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  • The Sovereign Individual: The most relevant read to understand the macro conditions that are leading towards mistrust in the establishment, and how the cyberspace will flourish and become de facto jurisdiction. Written in 1997, it predicts trends like cryptocurrencies, remote work, DAOs and jurisdictional competition.
  • How to start a new country: Great overview of multiple mechanisms to kickstart a cloud-first, land-last country on the Internet.
  • Summary of the Network State: The Network State in one sentence, one paragraph, and one page.
  • Dynamic Geography: Interesting take on possible solutions to make governance more efficient, including a take on smaller communities.
  • Crypto Cities: Vitalik's take on crypto cities.
  • The Decentralized Country: Primer on cloud-first nations powered by DAOs.
  • A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace: A declaration on the freedom of cyberspace and lack of control from land governments over it.
  • A Declaration of the Interdependence of Cyberspace: A modernized take on the original one above.
  • WTF happened in 1971: Interesting stats about how the current system is failing the new generations.
  • Bitcoin whitepaper: A classic.
  • The Wealth of Nations: Published in 1776, in the same year as the Declaration of Independence, Adam Smith's celebrated defense of free market economies has had a similarly significant impact on the course of modern history. The most remarkable and enduring innovation of The Wealth of Nations was to see the whole of economic life as a unified system, but it is also notable as one of the Enlightenment's most eloquent testaments to the sanctity of the individual in relation to the state.

🔮 Sci-Fi Reads

  • Daemon, by Daniel Suarez: Portrays DAOs running the world. A high-tech thriller for the wireless age that explores the unthinkable consequences of a computer program running without human control—a daemon—designed to dismantle society and bring about a new world order.