崇拜我们的神 之类的
if you don’t want to go and like worship our deities and all these things then like
那么 你们知道 你们有个选择
you know, you have options.
一个选择是我们用枪 指着你 或者另一个选择是 把煤气罐踢翻
And one is the gun, which could be for you, or the other is kick over the can of gas.
把一切烧了 什么也不会剩下
I can just burn this down and you would have nothing left
and then it would be much easier for it to be mine.
并且在我摧毁它之后 我重建它没有资本问题
And I have no capital issues rebuilding it after I destroy it.
That’s how we created borders.
这是一个什么样的世界 发生这样的事情竟然可以接受?
What kind of a world do we live in where that’s acceptable?
事实是到现在这种事还在到处发生 只是不再像以前那样明目张胆罢了
And that still acceptable all over the world today, it’s just a generally not as public.
But it’s nuts.
你要问我 我们有朝一日会生活在一个完全无边界的世界吗?
And do I think that we will live in a fully borderless world?
我觉得这将需要做出很多改变 需要花费大量时间 我们看看
That’s going to take a lot of change or a lot of time and we’ll see what happens with
随着气候的变化 世界将会如何改变 这种影响可能是深远和巨大的
the effects of climate change, which could fundamentally have some massive impacts as
far as creating what I would call a civilized refugee crisis.
But the way that
we’re starting to think about living in a borderless world
is actually through one of my technologies.
它叫Bitnation 由苏珊•滕珀尔霍夫创建 我是合伙人
And It’s called… it’s founded by Susanne Tempelhof, and I’m a partner in the company. It’s called Bitnation.

And Bitnation is essentially the idea of Facebook for governance or DIY government.
我们实际上是在一个针对被剥夺公民权人民的人权平台上 开展并创造了一种无边界社会
And we start out creating a borderless society by actually working on a human rights platform for people who have been disenfranchised.
So we use blockchain technology to give refugees a global identity,
a one-world citizenship.
And we also do all of the E-identity for the government of Estonia.
So we work within systems of government who are interested in using these technologies
but in a way that fundamentally empowers every person on earth
一种能够生活 存在且被认可的权利
to exist to have the right to live, to exist and to be and to be recognized.
So that’s how we’re starting this world that has the potential to a least
at least for the time being have more fluid borders.
And in the future
I personally believe that the idea of government should be market based.
People should be able to opt in and to opt out of systems of governance
in the ways that they are able to provide for their people.
因此政府实际上是一种观念 通过竞争成为比其它政府更好的政府
So governments are actually what a concept, competing to be better,
to take care of their people more than any other government.
That is so deeply humanizing and
如果我们要居住在一个有着许多自主自治 自我管理的组织的世界的话
I think it’s absolutely necessary if we are to live in a world
that is going to have any kind of autonomous self-governing organization.
所以 是的
So yeah,
our whole world is creating new holacratic systems of government and we start by giving
我们从把它给比其他人都需要的人民开始 因为那些人不应该被忘记
it to people who need it more than anyone because those people should not be forgotten.
There are so many brilliant things and incredible things that distributed ledger technology
can provide for generally the benefit of our entire human race.
Like allowing people who are financially disenfranchised to have access to services that they would’ve never of had before
像拥有他们自己的地契 自己的身份
like owning their own land titles, owning their own identity,
being able to create contracts without third party interference.
那样说来 这种技术是如此神奇
And in that way there’s so much magic.
我的意思是 把它给予那些生活在一种货币过度通胀
I mean giving people who live in economies where their currency is so over inflated,
and that’s just out of their hands and out of their control.
比如 你住在委内瑞拉 汇率和通胀水平是如此之高
If you live in Venezuela, for example, and the exchange rate and the amount of inflation
is so high that a bag of flower costs $313,
那种分布式分类技术 Bitcoin 虚拟货币 对这些人民的意义是重大的
that kind of a technology, distributed ledger,Bitcoin, the Internet of money, that’s huge for those people.
And I think the serious cons of this could be,
第一 很多机构都在建立分布式分类技术系统
one, that a lot of institutions who are building distributed ledger technology
are building in a way that doesn’t necessarily expand the way that they’re looking at this technology.
A lot of people they’re spending like millions of dollars building massive Excel spreadsheets
not actually blockchains.
And I think that’s a very current issue.
But in the long term
if we are living in a world where all of that information is transparent
或者你所做的一切都无法删除 所有的信息
or public and you’re never able to delete something that you do and all of that information
都并不是被那种技术的系统所拥有 你也无法掩饰你的身份 或者拥有个人隐私
is not owned by the system that is the technology and you can’t mask your identity or have your
你所做的一切 每一个印记都被监视着 被公共政府所掌控
own privacy and everything you do, every step you take is monitored and held in the hands
of a public organization, that’s apocalyptically threatening.
And I think that we have to make sure that this technology is honestly based on the
此技术被创造时的道德和意识形态 如此
ethic and the ideology of which the technology is invented, it’s very unlikely that it’s
going to be able to go in that way because of the impact, the positive benefit that it’s
actually going to bring to people around the world.
这对每个人来说都是可怕的 因为它不是针对某一个人或是随机抽取
That’s genuinely scary for everyone because it’s not like you can go in and one person randomly,
因为他们处于权力中心 可以任意修改增删信息 这是不可取的
because they have a position of power, can edit something in or out, that’s not how it works.
所以你得保障这种技术的独立性 这意味着数据区块链技术
So you have to preserve the integrity of the technology, which is that blockchain technology
是无边界的 自发的 去中心化的且不可更改的
is borderless, it is voluntary, it is decentralized and it is immutable.
