[ExI] A decentralized autonomous space agency

Giulio Prisco giulio at gmail.com
Tue Mar 21 11:45:21 UTC 2017

Thanks Adrian, and don't worry, harsh criticism is exactly what I want.
The difference is in the ownership and governance model. A DAO belongs
entirely to its members (those who chose to buy shares) and all
shareholders are empowered to easily vote on all decisions. So this
model replaces traditional exec/management layers with the wisdom of
the crowd.

On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 10:58 PM, Adrian Tymes <atymes at gmail.com> wrote:
> How is this meaningfully different from the (literally) thousands of
> space startup companies all across the world, other than that you
> haven't yet picked a particular project or set of related projects to
> focus on?
> "Funded by bitcoin/crypto" is not a meaningful difference; more than
> one of those others is too.  "Assembles space hardware from prefab
> components" is true of at least a quarter of them.  "Is focused on one
> or more potentially world changing projects" is true of most of them -
> the dreams run strong - except, again, they have decided which
> specific projects they will work upon.  Likewise "global, distributed,
> decentralized" has been done in spades (not "to death" because it has
> proven a viable model - but at this point it's a bit short of saying,
> "and our people will sit on chairs").
> And if it isn't, why should anyone care, when they can instead find
> one of those startups (one that works on a project that appeals to
> them), work with/for them, and have a far higher chance of success and
> payback?
> Sorry if this sounds harsh, but you need answers to those questions if
> you seek to accomplish anything.  Your overview doc acknowledges that
> you need to decide on "WHY/WHAT" before moving past that, but it's
> deeper than you know: deciding on the what will, necessarily, exclude
> people who aren't interested in that particular what - and only then
> will you see if you have a group capable of addressing that particular
> what.
> On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 3:26 AM, Giulio Prisco <giulio at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I started a working group to discuss conceptual and implementation
>> related aspects of a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO)
>> focused on world-changing space projects. Comments, thoughts and
>> requests to join welcome.
>> https://giulioprisco.com/a-decentralized-autonomous-space-agency-43232aed471c
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