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Santiago Siri founder of Democracy Earth Foundation, a non-profit organization backed by Y Combinator and Templeton Foundation building open source censorship resistant digital democracies. Also co-founder of Partido de la Red, a political party that ran for elections with candidates committed to people's will online in 2013. Partner of, leading bitcoin exchange in South America operating from Buenos Aires since 2014. Author of "Hacktivismo",​ published in 2015 by Random House. Argentine.
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The Network State
How To Start a New Country
Balaji Srinivasan - 2022-07-04
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Discover the concept of the network state in this groundbreaking book. Explore the possibility of starting a country from your computer and organizing a digital community to crowdfund physical territory. This book explores the social, technical, logistical, legal, physical, and financial aspects of building this 100% democratic model. Join the conversation and explore the revolutionary potential of the network state.
Santiago Siri
when i lived in the bay area, @balajis was one of the most inspiring thinkers out there dreaming for a post nation-state world and showing the path how to get there. highly recommend to check out his book:      source
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A Mind at Play
How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age
Jimmy Soni - 2017-07-18
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Discover the story of Claude Shannon, the brilliant mind behind the Information Age, in this elegantly written biography by Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman. Shannon was a groundbreaking polymath who created the first wearable computer, outsmarted Vegas casinos, and wrote the seminal text of the digital revolution. With unique access to Shannon's family and friends, A Mind at Play reveals the remarkable human behind some of the most important contributions to our modern world.
Santiago Siri
@ljxie @simondlr @vntrp @JamesGleick i *LOVED* both books you guys are talking about.      source
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Information Theory
A Tutorial Introduction
James V Stone - 2015-02-01
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Discover the essential tool behind the digital age with this fascinating book on Information Theory. Covering genetics, linguistics, data compression, and brain sciences, accessible examples are used to show how it can be understood through everyday games like '20 Questions'. Written in a tutorial style, perfect for novices with a comprehensive glossary and simple MatLab programs provided for hands-on experience.
Santiago Siri
@ljxie @simondlr @vntrp @JamesGleick i *LOVED* both books you guys are talking about.      source
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Gödel, Escher, Bach
An Eternal Golden Braid
Douglas R. Hofstadter - 1999-01-01 (first published in 1979)
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This inquisitive book by Douglas R. Hofstadter delves into the very essence of cognitive science - the intricate links between formal systems. Hofstadter explains how the system behind mental activity goes beyond its support system, and questions whether machines may one day attain human-level intelligence. Gödel, Escher, Bach covers a range of captivating topics from reduction to recursion, offering readers an intriguing exploration of the intricacies of meaning.
Santiago Siri
@owocki whenever i get asked a book to recommend, "gödel, escher, bach" always tops the list in my mind.      source
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The Physics of Time
Richard A. Muller - 2016-09-20
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This thought-provoking book explores the meaning and enigma of the fleeting moment of "now," from philosophical, religious, and scientific perspectives. Renowned physicist Richard A. Muller challenges the idea that time is a mere illusion, and instead crafts his own theory with testable predictions rooted in relativity, entropy, entanglement, antimatter, and the Big Bang. This work raises questions about the fundamental assumptions of our universe and may offer groundbreaking insights into the nature of time itself.
Santiago Siri
@Sawcruhteez check out this great book “now: the physics of time”. it aims to detect using every possible path in modern physics the presence of the arrow of time. afaik there’s only now ;)      source
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The First 5,000 Years
David Graeber - 2011-07-12
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Discover the fascinating history of debt and its impact on human society with this eye-opening book. Anthropologist David Graeber shows that credit systems were used for thousands of years before the invention of money, and that arguments about debt have sparked political debates and insurrections throughout history. Graeber's insights shed light on our modern economic struggles and reveal how ancient debates about debt continue to shape our ideas about right and wrong.
Santiago Siri
as someone who has read countless books on the history of money, “debt: the first 5000 years” is a masterpiece. an anthropological view that schools every single economist out there, breaking down the myth of bartering and going to the sources that conne…      source