The Network State: Reviews

vitalik.eth
@VitalikButerin
What do I think about network states? This one somehow ended up VERY long, but.... oh well, enjoy! https://t.co/2V3cCuW1T7
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Jul 13
John Carmack
@ID_AA_Carmack
In @balajis https://t.co/pzgRd4E5b4 there is a line about “history as written to the ledger vs history written by the victors”, that made me curious: Wikipedia edit wars are a thing, but the edit history assuages me. Are there cases where histories have been wiped by victors?
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Aug 09
Raoul Pal
@RaoulGMI
If you have 2 1/2+ hours this weekend, I think you'd very much enjoy this broad and deep conversation around network states, technology, history and the future with the wonderful polymath @balajis 1/ https://t.co/guaNdyaxFM
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Aug 19
@jackbutcher
@jackbutcher
From nations to nodes. https://t.co/krlJCJF3um
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Apr 07
Tim Thielmann
@TimThielmann
@DylanLeClair_ The Network State by @balajis. Essential reading on macro. Combines historical insight with actionable strategies. Poses a critical challenge for #bitcoin: how do we build a post-nation-state high-trust society with a trustless protocol at its core?
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Jul 25
This is why I think @balajis' 'Network State' model has legs: it's already the case among forward-looking elites with the agency to engineer their working lives. And everything in American life starts at the top before percolating down to everyone to some extent.
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Jul 22
@joshelman @saranormous @ycombinator Also the alums go on to do really amazing things that feed the whole sector. I think people underestimate the value of community especially over the course of decades. I legit believe YC is a prototype model for what @balajis talks about when he says the Network State.
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Aug 03
Lvl 99 Farmer
@permabeaull
Reading @balajis The Network State and loving every page of it. He even mentions @desoprotocol in the book, which is a project I keep finding myself thinking about lately. $deso
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Jul 22
The Network State by @balajis is connecting so many dots between history, politics and technology, it makes me feel like writing about it.
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Aug 03
riteshchopra.eth
@riteshchopra
1/ Started reading the book The Network State by @balajis. It is one of the most forward thinking ideas that I have come across.
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Jul 21
Crypto Network States will arise out of necessity in response to dim-witted policymaking. https://t.co/87Q9NkkdER
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Aug 18
Started The Network State by @balajis Just few pages in and totally mind blown by it. https://t.co/P95PX0fNJq
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Jul 27
The Network State by @balajis is so far the best argument for cryptocurrency that I've encountered. Faith in the State is plummeting and many people are turning back towards enduring symbols like ✝️and✡️and/or The Crypto Network as a source of truth. https://t.co/T3J4FhZxdv
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Aug 01
Punia
@puniaviision
In some ways, the Network State is the only compelling, future vision of the internet that isn't hedonistic entertainment or degenerate gambling. Does anyone know of others?
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Jul 25
@PJ_Cahill Still working through The Network State by Balaji Srinivasan. Tons of powerful current thoughts. Also worked through my notes from CS Lewis’s A Grief Observed. Probably my favorite book of Lewis.
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Jul 30
The idea of a Network State has me hook, line and sinker. A fascinating idea and a closer reality than you might think. https://t.co/zBq0VorEoV
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Jul 30
mleejr
@MLeeJr
A network state is a highly aligned online community with a capacity for collective action that crowdfunds territory around the world and eventually gains diplomatic recognition from pre-existing states. -@balajis https://t.co/6Wb3lRdXH1
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Aug 16
Thrilled to be 🤝 with @CoinSwitchKuber for this hackathon! If you’re a fan of @balajis’ @thenetworkstate, the ideas & projects coming out of this will be of major interest for you! If you’re not, exploreee! 🤩 @sequoia @SequoiaIndiaSEA @OgclubDAO @blockchainedind @0xTPHhttps://t.co/69cbvSFXQl
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Aug 04
kyle
@ipsumkyle
balaji could write the principia but newton could never write the network state
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Aug 06
Bankmanless
@BanklessHQ
131 - Rise of the Network State | @balajis Balaji wants us to all create our own countries. Is that Crazy? Or just too soon? Well, we don't call it the 'Bankless Nation' for nothin' 😉 Listen! https://t.co/k6xfJ3hE4Y
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Aug 08
This is the most interesting internet thing I have seen since the early 2000s. https://t.co/o6C2WgKh2N
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Jul 21
Pothu
@cryptoPothu
I just started reading The Network State (Balaji Srinivasan's book) and I'm intrigued. A lot of really cool ideas and interesting insights in it.
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Aug 14
CityDAO
@CityDAO
The Network State and the Future of Civilization, listen in to @licuende from @Nation3DAO + @memebrains and join the discussion. Change is happening. A decade from now we'll likely look back at these early discussions with a very different lens. https://t.co/zfWBFdRxjw
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Aug 16
Giancarlo
@GiancarloChaux
highly recommend these two books that came out recently The Network State by @balajis - great take on how countries will reform around digital communities The Metaverse by @ballmatthew - easily the most comprehensive forecast for the metaverse, NFTs, digital identities etc
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Jul 29
This is smart and good. If decentralization tech can’t be applied to foundational organization, what are we even doing? (See @balajis’s The Network State.) https://t.co/WNXDLri6Yj
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Jul 12
Chika
@ChikaUwazie
1. Here is a recap on the latest @BanklessHQ podcast episode with @balajis on the network state. Balaji shared a lot of gems, so let's dive in 🧵
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Aug 18
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@BarneyFlames
Tech Twitter copes with poor governance in SF in 4 different ways: 1. Miami (mostly crypto) 2. Austin (lots of companies, but now it has the same problems as SF) 3. Network state (balaji) 4. Denial (roon) Which way west coast technology brothers & sisters ?
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Aug 08
@balajis @thenetworkstate @hosseeb @tomhschmidt @tarunchitra @rleshner @tferriss @BreakdownNLW @nlw @owocki @RealignmentPod @esaagar @makosloff @APompliano Bonus! A graphic summary of the Seven steps to The Network State from the book's official website - https://t.co/jTaDhOx73W. #TheNetworkState https://t.co/3VNpU64dnX
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Aug 04
riteshchopra.eth
@riteshchopra
5/ In the Book - The Network State, @balajis takes this idea even further. He suggests “Cloud first, land last - but not land never”. Creating a new country and getting diplomatic recognition for it. This is a mind-blowing concept!
