Ep 25. Giacomo Zucco & Svetski. Bitcoin & the HOPF Cycle of the Internet.


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Welcome !!!

Episode 25 has been my favourite so far. @GiacomoZucco is by far one of the most consistent, intelligent and authentic people I've had the pleasure of not only learning from, but speaking to & meeting.

This conversation touched on so many things which are relevant NOW, and for life in general.

We covered Bitcoin of course, but also understanding those who do & don't understand Bitcoin with a very useful Venn-Diagram style heuristic that I think you will all find incredibly useful.

We spoke about Giacomo's early days as a scientist, about complexity and about how that led to him being a Libertarian (in the congruent, traditional sense of the term) and later a Bitcoiner.

We spoke about how the right AND the left are both idiots.

We discussed Seasonality, the HOPF Cycle which many of you know, ie;

- Strong man create good times

- Good times create weak men

- Weak men create hard times

- Hard times create strong men

And how this theme consistently comes up throughout history, and what we can do (if anything) to either lengthen or shorten the frequency of certain periods and perhaps minimise the amplitude also.

We discussed the Memetic nature of ideas, and how modern warfare is memetic in nature because all out, overt violence is no longer as functional-a-tool as it used to be.

So much good stuff in this discussion.

Listen to it. Share it around. Subscribe to the channel, and make sure you check out Giacomo's article on The Bitcoin Times:


You can find Giacomo on Twitter @GiacomoZucco


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More coming soon!

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