Think: Digital Futures
Think: Digital Futures tells stories from the digital age. Each episode explores how today’s technology is transforming tomorrow — from our biology, habits, relationships, spaces to our place in the universe.
We explore: Can you build a society on the Blockchain?
When you think about Puerto Rico—decimated by Hurricane Maria, a debt crisis and the longest power blackout in US history—most people see destruction. To a small group of cryptocurrency millionaires, it’s a chance to build a new type of society from scratch. A society built on blockchain technologies.
We chat to Dr Pip Ryan (University of Technology Sydney) and Nathan Waters (founder of Peerism) about what a blockchain based society might look like. Then we speak to journalist Antony Lowenstein about whether this is just a case of disaster capitalism in disguise.
Cheyne Anderson started volunteering at 2SER in 2015 producing news and current affairs for The Wire. Since making the switch to long-form journalism, she's become a regular contributor to Think:Health and Think: Sustainability and has produced for ABC RN's This is About.