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Jul 21
BowTiedCrow
@BowTiedCrow
If you believe in the network state then you understand it’s the most revolutionary idea in the last 20 years. You also must understand it’s a threat. Which means you must know there are feds here. Already. It is what it is.
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Jul 22
The network state by @balajis is one of the most important memes in existence right now. I think it’s going to make all sorts of weird & profound, but positive transformations over the next century or longer. I can’t wait to see how it all plays out.
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Aug 03
CityCoins
@mineCityCoins
Everyone knows that we’re all addicted to our smartphones. But how do we address this without being hypocritical or controlling? One solution, from @balajis’ new book The Network State, is to create a parallel society. Here’s how:
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Jul 21
Chika
@ChikaUwazie
This is a literal representation of why the colonial borders must be withdrawn in Africa. I truly believe @afropolitan digital nation is the way to create a network state that changes this dynamic. https://t.co/4CYrLzNmJD
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Jul 30
maricris
@seemcat
📢 Public ✉️ for @balajis gm Balaji 👋. As you know, @womeninweb3 has been hosting a weekly Book Club Space for The Network State. We're now on the last chapter! We'd ♥️ for you to join us in our last space on Aug. 28th at 11am PDT. Pls drop your fave emoji if you're down 👇. https://t.co/TqJpo0qHSa
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Aug 14
The Network State by @balajis can’t be read quickly, however 33% in and there are already 3 big thoughts that changed my mental framing. This is especially true around what is happening in the world in 2022.
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Aug 06
Early Network States experiments starting to pop up. https://t.co/a7mg0iDIhI
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Aug 19
Luffy54.eth
@luffy41922
@OfficialMoonDAO is about the make the history as The 1st DAO to send people to space. Capacity of collective actions are must have for a online community to transform into a startup community, then union community and even network state as suggested in @balajis network state https://t.co/9Aa9HhYhDV
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Aug 04
I'm talking about The network state, post-liberalism, monarchy, and LARPing on The Pull Request. Join us live now! https://t.co/JTmYXl1356
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Aug 16
kuxigleb
@kuxigleb
What will the 21st century equivalent of financialization be? Some say 'more financialization', but the ambition of crypto extends far beyond assetization. Consider @balajis's 'network state', which is more akin to nation building.
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Aug 04
Audrey 🪩
@audreyz00
The world is changing, but why are even the things we assume to be constants now becoming variables? Here are my takeaways from @balajis appearance on the @tferriss podcast chatting about his new book The Network State 👇
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Jul 25
anyone working on a Christian "network state"?
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Aug 05
CityCoins
@mineCityCoins
How could we measure progress of a Network State built on #bitcoin?
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Aug 03
MemeBrains
@memebrains
Powerful chat with @Echecrates this week while recording another episode for the @CityDAO pod Whenever the worlds first Network State becomes officially recognized...it will inevitably be followed by many, many more Excited to share soon 🌍🦾☮️ @thenetworkstate
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Aug 06
Steph Smith
@stephsmithio
Aha moment from @balajis's new book: The Network State Many dismiss the idea of starting a new country, as the scale seems inconceivable. Yet many nations are small: 20% have a populace of <1m. 55% <10m! While numerous companies have amassed millions, if not billions of users. https://t.co/9TkaD0vjxN
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Jul 11
reads “the network state” by @balajis *once*: https://t.co/KRCP4aMe6e
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Aug 08
Kevin Riggle
@kevinriggle
So I’m about two pages into THE NETWORK STATE, which my network (yes) here in the Bay Area is super-into right now, and already I’m like, Lutheranism, you’re describing Lutheranism (and Catholicism, and United Methodism, and also probably Freemasonry)
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Aug 06
zico.eth
@zico_eth
@0xJim @balajis imo, the network state is a modern update on the sovereign individual… or at least the part where nations start competing for your citizenship
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Jul 31
Last Contrarian
@lastcontrarian
@balajis notes in his book that, men of God offer "thoughts and prayers". This has been mocked and substituted increasingly by men of "Gov" with "go out and vote". But, as State capacity declines, we're seeing young people mock "go out and vote" chant too - and rightfully so.
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Jul 05
McKenna
@Crypto_McKenna
Beyond the Fund I currently work for my next major personnel focus is founding a new country. Realising the Network State vision. Digital Authoritarianism is real and coming. The world needs a Nation founded under the principles of Individualism and Cryptography.
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Jul 22
.@Nick_Bruckman & I had an amazing interview today with @balajis for our NFT doc, thank you @cmschroed for help making it happen! His book the Network State is an incredible read: https://t.co/ParVjfBT2Q
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Jul 21
Andrew Wheeler
@sixfootbrit
@TallerAhuehuete Technology for imperialist aims, or for its own sake, is a negation of the needs of the people, and yet is it not also urgently needed? For example, building a network state for the people of Chiapas (and their global compatriots). @balajis book https://t.co/SlJGH2LJhy may help.
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Aug 12
EniGMa
@Seventh_Enigma
@balajis taught us about the network state. I’m introducing the idea that yuga labs is building the first one.
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Aug 06
rohit krishnan
@krishnanrohit
🚨New Essay🚨 Alright, time for @balajis The Network State! I ended up looking at it as actually 3 books - 1) how to build a network state, 2) why to build one, and 3) an excellent bibliography, which are good, meh and great respectively. Let's goooo.. https://t.co/HauebNTTld
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Jul 25
José Maria Macedo
@ZeMariaMacedo
If you’re feeling the bear market blues, highly recommend picking up “The Network State” by @balajis Will get you bulled up
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Aug 02
Murray Bauman
@MurrayBauman3
Love @balajis no holds barred approach in the Network State: ".. stealing/destroying was the best thing they could do. Sulzberger’s employees and American journalists in general are similar. They’re the Stasi with a stock symbol, the original surveillance capitalists."
