Between May and October 2017, The Global Challenges Foundation ran a competition requesting for proposals to improve the framework of global governance to meet the increasing stakes of the 21st century. I was happy to take part in this competition with a diverse and global team, submitting an idea which we call “ComplexCity”. We were overjoyed to hear that our idea has been selected as a semi-finalist, top 100 out of more than 2500 submissions sourced globally.
I would like to share the executive summary of the idea with the Internet community, humbly requesting your consideration, feedback and suggestions. Read More
I have too many ideas and not enough time to work on all of them. So I'm starting a new series called Projects I Would Like To See. Read More
So here is one application for the blockchain, that is not about reimagining financial instruments. I would like to solve the problem of queues. Yes queues. Like when you queue up to buy tickets for the cinema, or fast food, or to see the doctor. I believe solving this would fix one of the fundamental traits of capitalism.
I just read a headline reading "Democracy is dying as technocrats watch". I find this ludicrous.
Democracy *is* dying but it's not because Donald Trump won. It would have still been in terminal condition had Hilary won or Obama stayed. Why? Read More
This is a pet peeve I've had for so long, but it has been made more urgent given the proliferation of fake news and ad-spam, even as traditional news sources are downsizing from decreasing revenues. Let me present a possible business model to pull this off. Read More
The news of Donald Trump's presidency has been so singularly distressing that I absolutely had to take time out to come to terms with it, make sense of it for myself, integrate it into my understanding of the world as it is (and not as I would like it to be).
This essay therefore is more for me than anyone else, but I’m putting it up and out there because my belief (strengthened anew more than ever) that the only way global democracy works is with radical openness. Read this or don’t, support or criticize, share or rebut but regardless, let’s engage with one another more, even if -perhaps especially if - we disagree strongly. Read More