Financial speculation is always in the way when looking at possible uses of blockchain. Here
you find an excellent compendium on cooperatives and examples of how to match technology and decentralised organisation of work, and maybe build a less dystopic future of the cooperative digital economy. As this timely study
titles, “everything old is new again”. Another good read is the Ada Lovelace Institute essay on data cooperatives
. An op-ed
on Nature discusses the opportunity for AI advances utilising a cooperative approach. “AI needs social understanding and cooperative intelligence to integrate well into society”
: the angle is interesting because it calls not just to task AI with specific siloed problems, but also to orchestrate how it can cooperate with other AI systems, improve AI-human cooperation, and support human collaboration. It comes with the establishment of a new Cooperative AI Foundation
, with an initial grant of 15M $. But, beware, it is not agnostic: there’s Microsoft DeepMind behind.