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Jul 30
jihad
@jaesmail
@JsonDevlin i think balaji's thesis is directionally correct but ignores the political and economic realities of the vast majority of people need to think more deeply about the transition from tokenized community -> network state (if that will even exist)
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Jul 12
Aleph DAO
@AlephDao
A thread on the Network State 👇
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Aug 03
“Why does power care about the past? Because the morality of society is derived from its history.” - @balajis work “The Network State” To borrow a phrase from @bowtiedwhitebat…deep
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Aug 06
@basileSportif Loved this thread. Reading Balaji's Network State does make me wonder at what point the digital becomes the physical, and what the role of nation states will be in the next few decades
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Aug 03
L4Y3R
@L4Y3R__
@_whitneywebb @RileyWaggaman Have you looked at @balajis The Network State? Highly recommend for a realistic vision of West vs East
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Jul 12
Vinay
@leashless
@dbabbitt @GFXGarage @b_d_thompson @mattereum Hm. This is a *really* REALLY interesting chain of thought. I need to mull it. A fascinating angle. This Network State thing anywhere in your picture?
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Aug 06
Just read The Network State from @balajis, I’m gonna build the #FutureOfFrance state who’s in? 🥖
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Aug 03
bradford cross
@bradfordcross
YC as a network state is interesting! cc @balajis @patrissimo https://t.co/uoTe2dKQAv
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Aug 03
the network state 🤝 the nation state https://t.co/uJqFG0MXnd
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Jul 28
urbit
@urbit
network state in a box
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Jul 12
Vineet
@vin__eet
Started reading @balajis ’s The Network State https://t.co/0NEXFrb18D
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Aug 03
The Mind Scourge
@TheMindScourge
@skeldred It definitely won't last forever, I don't believe "The Last Man" is a stable developmental stage. Balaji's "Network State" is one early idea of what a new politics might look like; it reminded me of Ada Palmer's "Too Like the Lightning"
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Aug 07
Last Contrarian
@lastcontrarian
live look at me reading @balajis book today https://t.co/Rtk5lvnA4v
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Jul 04
Is the Digital Sabbath the best idea in the new @balajis book "The Network State"? It just might be. https://t.co/oFuuIbM5zR
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Jul 31
I've spoken about "meta-communities" before: https://t.co/hJCQZRNbaD So while reading this ebook from @balajis (https://t.co/6AhJMBOPlw), I realized there are some shared ideas about the future of online networks and communities.
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Jul 12
i like the idea of argentina as a network state.
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Jul 30
Dharmabhakt
@dharmechabhakt
If the news is fake, imagine history - A brilliant chapter by the The Network State. Verbalizes a lot of things you knew were happening, but couldn't organize your thoughts. #TheNetworkState https://t.co/7vsgwpYKw2
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Jul 12
@jpatten__ also balaji's central point of the network state. no longevity without collective ideological goal.
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Aug 15
Peter Conley
@PeterDConley
2 - Countries Ever hear of the term “Network State”? It’s the next step in a form of governance beyond the country. @balajis is trying to build the “playbook” for creating them. Learn more about it at https://t.co/5ry6VZkOHh
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Jul 22
South Park Commons
@southpkcommons
Next week, we're excited to host a fireside chat for SPC members with investor, founder, and author @balajis on his new book, The Network State. https://t.co/pT94s16gAY
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Aug 03
Matt Krisiloff
@mattkrisiloff
Reading @balajis's The Network State made me feel like we need to do a lot more to steer the US in a better direction. Making the US more functional continues to seem to me like a critical part of building a better world. https://t.co/WaftFWRu1v
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Jul 25
@ExitCapital @foxjust @HarvardBiz @balajis It's a helluva book Up to Chapter 3 & it is 'The Sovereign Individual' of our age
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Jul 25
Jur
@JurProject
@balajis has given a definition of the "Network State" & a vision - that online societies can crowdfund territory & get diplomatic recognition. He has created a dashboard with #Jur & 20+ other projects working on #NetworkState technology. Here's our take 🧵
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Jul 22
Cascading the former leviathans - God and State is an artistic way to introduce the Leviathanic might of the Network. "In the 1800s you wouldn't steal because God would smite you; in the 1900s, you didn't steal because the State would punish you; in the 2000s, you can't steal..
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Jul 30
NANCY VERMA
@NANCYVERMANAN
@balajis just bought The Network State. Very excited to read this one. Cheers from India!! https://t.co/tmgW23k2uY
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Aug 03
@asemota As far as modern nation-states go, black people globally have never created a nation state from reflection and choice. It has always been through accident and force. This is the 'original sin' we need to fix and a network state allows us to experiment with this in a real way.
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Jul 31
Sorry babe, it's the Network State
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Aug 12
Judah Gabriel
@JudahGabriel
Fantastic post by @balajis: "In the US, groups on both right and left are now asking themselves in different ways: are we the baddies? The left asks whether the US is institutionally racist, the right asks whether the US is irredeemably leftist..." https://t.co/ScSCqyFDHE
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Jul 11
This is a ridiculously cool experiment 🤯 https://t.co/vpQzN3Lec4
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Jul 21
Adam K. Stinson
@adamkstinson
@albertwenger This is the coolest project out right now @balajis is coming out strong
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Jul 21
Hierux
@hieruxx
@kocha_wu reading balaji's network state atm, so yeah this hits
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Aug 15
Jim
@jim_nomad_
Inspired by @balajis' tri-polar framework in The Network State, let's academically dig into a 3rd Century tri-polar case study & then tie-in with 3 Laws of Thermodynamics. Essay: https://t.co/d4MHmwf7u6 @1729writers @oneseventwonine @grant_nissly @Matt_Harder @Camelliayang
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Jul 26
NationNodes
@NationNodes
A nation node is a network state that is voluntary for all participants, governed by consensus and transacting & recording decisions on the #Bitcoin blockchain.
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Aug 04
ib
@lndian_Bronson
@antoniogm Balajistan Zindabad! The modern eye analyzes it as rootlessness, but it's more like inhabiting a very large space, taking up a great range. https://t.co/xZWxn0t84n
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Jul 22
The Red Quest
@TheRedQuest
@wesyang Someone's been reading Balaji's THE NETWORK STATE.
