The Future Within

David Ding

Over the course of 3 years I conducted an experiment to identify and reconcile my conflicting biases using a method I now call Trinity.

It involved disentangling my thoughts from my emotions and my impulses and allowing each aspect to take turns dominating and controling the other two so that I could come to fully understand the fundamental pillars of my nature.

This podcast is largely devoted to sharing the revelations I uncovered through this period of profoundly deep introspection. Enjoy!

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Episodes

The Nature of Collapse: Navigating the transition to decentralised resilience
Dec 29 2023
The Nature of Collapse: Navigating the transition to decentralised resilience
In this episide I delve into how centralised systems could be leading us to a precipice - and how decentralisation might just be our parachute. As we navigate the societal structures that shape our world, we dissect the paradox of power: its natural inclination towards centralisation and the potential downfall it portends. Join me in a candid exploration of how shifting to a decentralised approach can foster resilience and autonomy, allowing communities to steer their own course in the face of impending collapse.In this episode, we peel back the layers of societal stagnation that often accompany overly centralised systems and explore a transformative vision where corruption becomes the catalyst and marker for introducing decentralisation. Our conversation traverses the landscapes of governance, innovation, and individual will, illustrating how reorganising monolithic structures can empower communities and nurture representation that evolves with the people it serves.Finally, we cast our gaze forward to the burgeoning partnership between humans and AI and how this alliance could redefine governance and decision-making. We examine the role of AI in creating digital twins that reflect a collective unconscious, and how blockchain technology could provide a refreshing approach to accomplishing a shared mission. As we wrap up, I touch on future of business agreements and the dynamic creation of value that could provide a more stable foundation for ground up innovation. Join me for a thought-provoking session where we accept the reality that the future of civilisation hangs in the balance - and walk through how decentralisation might just tip the scales in our favor.Support the showContact David Ding EmailWebsite Thanks for listening!
The Nature of Presence
Dec 22 2023
The Nature of Presence
Caught in the whirlwind of work, I was once asked, "What do you want for Christmas?" This seemingly simple question unraveled a tapestry of thoughts on presence and cherishing the fleeting moments of our lives. Today's episode weaves a narrative exploring the art of truly living in the now. As I recount a personal journey, our conversation travels through the rich landscapes of solitude and companionship, where solitude paints a canvas for creativity and companionship dances to the rhythm of shared ideas. With a team of founders, we contemplate the audacious potential of human presence as a tangible asset, a frontier that could redefine the essence of innovation.The heart beats to the rhythm of connection and collaboration, and in this episode, we examine the profound impact of truly embracing these moments. Solitude, often a sanctuary for the mind's expansion, is juxtaposed with the vibrant energy of engaging conversations that bubble in the company of others. Tackling the notion of mental bandwidth, we recognize the myriad personal responsibilities that can cloud our ability to immerse ourselves fully in life's symphony. Yet, when we address these issues head-on, we discover the sweet spot where creativity can flourish. The dynamic interplay of ideas when three people unite sparks a discussion on the very fabric of creation, from the inception of a thought to its manifestation within the bounds of reality.Our narrative culminates in a celebration of community, music, and shared experiences that stitch the quilt of our society. We touch upon the complexities of modern life that may deter us from savoring the present and delve into the concept of innovation sovereignty. Here, we imagine a world where communities band together to overcome life's hurdles, reimagining the pathways to a better quality of life. This episode isn't just about stories; it's an invitation to join a collective mission, a 'tribe' that supports and empowers each other, shaping an environment where innovation thrives and life is cherished. As we near the holiday season, let this be a reminder to create moments with loved ones that echo with joy and connection long after they've passed.Support the showContact David Ding EmailWebsite Thanks for listening!
The Nature of Open Sovereignty
Nov 25 2023
The Nature of Open Sovereignty
What if there was a platform that could facilitate the willful decentralisation of power? A system that could shift the balance, changing us from mere consumers to empowered individuals, monetising our skills and assets in a secure and transparent way? This in-depth exploration begins with the concept of open sovereignty, powered by a game-changing open sovereignty platform that might just be the answer we've all been looking for. In this episode I delve intto this evolutionary potential, not just in terms of individual sovereignty and authority, but also in the commercialisation of an individual's assets. Then I dive into the world of an AI singularity. This isn't your typical AI discussion, but the dawn of a self-aware model that can predict and strategise, and even outsmart itself, empowered by the emergence of the Mycelium Network in New Zealand that facilitates the emergence of an autonomous system where individual cells emerge as sovereign entities within a collective hive mind under the stewardship of the collective commons.Think about a world where trustless transactions become the norm, facilitated by an open sovereignty platform and how this can change not just the way we trade commodities or skills, but redefine healthcare and other sectors. Imagine proving your identity and accessing medical services seamlessly and the flow on social impact.Finally I pose a future within which individuals can delegate the authority to monetise their behavior and assets to derrive a universal basic income. These may seem like radical concepts, however this shift in powrer can happen in a discrete and even unnoticable way without any disruption to the patterned behaviour of civilisation as we know it. Lasting change will only happen once we can accept everything and everyone exactly as they are without condition. In this scenario transformation will occur as an act of free will that arises within each human being because they want to become more, not because they have to become better in order to compete and survive.I hope you join me.Support the showContact David Ding EmailWebsite Thanks for listening!
The Nature of Civilisation: Exploring the Decentralisation of Culture
