Whenever I attend Blockchain meetups, I feel this sense of energy and excitement about what’s to come. After all, there’s a sample bias of technologists who are determined to build a more egalitarian society and meet the promises that internet was originally meant to deliver. As the motive shifts from building for profit to building for social good through technology, it’s easy to feel that this is a change that must be embraced by all.
I am convinced that the shift will come and that it’s only a continuation of what we have seen in the past. Just as the arrival of physical light triggered the “chemistry of the shallow oceans and the atmosphere [to] suddenly change,” so that those with eyes and sight could rapidly evolve and survive, internet has brought on tools that forced organizations to evolve and survive by lowering the barrier to entry for accessing information and building software.