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Aug 15
Jason Levin
@iamjasonlevin
6/ @balajis is the author of The Network State. He's brilliant and has a clear thesis of the world. What I learned: - Own your email list - Newsletters > Newspapers - To predict future, look at past Subscribe to Balaji: https://t.co/cqeiKacNGL
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Aug 15
.@balajis' book does a good job verbalizing what a lot of crypto people understand the major frontier of blockchain disruption to be: it's a common goods technology that's actually poised to create a new model of organization at scale. Check it out: https://t.co/MTFSfyI04q
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Aug 01
Eric Olsen
@eolsencreative
The friction in developing a Network State is so severe. Totally get "finding your people" online. But next, we all have to decide on a place in the world we equally love/can feasibly afford/maybe be close enough to existing friends & family to make the jump? Singles only?
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Aug 03
Joshua Seymour
@joshuaseymour
@elonmusk @SaysSimonson "Technology has enabled us to start new companies, new communities, and new currencies. But can we use it to start new cities or even new countries? This book explains how to build the successor to the nation-state, a concept we call the network state." 🤔 https://t.co/QRyZe5hBWQ
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Aug 08
wassielawyer
@wassielawyer
@chinchinoshi @balajis Imagine Wassies achieve network state first.
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Aug 03
Politics in a nutshell. - @balaji (The Network State) https://t.co/gGfZgzlkn8
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Jul 29
Joey G
@JoeyJokesAlot
@kittysquiddy Hum this sounds a bit like the beginnings of Balaji Srinivasan’s idea for a network state but not enough details to be sure. Link below to book which is def worth a read (and free)
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Aug 17
Alex Honchar
@AlexRachnog
Starting a new country - is one of the most intriguing ideas for me. - started with Sulitzer's fiction "Green king" - watching what Patri @patrissimo is accomplishing - absorbing bold Balaji @balajis ideas in "Network state" We live in amazing times folks https://t.co/G6FsP7ObM4
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Aug 17
Twill.eth
@twillz24
Love how Balaji has started the Network State discussion
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Aug 19
Reading the Network State and then walking through Toronto and thinking of a network country that values traditional architecture and beautiful public spaces as evident and obvious to anyone.
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Jul 31
@FatManTerra Shouldn't CT make the first network state move to be off twitter? If everyone moved to a blockchain wouldn't people follow? @balajis All it needs is a little nudge from some big actors
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Jul 21
Balaji's Network State | Real Vision - This is Absolutely Brilliant. https://t.co/yLgH7bmldW
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Aug 19
@NTmoney @balajis a lot of talk about the end goal/game theory behind network state.Fact is nobody knows w certainty how socializing into cloud groups will evolve.I see a lot of benefits regardless whether it concludes w a formal “nation state”. Take the first steps and let it grow organically
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Aug 12
The Alien
@citizen2890
the network state is going to be a multidecade conversation & I'm happy we are kicking it off now
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Aug 16
Cabin
@creatorcabins
when @balajis defines network states by describing the Cabin roadmap: https://t.co/cQV0f7C07O
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Jul 07
Why should you never trust journalists? Refer to this page from @balajis new book: “the Network State” @thenetworkstate https://t.co/4jER9ZgyJw
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Jul 21
Nate
@automation4x
@BTC_for_Freedom Network states coming soon. When it comes, join.
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Aug 20
Magnus 🇺🇦
@Hinbur_Padsyr
If you have read Balaji Srinivasans book "The network state" and liked it, you will certainly vibe with this TED-Talk from Erik Ringmar about non-Western IR theory @IRhistory @balajis https://t.co/vDDI6FVndV
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Aug 19
Tim Thielmann
@TimThielmann
@MWPahl @AlexEpstein @BjornLomborg I’m skeptical that any politician will champion civil libs. The powers of states & trad. institutions are being dismantled & reconstituted globally (see The Network State by @balajis). But shrinking govt & restoring freedoms is *the core* of PP’s platform. So who’d be better?
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Aug 03
Fritz.dvl
@DvlFritz
@AlexAndBooks_ "The Network State: How to build a new country" - Balaji Srinivasan
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Aug 15
Brian Chau
@psychosort
I think part of my struggle with reviewing the Network State is that it's so idea-dense that I literally can't give all the ideas proper treatment (within the Substack word limit), even if I divide it into three parts.
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Jul 30
Vitalik Buterin's review of Balaji Srinivasan's "The Network State" is really excellent. https://t.co/68Sac3dKxA
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Jul 22
Optimal.TON
@Xstatic888
@johnnyirving__ @balajis @lexfridman I’m sure this will happen soon enough, but what the world needs even sooner is an Audible of the Network State by Balaji released chapter-by-chapter the moment he completes one.
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Aug 19
Simran Rahman
@simransrahman
@netcapgirl “Because now both the tech founder and the political activist can declare themselves presidents of a startup society.” - “The Network State” by Balaji S., highly recommend https://t.co/OCFH7F7z6E
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Aug 13
@walterkirn @Lex_Jurgen Now I'm think one of @balajis Network communities could be built around fraud/corruption detection. Sticky, resilient, scattered, broad skillset. Stack Overflow model. Possible % of any settlement as funding. Well, I'm tapping out for now. Thanks. Better to know, always.
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Jul 22
AbhishΞk
@fullyfinalpsd
@marto_gm network state 🤝
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Jul 22
@antoniogm @lndian_Bronson it’s a NETWORK STATE
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Jul 22
The Network State already exists https://t.co/HHsaq2iyAH
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Jul 22
Artists community were early adopters to creativeAI, NFT compared to architects. Network state is so crucial and impactful to future our industry. I request architects to do more philosophical and technical discussions around it. #aec #architecture
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Jul 22
MarkSmith/
@marksmithio
After recently listening to @balajis talk about Network States, this is what comes to mind: A Network State acquiring their $HNS TLD, forking $ENS or using the @impervious registry contract, & issuing/selling dSLDs as a certificate of citizenship e.g. balaji.networkstate/
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Jul 22
Gray Gotcher
@GrayGotcher
@CityDAO CityDAO is not a network state tho right? The plan is to be within the US. It has more in common with Sea Ranch CA to my understanding (culturally/socially aligned people making a new town from ground up to foster a certain type of life). Much less daunting than a network state
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Aug 08
Matt G
@DaddyMattyETH
After todays news around Tornado Cash, it’s more apparent than ever we strive for a separation of money and state. Only then can we allow for the rise of the network state which is better aligned with its citizens than the nation state.
