Hi Steven, and Roland (and Angela),
Nice to meet and talk with you at Stanford Law CodeX yesterday and thanks for your presentation, Steven. I also blogged before your presentation about it here - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/09/sequoia-sempervirens-reaching-out-to.html - with some further ideas about where World University and School is heading, and even re ~200 online law schools in countries' official languages. Steven Stewart was the actual presenter on Thursday at Stanford Law CodeX, and a computer scientist based in Canada:
This talk from Thursday, September 20th should appear here:
Mention of Etherium by MIT Director of its Digital Currency Initiative Neha Narula is here -
https://www.preposterousuniverse.com/podcast/2018/09/10/episode-13-neha-narula-on-blockchain-cryptocurrency-and-the-future-of-the-internet/ - with brief mention of smart contracts as well. This is a fascinating interview partly because of Neha's understanding of these technologies, and her focus on the poor, and on voting, plus much more.
Here are some recent Tweets about this, with related WUaS links (to give you a bit of an idea of how wiki WUaS works) ...
Episode 13: Neha Narula on Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and the Future of the Internet https://www.preposterousuniverse.com/podcast/2018/09/10/episode-13-neha-narula-on-blockchain-cryptocurrency-and-the-future-of-the-internet/ … ~ https://twitter.com/neha/status/1039607706288570373 … FASCINATING & EXCELLENT https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Future & https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Internet_Studies … & re the Era of Robot Culture https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/09/heteractis-magnifica-culture-of.html … ? @WUaSPress ~
Episode 13: Neha Narula on Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and the Future of the Internet https://t.co/htnH2BlftS ~ https://t.co/6nLqbDFxzR FASCINATING & EXCELLENT https://t.co/usL9yE0Bjf & https://t.co/2ah9BCqNPO & re the Era of Robot Culture https://t.co/nmZWz3fcyM ? @WUaSPress ~— WorldUnivandSch (@WorldUnivAndSch) September 21, 2018
See, too, Neha Narula’s on cryptocurrency & blockchain https://twitter.com/neha/status/1042191261736689665 … "Somehow, the computer scientists have gotten their hands on money and the world might never be the same." @seanmcarroll: https://twitter.com/neha/status/1039607706288570373- … https://twitter.com/neha/status/1031557794514653184 … Neha Narula is MIT DCI Director
See, too, Neha Narula’s on cryptocurrency & blockchain https://t.co/3Tf92xXwcx "Somehow, the computer scientists have gotten their hands on money and the world might never be the same." @seanmcarroll: https://t.co/WvGm25UZcW https://t.co/pQRY8TABNW Neha Narula is MIT DCI Director— WUaSPress (@WUaSPress) September 21, 2018
WUaS is also exploring the idea of facilitating an Universal Basic Income when we code our upcoming wiki re our "front end" Mediawiki, together with our backend "Wikidata" for all 7097 living languages and then for all 7.5 billion people, as a cryptocurrency with blockchain ledger - possibly with the backing of ~200 countries' central banks (but possibly not, after listening to Neha) ... but staying in communication with MIT's thinking in these regards (Neha and Joi Ito for too). While this would help an enormous number of people, it's also an entrepreneurial opportunity.
WUaS seeks to offer online Bachelor, Ph.D., Law, Medical Degrees, as well as I.B. high school diplomas in all ~200 countries' official languages, but while we're CC-4 MIT OCW-centric for Bachelor and Ph.D. degrees first in English based on its ~2400 courses, MIT doesn't have a law school or medical school, so hopefully WUaS will emerge out of Stanford for law and medical OCW, again in all ~200 countries' official languages, with lots of smart contract potential, for example.
WUaS seeks to become the MIT / Harvard / Stanford / Oxbridge of the internet, and again in all ~200 countries' official and main languages, for free-to-students' CC-4 MIT OCW-centric online university and high school degrees.
WUaS may also seek to develop Canada World University and School - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Canada - early on.
Looking forward to staying in touch.
Friendly regards, Scott
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Sequoia sempervirens: Reaching out to Stanford re World Univ and Sch, and particularly to Stanford Law, (and to Stanford Medicine eventually too)- https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/09/sequoia-sempervirens-reaching-out-to.html -