Oct 14 2023
The Nature of Civilisation: Exploring the Decentralisation of Culture
Can you imagine a world where the power of the galaxy is harnessed to fuel our civilization? That's exactly where we're heading, and by 2050, we might just be there. This episode takes you on a journey through the evolution of civilization, based on the Kardashev Scale. We discuss concepts like teleportation, fusion, and wormhole transportation. We also delve into the infinite possibilities of zero point energy and how it could transform our world.What if we could harvest culture from platforms like WordPress? I bring forth the concept of Trinity – a blend of infinity and binary in context of a future with borderless nations whereby culture is decentralised so that individuals hold complete authority over their interactions and harvested behaviour,  painting the picture of a civilisation that pays individuals for the privilege of monetising their wealth (Data/culture) and how this can this can fund a universal basic income. Lastly, I look at the future of software development, exploring the potential of event-based architecture and self-correcting, code-writing models and the implications of a black box AI model, capable of absorbing and assimnilating any existing language to creating a ubiquitous language that only it can understand. Buckle up for a stimulating contemplation of a future brimming with borderless nations and limitless potential in the hop it may inspire you to consider your own perceptions of what a thriving civilisation might look like.Support the showContact David Ding EmailWebsite Thanks for listening!
The Nature of a Borderless (Network) Nation
Sep 24 2023
The Nature of a Borderless (Network) Nation
Imagine living in a world where borders are nonexistent and nations operate in a network state. A world where technology not only interprets human will, but enacts it with sophisticated accuracy. This awe-inspiring idea is no longer a figment of imagination but a reality taking shape in our midst. In this episode I dissect the intricate relationship between centralised and distributed authority, exploring the paradox of desiring both intervention and non-interference from government. With the aid of technology, I breathe life into the concept of a borderless nation, examining the empowering potential of a black box with delegated authority. What if machines could evolve emotions? Yes, you heard it right. I continue to delve into the fascinating world of technology, discussing its implications on civilisation and its role in interpreting our wills and enacting them. Further on I ponder how a trusted black box, holding a nation's constitution, could communicate on behalf of a disabled person. Furthermore, I assess the profound impact of such advancements on humanity's future, considering how the purposeful constraint of possibilities can be harnessed as a tool to perpetuate motion (Perpetual Motion). However, with great power comes great responsibility - and potential disruptions. I share my perspective on the importance of regulation in this context, casting light on scenarios where technology could unlock dormant wealth and reconcile historical treaty claims. Using examples like the fractionalisation of landlocked commodities, I critically examine the potentially disruptive nature of such advancements,  emphasising the need for a balance between regulation and innovation, and the crucial role of collaboration and cooperation for a unified purpose. So, are you ready to step into this thrilling journey into the future of humanity, technology, and nationhood? I hope you join me.Support the showContact David Ding EmailWebsite Thanks for listening!
The Nature of Quantum
Sep 3 2023
The Nature of Quantum
Embark on an intellectual journey with through the complex intersections of quantum theory, trinity, and ternary thinking. What if I told you that adopting a paradoxical approach to understanding these phenomena could lead to a perpetually wealth-generating system?Tune in to discover the pivotal role of pressure points in time and space, accentuating how phenomena like lightning strikes can be a gateway to understanding quantum behavior.Further on, I decipher the obscure concept of infinity and how it's articulated through binary, wrapped in a mutable entity in time and space. I delve into the mesmerising state of plasma created by lightning strikes, and how it offers an insight into the behavior of infinity. Get ready to challenge the linear notion of time that often acts as a roadblock to materialising our will, and discover how quantum principles can empower us to overcome this barrier.Lastly, I explore the significance of trust in shaping a safe and meaningful life. Have you ever pondered on the rising concept of trustless systems and how we as humans are instinctively inclined to put our faith in these systems? Join me as I make sense of this narrative, discussing how the quality of our interactions can unlock an abundance of opportunities for innovation and mutually benificial dependency.Stay with me as I explore the delicate balance between centralised and distributed systems, and the harmony that trust can create within them. Together, let's delve into how the confluence of heart and mind can drive a system of perpetual motion, the ultimate wealth-generating system.Support the showContact David Ding EmailWebsite Thanks for listening!
The Nature of Deferral: Navigating Digital Sovereignty, Trustless Transactions, Responsibility, and the Future of Authority
Jun 17 2023
The Nature of Deferral: Navigating Digital Sovereignty, Trustless Transactions, Responsibility, and the Future of Authority
What does it truly mean to be sovereign in the digital age, and how can we navigate trustless transactions without sacrificing our freedom? Join me as I explore the implications of deferring authority within the realm of digital transactions. Discover the power of self-empowerment and the balance between risk, reward, and responsibility in the digital age.I also delve into the complexities of sovereignty, dependency, and responsibility as they pertain to the ownership and stewardship of material possessions and how true sovereignty means maintaining responsibility even when we defer our authority, toucing on the idea of revoking delegated authority as a means of retaining our freedom and the potential impact of not doing so.Lastly, I use the example of tech giants OpenAI and their responsibility to ensure the common good. I highlight the need for OpenAI to set the standard for transitioning their assets as a singularity back to the people, while still incentivising innovation and training for their models. I then delve into the potential for collaboration and building upon existing work to ensure that everyone benefits from the collective commons with the prevalence of self-sovereignty in the realm of data and identity. Don't miss this eye-opening deep dive into authority, trust, and the future of transactions.Support the showContact David Ding EmailWebsite Thanks for listening!