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Aug 08
mavryk
@mavryk68
This was the cause the visionary hacktivist Aaron Swartz had died for, to make academic papers free on chain & open source the internet. If Aaron were still alive today, he would be the founding influencer for the network state to open source academic content on chain @balajis https://t.co/tHOVieFktR
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Aug 08
Bigtrendsguy
@bigtrendsguy
Rapid adoption of new technologies, especially the Internet, is shaking up societies and testing the nation-state system. @balajis foresees gradual replacement of the nation-state with internet-enabled “network states” that begin in the cloud: https://t.co/hSxKow2Hq2
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Jul 21
Jason
@prettyjson
@RyanASchiller Somebody’s been reading balaji’s network state :)
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Aug 13
Chika
@ChikaUwazie
The African diaspora has no impact on foreign policy so we must consolidate our power into a network state. The most highly educated and talented people globally are in this subset; it can not go to waste. @balajis https://t.co/fG2CYId6MQ
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Jul 22
Carl Peterson
@CarlHPetersonIV
If I had to give a number, gun to my head, I’d say that there will be a widely recognized as such network state in ~20 years
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Aug 23
@TheGuySwann Guy, I think you’ll appreciate this chapter of “The Network State”. I don’t agree with Balaji all the time, but this perspective is interesting. https://t.co/qEmjdPtFb1
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Aug 12
Joey DeBruin
@joey_debruin
There's just zero chance that two years ago I could have read @balajis "The Network State" on macroeconomics, geopolitics, and the shifting forms of nation states and felt it's something I could apply to my day to day, or incorporate into a vision for what we're building.
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Aug 22
@balajis Balaji, can I create an audiobook version for The Network State? I think more people need to consume your fantastic work. Personally, I only “listen” to audiobooks and I don’t think I’m the anomaly. If you wouldn’t mind me reading the current text aloud, please let me know!
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Aug 12
mleejr
@MLeeJr
@iamlilou5 @unofficialmfers @adamamcbride @benmezrich @CamiRusso @Ledger @OnChainMonkey @illiquidkiki I just finished...so good @balajis is a g...all I could think throughout the book is wow this is like mfers.
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Jul 22
The Network State by Balaji Srinivasan https://t.co/XTUmRYjbX1
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Aug 03
the reading group → network state pipeline
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Aug 23
Hot (literally - 32degrees) Sunday reads - Chapter 4 done & dusted! "This process of constantly forking and innovating & having it compete in the marketplace brings in new blood." The Network State, Balaji Srinivasan Very excited for the @womeninweb3 bookclub later today📖🫡
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Aug 14
gucchi.eth
@BeingPseudo
@punk6529 with 1, we still need 2 to get to 1. So 1 is the only solution. @balaji is maybe early than anyone else on this as well - and ‘win politically’ is the red thread on his entire network state thesis
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Aug 15
@RaoulGMI @balajis How do network states combat nation state violence and attacks on privacy? (I push on the parts I don't understand bc I want it to work)
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Aug 19
Peter Spitz
@PeterSpitz
@AdamSpitz I like the idea, but I have a question. Can I assume it’s possible to belong to multiple Network States at the same time, since each is governed (probably the wrong word) by One Commandment?
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Aug 19
@MLeeJr @iamlilou5 @unofficialmfers @benmezrich @CamiRusso @Ledger @OnChainMonkey @illiquidkiki @balajis Loved The Infinite Machine. I read through @balajis website and listened to his pods with Tim and vibe with much of what he’s envisioned. Got his book is on deck.
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Jul 22
W1ᵐᶠᵉʳ
@cryptoW1p0
@MLeeJr @unofficialmfers @adamamcbride @benmezrich @CamiRusso @Ledger @OnChainMonkey @illiquidkiki In the middle of The Network State, pure gold. Did you enjoy it ?
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Jul 22
gm to those reading "The Network State" by @balajis ☕️ https://t.co/F6sgdCvbUg
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Aug 16
Karthik Iyer
@skarthik89
@tjrwriting My visualization of a network state was more like Israel but started online.
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Aug 23
Tim Rooney
@tjrwriting
Are universities already network states? -likeminded people moving to the same place -satellite campuses across the world -deliberate iconography
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Aug 22
@thesis_co @EthCC @owocki @kelvinfichter @michaelherbig @alsoknownasLJ @OptimismGov @gitcoin @thegrifft We can extend this tech to the meatspace. Impact DAOs are native to the network state, while NGOs are native to the nation state. We can leverage blockchain tech - transparency, immutability, global-scale programmability to minimize overhead - to help NGOs grow. @owocki
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Jul 22
For those reading @balajis "The Network State" ... ... I just stumbled upon a group of (smart) people building tools and infra for "self-governance" here👇 https://t.co/M77dk7g74j Pretty inspiring to see how far they've gotten
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Aug 03
@RaoulGMI Network states are the future of our space 🪩 Such an amazing guest & topic @RaoulGMI !!
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Aug 19
Shingai Thornton
@shingaithornton
1/ I wrote down some thoughts on @balajis's recent book: The Network State https://t.co/Fi1Byf3Au8
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Jul 22
Tim Thielmann
@TimThielmann
“In a sense, the nation and the state are as different as labor and management in a factory. The former are the masses and the latter are the elite.” @balajis - The Network State
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Jul 22
@JurProject @balajis Here’s all of them in one place 👌 https://t.co/J9vNOgAI0n
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Jul 22
@thesis_co @EthCC @owocki @kelvinfichter @michaelherbig @alsoknownasLJ @OptimismGov @gitcoin @thegrifft We currently have no good global systems for coordination, but we are building them within Ethereum. We want high-res collective intelligence to solve the nation's problems. The network state & nation state augment each other, but the story is nuanced. @owocki
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Jul 22
rugnarok
@stokonomic
@balajis I listened to your podcast with @RaoulGMI today. Truly incredible. I think I understand the Network State idea now. We spend more hours in the cloud and almost none with our geographical neighbours. IMO network states are inevitable.
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Aug 20
anne.mnemosyn.eth
@annemnemosyne
"Network States" are interesting, but they're going to need tools for spatial coordination. Web2's maps aren't going to cut it.
