I’m a physics/neuroscience PhD (India/USA). I interviewed Ethereum dev Loredana Cirstea on my podcast, the place I showcase individuals’s lives and views in conversations that usually weave by means of science/tech, studying, spirituality and psychedelics.
“I used to be born within the midst of the gunshots of the Romanian revolution. It took me years to grasp the repercussions of the communist mentality in society and in myself. I used to be born untimely, and was within the neonatal ICU for 2 weeks with no contact with my mom, and spent a variety of my childhood alone. I feel perhaps that has had some impact on me.”
Romanian programmer Loredana Cirstea (github, twitter, youtube, blog, linkedin) has been creating for Ethereum and different blockchain tasks for a number of years. Most crypto devs right now are males working in rising corporations with huge capital and advertising and marketing. However Loredana works principally by herself to construct nice volumes of publicly out there software program totally free.
We start with the political and private circumstances of her start and childhood in Romania, and why she was motivated to domesticate self-reliance and independence from her mother and father, and direct entry to fact. Then we discuss creating for Ethereum. She shares her philosophy for volunteer work, and her expertise in distinction to the remainder of the crypto house and tradition. We discuss her work on the Laurel project: “a blockchain that tracks provable human effort (resembling volunteering) as a non-transferable medal of advantage, usable for governance, proof of effort, provable information and so forth.”
On the finish, she shares her imaginative and prescient for the way forward for Ethereum, the web, and expertise and society generally, significantly within the context of faux information and deep fakes that may pose an awesome problem to the reality.
00:00:00 – 00:12:47: Political & private circumstances of start & childhood in Romania
00:12:47 – 00:20:40: Cultivating independence from mother and father & direct entry to fact
00:20:40 – 00:26:21: How she acquired into Ethereum
00:26:21 – 00:49:27: Volunteering philosophy vs. mainstream crypto tradition
00:49:27 – 00:58:17: Working independently vs. in corporations
00:58:17 – 01:02:31: Will Ethereum overcome its challenges?
01:02:31 – 01:06:36: Generations of tech are decentralizing energy
01:06:36 – 01:12:37: Company consideration warfare on the web
01:12:37 – 01:23:00: Rewarding provable work by means of the Laurel venture
01:23:00 – 01:35:25: Deepfakes & provable information
01:35:25 – 01:40:12: Future society: provable morality
“My non secular journey began in childhood in a method, after I thought, ‘What even am I, and what’s this existence?’
“My expertise with iboga was a gap of selfless, non-static love that rewards you for desirous to evolve. On amanita, I used to be experiencing the lifetime of a cell, then a fish, a human, after which a creator of worlds. These substances jolt you out of native minima, like in machine studying. However that’s solely half the duty. Meditation should then information you in the direction of the true optimum.
“My non secular and psychedelic experiences have impressed me to turn into a karma yogi. Once I see injustice, I wish to make issues proper, nevertheless it takes a variety of time to assist individuals case by case. That’s why I’m volunteering to construct instruments and decentralized expertise. The Laurel venture is the generalization of my non secular path.”
On this second a part of my dialog with Romanian programmer and Ethereum developer Loredana Cirstea (github, twitter, youtube, blog, linkedin), we discuss her experiences in spirituality and psychedelics. She shares her path into spirituality and Indian practices resembling hatha yoga, fasting and meditation. Then she describes her visions on the iboga and the amanita mushroom, and I share how my psychedelic experiences uncovered my deepest fears of dropping my thoughts and dying. She then explains how her non secular and psychedelic experiences impressed her in the direction of karma yoga, the non secular path of selfless work, and the way she is attempting to implement these concepts of provable volunteering on the blockchain, by means of her Laurel project.
00:00:00 – 00:07:00: Journey into Indian spirituality, hatha yoga, fasting
00:07:00 – 00:17:29: Psychedelics, & parallel to machine studying
00:17:29 – 00:28:33: Psychedelic experiences on iboga
00:28:33 – 00:31:47: Psychedelic experiences that uncovered fears of demise & dropping my thoughts
00:31:47 – 00:38:00: Psychedelic experiences on amanita
00:38:00 – 00:41:13: How spirituality & psychedelics have impressed her in the direction of karma yoga
00:41:13 – 00:52:53: Bringing provable human effort to the blockchain