Usually, writers go to great lengths to fund their own writing projects by working other gigs, painfully asking for donations, or putting their most valuable content behind paywalls. All of these methods have drawbacks, in the forms of limited time or limited creative freedom for the author.
Therefore, I’m choosing to crowdfund this article and give fractional ownership to everyone that contributes.
The vision for this piece is to explore the accessibility of living meaningful, fulfilled lives that support the entire network of global ecosystems using the collective ownership tools of Web3. Once completed, the article will be minted as an NFT and will become an artifact that will act as a guiding source on how to use Web3 for conscious means.
I’ll dissect the current crises of Web2 (the meaning crisis, ethical dilemmas of social media, etc.) and paint a story arc to Web3 (especially DAOs & NFTs) where I’ll investigate how Web3 may unlock novel incentive structures that up-regulate:
While additionally building structures that down-regulate:
With the goal of beginning to shift the collective landscape such that winning in this new ecosystem means feeling more connected, more alive, more rooted in the core meaning of existence, and having more love for humanity.
We find ourselves in a cultural renaissance of sorts, one where the pursuit of meaning and beauty is seen as valuable and rewarded as such. I believe that Web3 can generate the wisdom necessary to counteract the momentum of manipulation & exploitation that has been generated by our current systems. Towards this aim, I’ll be exploring a range of diverse topics.
As a contributor to this crowdfund on Ethereum, you will be permanently etched in history as someone who made this project possible. In return for your ETH contribution, you will receive $CONSCIOUS tokens. Once the report is released and the NFT is sold, its value will flow back to the Crowdfund contract, and therefore the backers (you!). You’ll then be able to redeem your $CONSCIOUS tokens in return for a proportional share of the ETH in the contract. Yet, the main benefit is being a part of making this project possible and receiving a token that marks this patronage while also giving you ownership in the potential upside of this project.
The completed article will exist on Mirror, publicly accessible to all. It will be minted as an NFT utilizing the Zora protocol, and supporters retain a stake of the total value of the NFT. Any time these NFTs are sold, a percentage goes back to the token holders, who can then redeem them for a proportional share of ETH in the shared pool. Supporters will forever be linked to the crowdfund as patrons that made this project (and the future of digital content) possible.
This post will be published within a month and serve as a resource for creators, innovators, and up-and-coming conscious stewards of Web3.
NFTs unlock the capability for actual ownership. Questions of authenticity and scarcity are solved by using the blockchain.
In this period of dynamism, this dance of frameworks, creators must decide what they want to achieve. Those that learn to share — to distribute effort, attention, money, and ownership — have the chance to build deeper relationships with their audience and eventually subvert the concept of an audience in and of itself. In the end, the goal is not to be one thing or another, to be some half of a circle, light or dark. It is to be in the arena, to bring others in, and together, to build something greater than ourselves.
NFTs allow audience members to partake in the creation of the work. Benefits for supporting a project upfront include ownership, investment opportunities, and collaboration opportunities with the creator.
I want to use this post to show other creators that digital content has value and that NFTs are a way to capture it. By backing this post you’re investing into the more beautiful worlds that our hearts know are possible by contributing to a whole new creator economy.