How Web3 Is Changing Commerce and Governance (with Not Boring’s Packy McCormick)


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Web3’s ability to attach value and incentives to almost every part of human activity has radical implications not only for how businesses engage with their customers, but also for how people can self-organize to drive social change.

Web3 investor and analyst Packy McCormick makes the case, in conversation with Azeem Azhar, that an optimistic outlook rooted in market-dynamics can enable new sustainable businesses that operate for the public good.

They also discuss:

  • Why framing human behavior in terms of a game helps explain why crypto has seen such explosive growth.
  • Why blockchain allows us to imagine new systems of governance that can empower novel organizations.
  • How early we are in the blockchain revolution.


Further resources:

Gaming’s Web3 Future (Exponential View Podcast, 2022)
Money in the Metaverse (Exponential View Podcast, 2022)
Why the Past 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid (The Atlantic, 2022)
Primer: Ambitious Homes for Ambitious Kids (Not Boring, 2022)

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