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We are envisioning a new world where today’s aging, less useful and even dangerous financial systems
are replaced by or mixed with more disruptive innovations and exchanges. Imagine yourself deprived of all of today’s financial resources. Maybe you’re a refugee or stateless. Yet you still have your handset and laptop and Internet and a broadband cellphone connection….

Thank you guys!

by Irene Cassarino

Ciao Gang!

At this point I’d like to thank you a lot for your participation and your interesting contributions to our discussion.
I can hardly believe that one month has passed since the beginning of our contemplations about the history of money, future bartering systems, and the absence of online communism. KashKlash has become a lively platform…


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Press release: share it!

by Irene Cassarino
KashKlash “How can you rob a bank in a world without money?” wonders science fiction writer Bruce Sterling, one of the collaborators of the new foresight project KashKlash.

KashKlash is a lively platform where you can debate future scenarios for economic and cultural exchange. Beyond today’s financial turmoil, what new systems might appear? Global/local, tangible/intangible, digital/physical?…


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Service issues: gravatar and twitter

by Administrator

Hola,

we thought this feature might interest you, as it’s not only useful for
our project but can be used on all enabled weblogs.

A gravatar, or globally recognized avatar, is simply an avatar image
that follows you
from weblog to weblog appearing beside your name when you
comment on gravatar enabled sites. Like ours!

It justs takes a couple of minutes to…


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New Draft of invite letter

by Bruce Sterling

*This draft is more verbose, but it addresses Heather’s suggestions and it’s a little more alluring for the intellectually curious — bruces

How do you rob a bank that’s no longer a bank?

How can you rob a bank in a world without money?” wonders science fiction writer Bruce Sterling, one of the collaborators of the new…


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New on-line bartering platform in Switzerland

by Nicolas Nova

A recent and intriguing announcement coming from Switzerland: a swiss bank recently backed a on-line bartering platform.

easyswap is a new platform that allows to exchange goods and services. The company aims at promoting a different set of values ranging from encouraging the trading of unused goods, allowing exchange between different socio-economic circles and “supplement the market…


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final questions: latest proposal

by Bruce Sterling

Please help us create future scenarios for the project we call ‘KashKlash’ which is about the future of money, sociality, and alternative currencies.
We plan to share the results with all the correspondents who answer our poll!

We are envisioning a new world where today’s aging, less useful and even dangerous financial systems are replaced by disruptive innovations with new…


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China To Begin Taxing Profits From Virtual Currencies

by Joshua Klein

This may be a aside, but it’s a critical one - when one of the world’s largest nation states recognizes virtual currencies as “real” and legitimate enough to tax, there has been a significant power shift. This goes beyond simple precedence, but into the Friedman-esque interconnectedness and post-singularity chaos in economic systems that we’re seeing the current…


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Hierarchy of Value: Empowering the Many

by Mark Cobbold

Is there a hierarchy of value linked to human needs and motivations?
Can there be trade between levels in such a hierarchy?
Could such trade be globally interoperable, but based on “local” micro-economies?

Abraham Maslow published his Hierarchy of Needs within Motivation and Personality (1954), and it is an interesting exercise to revisit it within the context of value based systems.

Personal and group…


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Turtling all the way down to 5 key questions

by Nicolas Nova

Reading all the content we have produced so far in the train, I am quite amazed by the richness of the material we have. It’s a bit messy but that’s how collaboration is generally made of. Given the schedule we have, I think it’s important to shoot the questionnaire to secondary authors pretty soon. I am…


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KashKlash, my thoughts

by Michele Visciola


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Areas of possible interest in designing new scenarios - my stab

by Irene Cassarino

Thank you Nicolas for your proposal!!

As I promised, this is my stab: I tried to include some of Nicolas’ hints, althought something is different. I do hope differences will feed the discussion!

1. Drivers for potential change

Is there any? which one? in which direction will it/they likely lead us?

What about reactionary forces that could hamper the change/…


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Issues summary - Common patterns for 2015

by Nicolas Nova

Carefully perusing all the different questions we’ve put on the table this week, I tried to find a commond thread, or at least a common set of issues that our group is interested in.

  1. The unique currency issue: there is so far no global, or unique, currency, the issue of having a new one has been discussed…

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Shall we refine the questions? You first

by Irene Cassarino

Hi guys,

wow, I’m amazed by the brainstorming here. You wrote such brillant pieces!!!

I can already see some common questions emerge, but I don’t want to move faster than you and I wish you to take your stab first in the refinement step.

You can decide either to refine your own list of questions/areas of interest, or…


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The Bank of Common Knowledge

by Régine Debatty

With the motto “taking the Internet to the streets” and inspired by the way the web works, Barcelona-based group Platoniq explores alternative models to distribute, shape and share information, knowledge and cultures. The models they propose are both innovative and built upon a tradition based on political, social and cultural movements that started thirty years ago. But while in the…


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Future Fungible - Multiplicity or Singularity?

by Joshua Klein

The biggest concern for me in facing 2015’s currency issues is that of proliferation - I can barely manage the multiplicity of social currencies I have now. I shudder to think how it would be if I were to find an order of magnitude more limited-platform transactable commodities I had to trade in order to realize their value.

How…


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