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Aug 22
In so far as air miles and credit card points predated widespread use of decentralized monies like bitcoin, I believe Disney World and Googleplex will predate the rise of decentralized Network States.
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Aug 22
Prado
@pradologue
5/ Building a DAO? or read Balaji's Network state book Then this website is for you 👇 https://t.co/M66pnfrdSG
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Aug 17
Idan Levin
@_idan_levin
God is the most powerful The State is the most powerful The Network is is the most powerful My L1 is more powerful than your L1 Me dad is stronger than yours (The Network State) https://t.co/jTFF2lS7f2
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Jul 22
Paul Malin
@malinpaul
@RyanSAdams @kevinolearytv network state, network state, network state (that's a chant. it's quiet now, so maybe you can't hear it...)
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Aug 16
Goltra
@Goltra
The arc of Internet history starts with GeoCities and culminates in Network States https://t.co/r5vZnpg5XI
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Aug 18
Kyle Beerbower
@kyle_beerbower
Hard to see anything but network states in 2035. Humans have innate desire to be a part of something bigger. An identity, purpose in building something bigger. Network nationalism. Deeper than just communicating. @balajis
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Aug 18
ism👌
@nft00tz
maybe chain tribalism and pfp communities are the proto-network states
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Aug 17
Interesting thread on Network States. We were just discussing this in a telegram group. All the possibilities associated with Network States is fascinating. https://t.co/Duuzv26jDj https://t.co/CujZsiG4Jj
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Aug 18
What will the world look like in 10 years now that we can program our social values into network states and money?
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Aug 20
Ready for Book Club Space? 🤓 We’ll be covering Ch. 2 of The Network State: • Why history crucial for startup societies • Bottom-up vs. top-down history • How power struggles affect news & history • Why new societies need a moral code See you there! https://t.co/8FUJPrBeyT
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Jul 30
BowTiedSamson.btc
@bowtiedsamson
@BowTiedAztec In the network state, @balajis suggests that religion, state, and network are the three biggest leviathans of human culture. Each fulfills a similar purpose for people in dictating standards
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Jul 22
woid
@0xwoid
@a1yves @Crypto_McKenna god, pure dopamine if this really happens, if we get network states note that the nation states alive today don’t need to vanish for the network state to work
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Jul 22
T. Keith Preston
@TKeithPreston1
The future of panarchist polycentric political organization: Ian's imagined anarchist communities? Balaji's networked states? Elon's space colonies? All of the above. https://t.co/VMXda4AaHG
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Jul 24
Sebs.Sol🔆
@gnomes4truth
Exploring Ukraine’s digital city within the context of Balaji’s Network State in conjunction w. digital governance facilitated by smart contracts (disputes settled by oracles)—run on interoperable blockchains & DLT; all in accordance w. English Common Law. https://t.co/Beos45M6Xx
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Jul 31
what if the argentine 🇦🇷 diaspora becomes a network state? https://t.co/qkndHEHsG2
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Jul 12
Curious about the agenda? 1. #TheNetworkState book discussion (panel) Heard about https://t.co/GogRQ8bzwW by @balajis? Made your first crypto there, perhaps? Curious about the next steps? Let's dig in, together!
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Jul 25
Ling
@0xLing_
“If the news is fake, imagine history” Review of "The Network State" by Balaji Srinivasan | City Journal https://t.co/Q64e64a5se
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Aug 12
Chance, the Rapper's interview on the breakfast club, was him advocating for a network state. Can't wait to talk to him about @afropolitan
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Aug 08
Bell 🧩🦅
@Bellamisky
I'm entering @CityDAO's writing contest about a big problem the network city can solve. The idea of ​​this article was inspired by Balaji Srinivasan's book The Network State. #CityDAOBuildBetter https://t.co/KP7xYs1blg https://t.co/5fXeRMp6ec
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Aug 21
polymutex
@polymutex
Crypto critics on Proof-of-Work: It uses more energy than [small country]! Crypto critics on Network States: It stands no chance against [large country]! Crypto critics on replacing money: It stands no chance against [currency of global superpower]! Pick a consistent benchmark.
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Aug 20
Luffy54.eth
@luffy41922
@LarrotizPablo @balajis @peterthiel Small countries who are early adopters of bitcoin & crypto will show a significant growth compare the others. Take Singapore for instance. Countries who first regconize the network states & allow them to establish their own physical notes/zones will become the hub for innovation.
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Aug 22
@JohnLMacFarlane @om Hm. Have you all read Network States by B? I like to think influencers are kind of like the bishops of the decentralized world builders. I say bishops because they add a very structured east to navigate commercial layer to the world.
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Aug 21
@mekaeru3 If you want individual sovereignty, network states are the only remotely realistic next step available at the moment.
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Aug 21
gorl satori
@fakesatori
twitter will be the start of the network state
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Aug 08
@OmakaseBar Looks like somebody has studied imperial Rome and early church history. My guess: Edict of Milan will be the first nation state's recognition of a network state, formalized by a treaty (on chain?).
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Aug 08
Folks, I will be presenting my thoughts about the latest book by @balajis at this event and would love any Bengaluru peeps to drop in with us. I will also try and tie in my infinite suburb theory with the broader network state concept and the #web3 arc https://t.co/qEbX7zzjdx
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Jul 25
McKenna
@Crypto_McKenna
9/ This is why the idea of the Network State is so important and probably the most important idea that occupies my mind. The Individual needs a mechanism to exit authoritarianism and join networks that align with the values of the Information Age.
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Jul 25
crycket crypto
@crycket_crypto
@Crypto_McKenna Reading the Network State currently 👍
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Jul 25
{ApurvNS}
@apurvns_
https://t.co/yc1UQrYcNc નેટવર્ક સ્ટેટ | Network State Explained In Gujarati (From Balaji Srinivasan's book "The Network State") #NetworkState #cryptocurrency #digitalworld
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Aug 17
@rafathebuilder @DrNickA Become a paid delegate, work your way up, pay your dues, become the founder of a Network State.
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Aug 03
geoppls
@geoppls
@creatorcabins @balajis @kiftlife @CityDAO Love it. I need more friends to discuss network states and microeconomies with!
