Dear Educators & Friends,
Last week, I was lucky enough to keynote at the California Association of Latinx Superintendents annual conference. With 300 thoughtful district & school leaders, we got to the bottom of web3.
You might be surprised to know, the message I conveyed was not “let’s all get on the web3 train”. Instead, it was about understanding the change web3 is poised to bring to the world. And as educators, it is our responsibility to recognize that change across industries & figure out how it will impact students.
One of the my slides was about the evolution of web ethos, which dictates how businesses & humans operate on the web. This is my own understanding of how the web has changed.
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Web 1 was about building, open sourced content & networks, in collaboration with others, toward innovation.
Web 2 changed from building ➡ business, from open ➡ closed networks, from collaborations ➡ monopolies, and from innovation first ➡ money-making first.
Web3 is turning the tides. It is moving toward an equilibrium between building & business, back to open sourced content & networks, back to collaboration & community first, and empowering individuals (& not monopolies) to innovate while creating wealth.
For the skeptics of web3, you are not wrong or alone. It is important to ask questions & be critical of web3 projects because TBH, there are many scams out there.
I hope this newsletter issue will help you turn your energies to projects that are doing good in the world. I also hope it will give you ideas about how to raise funds if you’re a non-profit organization because even in the bear market, crypto is powering some incredible projects (including ours!).
To all things good & to a positive future.
Vriti & k20 Educators