We Agorians see value transmission as a fundamental human right. In the form of money, it is simply the act of transferring a form of potential energy from one entity to the next; be it an institution, person, or autonomous system. Although this is not technically potential energy by scientific terms, money is akin to potential energy in that its influence is able to open the doors and opportunities of the world up to those who have it. Modern society is normalized into believing in the myth of money without ever questioning “Why is it this way?” or “Where does it come from?” The truth of the matter is that existing fiat money systems are quite arbitrary. They are currently useful because of their widespread adoption, yet flawed in more ways than one. We the people can’t openly verify that our society is functioning correct and fairly. Nor are we able to escape the captured networks of arbitrary fees, delays, seizures, and fines.
But there is a better way. Humanity finally has the tools to create faster and fairer monetary systems, exchanges, governance structures, voting systems, and settlement layers. Decentralized Autonomous Communities are springing into existence, stigmergic swarms of people expressing value to each other, collaborating, and socializing, and in general interacting in many different forms. Now, today, communities are creating brand new business models and unlocking agoric opportunities for people to earn their keep in this world. People are opting out of the traditional economy and joining a new one— the digital economy.
At Agoric, we believe in solving the challenges of humanity, by adopting socio-economic systems that align with our values, and sharing those systems and values with the wider world. We have personally derived great benefit from participating in the nascent digital economy already; dividends of knowledge, collaboration, relationships, tokens— all units of intrinsic value that we’ve shared and had shared with us.
We hope you will join us in in our endeavor to reconfigure society into an accessible and equitable, prosperous and beautiful landscape for all of the people on Earth.