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Aug 16
Are you all aboard the El Salvador bull train? Is this the best base for the network states of the future? Asked by ~rammug-mogdem in ~hatryx-lastud/other-life 4/5
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Aug 16
settling in for @developer_dao book club reading of The Network State by @balajis and co LFG https://t.co/ODpnj4P5kw
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Jul 25
2/ If you’re particularly excited about Network States (like me), drop a comment on the voting page, it helps the selection committee (progressive decentralization is thing right?!) notice how passionate we are!! https://t.co/WNjxk3yDBp
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Aug 16
The revolution will not be centralized.... Cabin network States - Heidegger would have loved it;) https://t.co/84aN4T8sKo
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Aug 16
Vitalik Buterin's review of 'The Network State' by Balaji Srinivasan is a fascinating analysis not only of Balaji's work but also of numerous 'on-chain' social technologies being experimented with globally to bootstrap next-gen communities. Here's a link: https://t.co/gIKHkKFkdc
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Jul 22
BowTiedHitman
@BowTiedHitman
Honestly this “Network state” idea in a way is not new. Jews and Chinese people have been doing it for decades. Building societies within societies. Nowadays there is just more technology do to it a bit different.
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Jul 25
Bruno Diniz
@brunoevdiniz
Nice article about @VitalikButerin impressions on the book "The Network State", showing broad possibilities that can be created on top of crypto technology. It might look sci-fi now, but there's a lot of space for interesting future debates on it! #crypto https://t.co/Ws7Vt0vNMi
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Jul 25
Will corporations become the first citizens of network states? https://t.co/rJaM1hKxLs
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Aug 16
maricris
@seemcat
@maggielove_ @TheChoiceDAO @angryteensNFT @nftreehaus Really? Can you pls share an example? Also - just watched the video below. #DontLookUp is too real. Wondering how this civilization will survive. We have a dire need for a Network State that believes in the consequences of climate change @balajis. https://t.co/3amg7dKkRe
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Aug 04
Jonah
@_Jonahw
so cool to see @joinbuild_ on Bajali's The Network State Dashboard https://t.co/QcNbxRlmRp
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Jul 25
kei 🗝️
@keikreutler
hoping audrey tang can write a book in the domain of network state asap
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Jul 25
Imagine a #Saitama network state. We have #SaitaCity coming but that's only a part of what can be done. Another stage is #SaitamaWolfPack buying up land to build an actual town on. We could vote on town leadership, say a council of members of different ages, colours + genders
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Jul 25
Arielle is hosting a reading group on The Network State starting Monday, Sept. 26th at 4pm EDT https://t.co/2QGiSWGEoF
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Jul 26
Neo Zhang
@neozhang
今日读到 @balajis The Network State 书中讲到: Communities are Causes First, Companies Second 想起 2019 年提出「大社区,小公司」和「公司是社区中的一个特殊角色」。 现在来看,虽有局部共识,却无基础设施,更无有效行动,公司与其它社区成员也没有达成广泛一致。 终究是现实压倒了理想。
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Aug 03
Trevor Stark
@TrevorWasRight
@Fwd_Party Is anyone over at the Forward Party familiar with Balaji Srinivasan and The Network State? It's pretty fascinating and would meld well with the idea of a new political party.
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Aug 03
Jonah
@_Jonahw
Network state thesis will seem obvious in retrospect. Crazy how non-consensus it is today
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Jul 26
shivsak
@shivsakhuja
Currently, I have a few on my reading list: • The Network State by @balajis (only kind of a crypto book 😬) • Skin in the Game by @nntaleb • Last Man in Tower by Aravind Adiga • China: The Bubble That Never Pops by @TomOrlik
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Jul 29
I have a hunch that a network state will want a single form of stable, identity, reputation, and share token while federating duplicates out to sub-DAOs or subdivisions However, the element making a network state desirable to join will be the futures, loyalty, and ticket tokens
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Jul 30
@JonathanBCrabb The Network State looks interesting. Are you building a new company, community, or currency? Or all three? Also, hard to go wrong with Lewis.
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Jul 30
BTC is a bridge, both between the physical and digital economies and between the political state and the network state. A unique hybrid asset with a foot in both worlds. But this bridge is under-financed and thus under-developed—it's taking longer to build than it should. https://t.co/616MWwXHmU
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Jul 30
@jbrukh I recently wrote a review of the book here. Will be interesting to see if his predictions bear out. https://t.co/6Iy2HXFzNe
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Aug 02
We are exploring a concept to take 1-3% of every transaction and put this towards a slush fund. The idea is that the slush fund will be completely governed by the community to advance the eco-system. We think this would advance concepts like the network-state. thoughts?
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Jul 31
Started this morning’s harvest catching up with the latest Chopping Block podcast, nice conversation with @balaji, adding his book “The Network State” to the winter reading list. Now onto a guest set from @DJHectorRomero on the Praise Party - https://t.co/yYw6Cp9QEB Good vibes. https://t.co/C5qBfWyzuZ https://t.co/lPk6LHnQjD
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Jul 31
kate kiewel
@katekiewel
@davidfuesser The Network State
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Aug 03
Laura Shin
@laurashin
On The Chopping Block, @balajis talks about communities, crypto, & his new book The Network State. Topics: *Why a network state is better than a physical nation or digital community *The crypto-politics relationship *Lessons from the ‘00s tech bubble +more https://t.co/ey3tACYoR1 https://t.co/hiXsTrYMp2
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Jul 31
WPenner
@WPenner3
The Network State makes a similar point, but on a much larger scale. https://t.co/0wnUwOf0Cs https://t.co/Bih9WGVgtj
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Jul 31
Austin M. Craig
@austinmcraig
The entirety of Balaji Srinivasan's book is on this topic. This isn't just some out-there idea. It's critical for the continuation of humanity thriving. The old foundations are failing. Time for new ones. https://t.co/S8woffRce9
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Jul 22
BowTiedRobin
@BowTiedRobin
The world of Cryptocurrency and Web3 has so many confusing words. Network State, Liquidity pool, DeFi, dApp, DAO, etc. But have no fear! Give me ONE MINUTE and I will give YOU the vocabulary you need to succeed:
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Jul 30
Paul Malin
@malinpaul
What we should be thinking through is how the Network State(s) will deal with the very possible massive and real future Bitcoin hack or failure. I almost wrote Vitkoin there. 2/9
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Aug 03
still making my way through it but definately recommend THE NETWORK STATE by @balajis to any $ICP bro. it seems to be written without understanding the full capabilities of ICP or NNS but you can use your imagination :>
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Jul 30
Fritz.dvl
@DvlFritz
@luisotravz Oh boy. I'm certainly not a D Rock but I have a camera and a lot of interest in creating a future where Perú can play a role in web 3.0 and, why not, turn Perú in the first Network State that Balaji Srinivasan promotes
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Aug 22
BowTiedRobin
@BowTiedRobin
Network State: A highly aligned online community with a capacity for collective action that crowdfunds territory around the world and eventually gains diplomatic recognition from pre-existing states. Ex: @afropolitan and @PraxisSociety
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Jul 30
@TheAscendant3 Oooo an astrology workshop, how fun! And beading too! Yessss! 🔥 I’m reading The Network State and The Artists Way for two book clubs I’m in and playing catch-up with the reading material today 😇
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Jul 30
@Guz_MassAdopt https://t.co/mmGS6z4JAJ Started reading network state. Definitely some interesting theories in here
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Jul 30
My 49th book of 2022 was The Network State by @balajis. He's great at linking all sorts of nerdy concepts with current and past geopolitics. Will a network state arise, and do we want them? I'm not sure yet, but he makes a convincing case that it could. Lots of good resources.
