AI art. Deepfake Politicians. How to Start a New Country.
Future Forward newsletter. March 22, 2022 edition.
Hey folks – Welcome to the first edition of Future Forward, my newsletter about the future and how to build it. I’m Pseudo1984, host of PSEUDO, the upcoming podcast from OASIS.
Each week, I share the most important news in Web3, AI, the pseudonymous economy & the forces shaping the future of humanity.
Here’s what I’ve seen this past week that has blown my mind…
🤯 Midjourney launches text-to-art using AI diffusion
this is the coolest piece of technology I’ve seen in a long time!
🌏 Balajis is writing a book on how to start a new country. Pre-order The Network State on Amazon.
🦾 South Korean president creates deepfake doppelganger to get youth vote
😳 Russia creates a deepfake video of President Zelensky announcing Ukrainian’s surrender
🎸 Universal Music label acquires Bored Ape NFT to lead virtual music group
🤑 Bored Ape Yacht Club launches ApeCoin ($APE), teases Otherside metaverse
👩💻 Two-thirds of US freelancers on Fiverr are servicing the NFT industry
📈 @Punk6529 on the cultural moment
🕳 Common pitfalls of Web3 founders
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In the meantime… What do you think all this means? What are you seeing out there?