Much Ado About Nothing

Creators are drowning feeds with AI-gen content. DeSoc, and more specifically on-chain attestation, could hone the delivery of more relevant and enriching content to users.

Arthur Hayes, in his recent Massa article, touched on the dichotomy between AI taking over the world or freeing humanity to pursue new interests.

But, what if the enslavement was both, and simply compliance through convenience instead?

In Huxley’s Brave New World, there is a subsection of people that are ostracized from ‘civilized’ society. One member, John, grows up only with access to the complete works of Shakespeare. This creates a dominant, and limiting, frame for his worldview.

Leaning on AI to hack productivity is smart, assuming that it doesn’t come at the detriment of basic personal development. Relying on AI as a crutch isn’t progress.

We’ve spoken before about being Bullish on Humanness - and this is reflected in the content quality spewing out on social media, particularly Twitter and LinkedIn. AI-derived production is rife and it's making digital social spaces increasingly hard to navigate.

It’s clear that there’s no escaping the mental sweat.

An area that we’ve been researching heavily in recent weeks is DeSoc and on-chain reputation.

Attestation-based systems, that are driven solely by verification, have the potential to upturn flaws in algorithm-centric approaches. A circular ecosystem where verified content creators battle it out for approval by verified community members could work to refine the quality and relevance of content that we are exposed to. Not to mention, create safer social spaces.

In short: the potential to engineer engagement, game algorithm rankings for exposure, and manipulate audiences could wash away. Leaving scams, shills, and pseudo-influencers scrambling.

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