Come to Amsterdam on October 30 to build the parallel establishment.
Is anyone going to be in Amsterdam the day before? We could have Substack meet up haha
This is great news 🥳 coming from London, looking forward to connecting, learning and be inspired. Meet ups before would be great!
Thank you for organizing this event and sharing this perspective, Balaji.
You capture some of the core reasons for a general malaise in my demographic (25-year-old male).
Ambitious, solution-oriented young people must participate in systems that, in many instances, actively discourage accomplishment and adherence to truth, and instead encourage a twisted self-loathing and mentality of victimhood. The alternative to this path is to embark on a lonely, failure-prone foray into entrepreneurship, often characterized by incumbent abuses and regulatory overreach.
Sadly, many in my age group have resorted to hedonistic pursuits in an attempt to fill the void left where true purpose should be. This issue is one of the greatest of our time and it is manifesting itself across many vectors in society.
I hope to attend your event if I can do so in a non-financially ruinous way.
Very excited to meet everyone! Full-time in the DAO ecosystem, 2yrs specifically focused on Network State concepts, with successes & failures, and trying to wrap my head around how to actually get a larger group of decentralized people rallied around an agreed action plan for the implementation of a Network State initiative.
So much easier said than done, but the vision is real, and so is the reality that Network States are the future for humanity. Really looking forward to hearing about all your experiences in this space and learning from it :)
Great read, It made me buy a ticket. See you in Amsterdam
> Moreover, the Internet is the basis for an entirely new global political coalition. It won’t be based on “Western values”, for the simple fact that (a) too many in the West itself reject those values, (b) most population, time, and even capital is increasingly on the Internet rather than in the West itself,
Call them, "Historically Western Values".
I live near Amsterdam and will be at the conference. I’m happy to join others the day before or after.
Planning to be there virtually! I have found your voice and builder spirit very refreshing.
I do have higher hopes that America could evolve into something healthier than she is now but I admit she is quite ill in ways a lot of people don’t seem to appreciate.
For anyone browsing, I have a substack about what some of these parallel institutions might look like both for news, governance, and enforcement that I tried to write in a funny and entertaining way. I’m a very practical person and I describe some fairly straightforward functional things to get all of us living in the same reality again.
Excited for the conference and chat with startup society founders!
Just booked my ticket! Would love to meet anyone interested in building a dashboard for their communities/network state to proof their purpose. Let me know in the comments here
Excited abt the conference, thanks for doing it. It would be great to have some sense of programmer/schedule.
Conference sounds great. I follow @balaji pretty close and this is the first I've heard of this conference, was it announced earlier?
What I love about this idea is the amount of new countries and living communities that will form as a result of this conference. Is nation the new startup?
I will come
Just booked! Looking forward to meeting everybody. I'm flying in from London Gatwick 1625 on Sunday eve. If anyone else is on that flight wild be good to connect 😁
After Token2049/Metacamp meetup in SG last month, excited to be coming to Amsterdam too