Orwell 2.0: Cashless Societies, Crowdfunded Whistleblowers & Assassination Markets [PART 1]
Orwell 2.0: Cashless Societies, Crowdfunded Whistleblowers & Assassination Markets [PART 1] by Chris Campbell – LFB.org
I first met Pavol Luptak last year in Acapulco. He’s one of the most interesting and established figures in the cryptosphere.
I interviewed him recently, as mentioned yesterday, as part of a book I’m working on. It’s all about the future of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.
During the interview, Pavol and I talked about government crackdown on privacy, Orwellian cashless societies, mainstream black markets, assassination markets, crowdfunded whistleblowing, anti-government insurance… and much more.
I’ll share with you some of this conversation in a moment. First, here’s a little bit about Pavol…
The rise of a new paradigm: Free and voluntary companies
He runs Nethemba, a Slovak IT security consulting company based in Czech and Slovak Republic. When he started Nethemba, he set out to destroy the traditional hierarchical consulting company model and create a new paradigm — a free and voluntary consulting company.
“I’ve been interested in hacking since I was a teen,” he told me during our interview. “When I got out of school, I spent many years in IT security corporations. Then, almost ten years ago I decided to liberate myself and created my ethical hacking company Nethemba (www.nethemba.com) focusing on web and mobile application security, and, of course, digital privacy.
“My idea,” Luptak went on, “was to hire the best security experts, maximize their motivation to do their job as best as possible and provide the highest quality results for our customers.
“I thought of the best way on how to achieve this goal with a limited budget. I found out the idea of ‘truly voluntary and free company’ where all interactions between our employees and the company, and the company and our customers should be entirely voluntary.”
(His presentation at this link describes how his 100% voluntary company works.)
The problem with traditional consulting companies, says Luptak, is the hierarchical structure where a boss delegates tasks to its employees — and the employees must take the project, whether they like it or not.
For the best minds in the business, this structure is a waste of all of that beautiful brainpower.
Lack of autonomy, he said, is “highly demotivating for skilled and intelligent people. Either they are willing to stay in the company by asking for salaries that are too high, or they often just quit.”
High-caliber performers respond to FREEDOM and PRINCIPLES
What does work for high caliber performers, say Luptak, is freedom and strong principles.