无可更改是极其重要的属性 这使得这种技术仍然保持着伪匿名的特点
And in being immutable is extremely important that the technology remains pseudo anonymous.
让我们想一下 比方说你生活在一种腐败
Because let’s say you’re living in an area where you are under the forces of a corrupt
且暴力的统治之下 如果你要做些什么 比如你想领导解放
and violent government and let’s say you are doing something, you are trying to lead a
比如你需要登记信息 但这些信息永远都能被看见
liberation and if you are cataloging your information in a way that is going to be forever
capable of being seen and in a way that your identity is not owned by the individual but
is owned by an institution, that’s terrifying.
那是一种反乌托邦的未来 我们不能在那种世界生活
That is a dystopian future and we cannot live in that kind of a world.
因此应用这种技术你得明白 我们还只在
So with these kind of technologies you have to realize that we’re just at the beginning
of what is about to be this balloon and blossom.
And this is why it is so important for people to begin to practice and to own their own
去用另外一种方式赢得自治权 是如此重要
autonomy in a fundamentally different way.
不只有一个数据区块链 是数据区块链生态系统的动人之处
There’s not just one blockchain, and this is the beauty of the blockchain ecosystem
is that you have a blockchains like the Bitcoin Blockchain, which fundamentally is like the
显然会更加安全 这才是原本数据区块链的本质
most secure – it’s the original blockchain.
比特币数据区块链尤其有意思 因为它的创造者
And the Bitcoin Blockchain is particularly interesting because the creator of the Bitcoin
绰号叫Satoshi Nakamoto的人是隐匿的
Blockchain, who goes under the moniker Satoshi Nakamoto, is invisible.
And so you have actually from within the system no general singular point of authority.
在Bitcoin 你不必受制于仁慈的独裁者 因为它的创造者
You don’t have a benevolent dictator in Bitcoin because the creator, understanding the value
懂得这个系统的价值 他 或者她 从这个项目中退出
system of what he was doing, or she, removed themselves from the project and essentially
隐匿于互联网 消失在人群中
became invisible to the Internet, dropped off the face of the earth.
Satoshi nakamoto在2011年 最后一次小对话中告诉所有人
Satoshi Nakamoto has had one last little bit of communication in 2011 to tell everyone
Dorian Nakamoto是一个被指认为Satoshi的无辜日本人
that Dorian Nakamoto, who is this innocent Japanese man that was accused of being Satoshi
这个人突然被媒体轰炸 Satoshi澄清说Dorian Nakamoto其实
and all of a sudden was thrown into the media to say that Dorian Nakamoto was not actually
不是Satoshi Nakamoto 所以媒体被要求停止对其打扰
Satoshi Nakamoto please stop harassing him people from the press.
And so that’s actually the beauty of the Bitcoin Blockchain and the way that it is not only
理想得以付诸实践 而且由创建者贯彻实施
ideologically constructed in practice but in action from the founder.
但比特币并非仅有的数据区块链 实际上数据区块链有很多
But the Bitcoin Blockchain isn’t the only blockchain, in fact there are many blockchains
and there will probably be many more blockchains.
对于数据区块链来说 拥有互操作性是种健康且有利的生态系统
And it’s a healthy robust ecosystem for a lot of these blockchains to have interoperability.
For example, there is the Ethereum Blockchain.
And Ethereum is primarily used for smart contracts.
And you essentially have people that are capable of creating apps like in the Apple App Store,
除了这种程序可以有自己独立的受众 可以独立赚钱
except that those apps can have their own independent crowd sale and can be independently
monetized by the people who use those applications and who believe in the ideas.
因此本质上 与其用大的风投 有人会说
So essentially instead of having a big VC funding around, someone can come in and say
I really think that doing a blockchain based prediction market is fascinating and it’s
而且 这是只有数据区块链技术才能做到的
something that has only become possible because of blockchain technology.
因此与其去冒险 我更倾向应用(数据区块链)这个想法
So instead of going adventure route I’m actually going to open up this idea, this technology
我在一个面向全社区的数据区块链 以太坊平台上 应用这种技术
that I built on the Ethereum platform, which is a blockchain, to the community.
And I’m going to allow the community to fund this idea with something like Either,
which is the currency of Ethereum.
并且 通过这种方式 我们不仅能筹到相应资金
And in doing that we not only have the money to build
but people also had the ability to become monetized
as they interact on our platform and our system.
And so I think the future for blockchain technology
从根本上来说 是因为你在原则上有选择
is fundamentally because you have opt in principles
就比如 假如你有的选
it’s like would you, if you had the choice,
would you opt in to a restricted Internet?
And so I think that generally people are going to move toward the ideas that inherently and
这种本质上来说能给他们以最多选择 最大自由的想法
fundamentally give them the most opportunity and the most freedom.
但就我个人而言 拥有一种健康的
But in my personal opinion it’s healthy to have this robust ecosystem of ideas where
能够使人们创造的生态系统是积极的 最重要的是
many people can create, and fundamentally and the true nature of this technology being
而这种技术的本质 是人们能自主选择的市场
a market based invention people are able to choose.
They’re able to choose which blockchain provides the best services for them, what matches with
最符合他们的意识形态 他们所相信的且想要付诸于生活的东西的数据区块连
their ideology how they believe and how they want to carry out their life.
这些是很重要的 我相信
And so fundamentally it’s not necessarily – I would like to believe that the wisdom
群众的智慧会引导我们走上这技术的正道 因为
of the crowds will guide us in the right direction for this technology because what is the value
如果不是为了这些参与系统的人们服务 那这玩意儿还有什么用呢
of something like this if it is not for the people participating in the system?