Blockchain - How Tech Can Empower and Change Human Beings - Blockchain: Utopia or Dystopia with Mostafa Purmehdi

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Summary: How Tech Can Empower and Change Human Beings -  Blockchain: Utopia or Dystopia with Mostafa Purmehdi This begins a block series of our talks about tech. If you are a techie like Matt, this is for you. If you’re not a techie like Fawn, this is for you also, because we are talking about the future and how to get a handle on it and get in on the pioneering wave. Don’t you wish you knew more before the dotcom era so you could have made decisions that set you up better for success? This is the podcast series for you! We have Matt and a professor of economics, social scientist, and researcher of advanced tech to guide and explain from the basics to the hard core stuff. This is a free, valuable, and rare education! In this episode, we begin with the NFT, what it is, and we get into what Blockchain is and what it does and what it will be capable of in the future. We talk about DEMOCRATIZATION of money, tech, education, and more. First: A non-fungible token (NFT) is a unit of data stored on a digital ledger, called a blockchain, that certifies a digital asset to be unique and therefore not interchangeable. NFTs can be used to represent items such as photos, videos, audio and other types of digital files. This immediately peaks Fawn’s interest (as a photographer), knowing that recently one single digital photograph sold for $69 MILLION DALLARS!!!! We learn how people are making money like this. Foremost: This is a conversation between friends, the kind that nourishes, and changes our understanding so that we can thrive.       TRANSCRIPT: [00:00:00] Fawn: [00:00:00] Hello, everybody. Matt: [00:00:01] Hello. Fawn: [00:00:02] I'm very excited about today. This is your neck of the woods, honey. Matt: [00:00:06] Well, getting close. Fawn: [00:00:07] We're talking tech today, guys. We're talking how technology changes human beings with our very dear friend Mostafa Purmehdi. He is this amazing professor. And I know this from personal experience. He was one of my mentors the past year. He still is actually. He is a social scientist with a PhD in marketing. He's a brilliant professor, such a compassionate, lovely human being. He's a marketing faculty member at the university of the Fraser Valley. He is a consultant for various businesses on new product development, consumer behavior and advanced technologies. You can reach him here: N E X three dot X, Y, Z. That's [00:01:00] his website: It's N E X three dot X, Y, Z. And trust me, you want to learn from Mostafa. He has all the secrets of our future, and he is so generous about sharing it. So if you don't want to be left behind, if you want to understand what the heck is happening in the world with business, with our financial futures with pretty much everything, art. This man is your man, this person, this human being, is it right, man? Matt: [00:01:33] I wouldn't phrase it as far as fear of missing out. I would say that  there's a lot of excitement going forward and he's very forward-thinking  and  he brings a certain level of comfort to it as we're about to discover. Fawn: [00:01:43] Definitely. I say fear of missing out because I am not a techie. So things like this tend to give me fear, but yeah, he has a way of explaining things and letting you in on the secret. To me, it's a secret to  not you guys, [00:02:00] but for me it's I still feel like a caveman. For me it could be a little bit frightening until Mostafa explains it to me. And I feel like, Hey, I'm in the circle, I'm in the inner techie circle. So I'm going to start today off with a nugget of wisdom from Santa Monica. I was going