At the 2015 FutureFest, we looked at the question of money in the impending future.
We live between two stories of money at the moment. One of top-down instability: systemic crashes, tensions between governments and markets, currency unions buckling. The other of bottom-up creative energy: every variation on a “bit” coin, local currencies made of time and a startling use of mobile tech in emerging economies.
Between these, how do we chart a viable future for the financing of our lives and societies?
Highlights at the festival included:
- John Lanchester
Author, 'How to Speak Money'
- Amir Taaki
- Helen Goulden
Executive Director - Innovation Lab, Nesta
- Vitalik Buterin
Main Developer, Ethereum