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Jul 30
nate gilmore
@nategilmore
@rahmin Forward party could drive disruption in the stale 2 party system. Network State by Bajalai very long term. Systems to vote in electors but still connect their future legislative votes to feedback from their constituents.
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Jul 30
@SeerMarkets The Network State by Balaji Srinivasan
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Aug 22
Curious Camel
@curious_camel5
@ElbridgeColby Your analysis seems pessimist in that: "unless we do something, It would be a Chinese-led World." Have you read @balajis's Network State book? We should think about a third alternative.
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Aug 03
Real Vision
@RealVision
Are you ready for a new form of nation-state? @balajis on the newest episode of @RaoulGMI's Adventures in #Crypto dropping TONIGHT at 1AM ET! 🌎 Balaji's Network State 🌏 2 1/2 hours of absolute 🔥 https://t.co/C8LvQno4Fp
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Aug 18
Adam Killam
@adamkillam
Explain your ideas in: - One sentence - One thousand words - One essay Paraphrased from @balajis’ The Network State.
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Jul 30
yash
@yashcrypto21
If you are feeling bearish, read this article where kyle has touched on 4 areas where crypto can make a big difference, i.e. Self-Sovereignty, Decentralized information, network state, and undiscovered potential new use cases popping up like gamefi who knows what comes next here https://t.co/vd8c7qURXZ
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Jul 12
Catch me reading The Network State in an hour! https://t.co/VFH5FU0BSQ
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Jul 25
@garrytan @joshelman @saranormous @ycombinator @balajis i was thinking of YC when i read the network state, too
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Aug 03
avi
@_avichalp_
@zetalyrae wait there is a network state reading discord
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Jul 30
As Network State because a real virtual layer that *really* matters, the operating system *really* matters. You get: predictable OS behavior, total interoperability (that is, all of your digital life poured into a single language framework that means no weird translation cruft).
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Aug 04
BowTiedShrike
@BowTiedShrike
The Network State by @balajis makes me even more excited about @TheopetraLabs because we're working on one key upcoming pain point: The transition from all digital to physical assets. How do we do that?
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Jul 12
I can’t stop thinking about, “The Dark Forest” and building a network state on #Zcash
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Jul 31
alt boi
@0x_AltBoi
is 75 acres in the rural South enough land start a Network State? asking for a fren
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Jul 31
@FolioSF @DrIbram https://t.co/ww90UdyTdY wanna point out this book to Dr Ibram because it may inspire some new trains of thought. loving the podcast! learning a lot. couldn't a network state overcome a lot of challenges that we face?
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Jul 30
WeeTracker
@weetracker
Can an online community be transformed into a startup society, and then into a network union, and after that into a network state, and organized around shared values and common purposes? https://t.co/cWSL0YvCsA
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Aug 01
icoder
@Ifeanyi_arochim
11. The network state by Balaji Srinivasan, detailed comprehensively on how our society is dynamically evolving from nation state system to a network state system through technological start up that bring community of individuals originating from different diversity and
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Aug 01
Reading Direct Marketing - The Rise of the Middleman Economy and the Power of going to the source by Katheryn Judges & Network State by Balaji Srinivasan
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Aug 01
is Balaji's Network State the next "little red book" for the connected youth? It has the capacity to become one: good rationale, a great explanation of History, a thought leader, and most important of all, an agenda.
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Aug 21
Anthony Avedissian
@antavedissian
Requested list 👇 Peace is Every Step, Thich Nhat Hanh The Metaverse, Matthew Ball (cc. @kankanivishal) The Network State, Balaji The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (re-read) The Architect's Apprentice, Elif Shafak @cryptohun3y @c_lemp
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Aug 21
siim.xyz
@ethersiim
nation archipelago: little pieces of land separated by ocean. network archipelago: little pieces of land separated by internet. - @balajis
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Aug 01
Serpunk
@serpunketh
"Black Rock City is iterative. It exists temporally, then the city dissolves back into a geographically distributed populace communicating through cybernetworks such as https://t.co/unuA8yfbWq, email lists and Web sites" @balajis Is "Burning Man" a temporary "Network State?"
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Aug 01
Jur
@JurProject
We've explained @balajis concept of #NetworkState through eleven essential properties. Read about it on our blog: https://t.co/Dz2WYOMUmt #betterGovernance
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Aug 01
T. Keith Preston
@TKeithPreston1
I suspect the concept of the network state will be a major part of the evolutionary process away from nation-states and monocentric legal systems toward panarchism and polycentrism. https://t.co/qQimcccGYp
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Jul 24
0xShah
@0xShah
Waiting for new Balaji book vs. Consuming The Network State everywhere https://t.co/Z05tnierWs
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Jul 31