Building a Utopia: 3 People That Believe Blockchain Tech Can Help Create a Better World

Building a Utopia: 3 People That Believe Blockchain Tech Can Help Create a Better World

In Blog/Digital Governance

According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, a utopia is defined as, “a place of ideal perfection especially in laws, government, and social condition.” Leaders throughout history have strived to create their own version of an ideal world, long before the word “utopia” even existed.

What a perfect world might look like, varies greatly depending on the individual. However, the advent of new technology offers unique opportunities to alter the world around us, in ways that weren’t previously possible.

The introduction of blockchain technology, for example, has given rise to a new breed of enlightened thinkers, who hope to bring humanity one step closer to an ideal society.

With that in minds, let’s take a look at 3 people who hope to use blockchain technology in order to create a better tomorrow.

Roger Ver

Roger Ver (Source: Wikipedia Commons)

Early bitcoin startup investor Roger Ver is attempting to use cryptocurrency, which is exchanged through the use of blockchain technology, to start his own libertarian country.

The investor is in talks with various nations to purchase land, in order to create a society free of both government and taxation. Ver told Bitcoin Magazine, ““We have approached a number of different governments already, and we have actually been really surprised at how eager they are. Governments love money, and so, we will have to negotiate the final details.”

Without a central government, the bitcoin pioneer emphasized the fact that citizens would be responsible for raising money for roads and other necessities.  

Ver clearly recognizes the important role blockchain technology and cryptocurrency play in building his utopia. He reiterated this fact by stating, “Thanks to cryptocurrencies, now there is a way to fundraise for people all over the world who are interested in this. Myself and my other friends all have a fair amount of capital now because of cryptocurrency. Dying with a pile of money isn’t any fun, so let’s make the world a better place.”

Will blockchain technologyhexayurt be responsible for helping build a libertarian paradise?

It appears we may soon find out.

Vinay Gupta

Vinay Gupta (Source: Flickr)

Vinay Gupta is a man who wears many hats.  He is an inventor, systems theorist, and cryptocurrency enthusiast. Gupta is arguably best known for inventing the hexayurt, an inexpensive housing structure that could (at least in theory) eliminate homelessness on a global level.   

The inventor believes in using what he calls “utopian technologies” to address many of mankind’s greatest challenges. Gupta feels that cryptocurrency, smartphones, and his invention the hexayurt, could serve as empowerment tools for the impoverished and perhaps one-day end global poverty.

The theorist has also advocated the use of blockchain technology to create a utopian global democracy on the internet. According to Gupta, this democracy would allow everyone on the Earth to vote on issues that could potentially impact the entire planet.

If Vinay Gupta is correct, supporters of a global democracy may have a valuable new tool in the form of blockchain technology.

Alexandre Gellert Paris

Alexandre Gellert Paris (Source: i.ytimg.com)

Alexandre Gellert Paris is an officer for the United Nation’s Framework Convention on Climate Change. Paris advocates using Ethereum blockchain technology to help win the battle against the Earth’s rapidly changing climate. He believes, “blockchain could contribute to greater stakeholder involvement, transparency, and engagement and help bring trust and further innovative solutions in the fight against climate change, leading to enhanced climate actions.”

Theoretically, blockchain could be utilized in a way that could help facilitate the trading of carbon assets, the owner of which would be able to emit a predefined amount of greenhouse gases.  According to a recent article from Singularity Hub, “Companies can buy and sell these like any other asset, and this market can benefit from the increased efficiency and transparency of the Ethereum blockchain. In fact, IBM and a new organization called Energy Blockchain Lab are currently trying to adapt the blockchain to China’s carbon trading market.”

It sounds as though Planet Earth stands to benefit a great deal from the use of blockchain technology in the coming years.

For more incredible people helping progress blockchain technology in impactful ways for society, check out our Moving the Chain series! And for other articles by our wonderful contributor Jacques, check out right here!