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Working from coffee shops has its perks. I’ve been doing it for more than 10 years now (before it was cool and even before Starbucks thought to brand their coffee shops as “the third space” – the one you use…

The post The “Happy Tourist Bias” And Why This Might Be Good For You appeared first on Dragos Roua.

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Blockchains have been around for about 10 years, in the form that we know today – namely cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum or Steem. Although they’re part of our lives for a relatively short amount of time, as they are growing…

The post Storing Blockchain Data In Synthetic DNA – A Disturbingly Possible Utopia appeared first on Dragos Roua.

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There is no intrinsic value of anything. The value that we attach to things, situations, beings or processes is all subjective. (In order to make this clear, I used the term “perceived value”, instead of “subjective value”, which may be…

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The population of actors in our formula can be defined -at the simplest level – by “a group of persons who can engage in interactions”. The Need And The Clinging Traditionally, the reason for interaction was defined, in the context…

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Money doesn’t exist in and by itself, isolated from anything else, self-sufficient and immutable.  It’s a mental construct, but one closely related to another mental construct: time. In order to get a better understanding of money, we need to stop…

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As a digital nomad, I always prefer to work from a coffee shop, rather than from a coworking space. I don’t have anything against working from coworking spaces, to be honest, and, sometimes, I go test a new space or…

The post Optimizing Work From Coffee Shops – A Primer appeared first on Dragos Roua.

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We will start our journey towards a new definition and understanding of money by claiming that money is just perceived value of the interactions of a given population of actors. A more formal definition will follow soon, but for now…

The post Money – A Formula for Perceived Value, Reward and Punishment appeared first on Dragos Roua.

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There is no physical money. It’s a mental construct, a controlled hallucination shared by almost the entire population of the globe. There’s no physical object which, by itself, can have an intrinsic, exchangeable value. Even if we can identify “precious”…

The post Money Doesn’t Exist appeared first on Dragos Roua.

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The decision to leave Romania for another country was taken during 2017. I just knew that I had to leave. But the actual process materialized at the end of 2018. Partially because there were quite a few loose ends that…

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Living off the grid, traveling often and working from coffee shops, all of these are – theoretically – enjoyable things, but, as any activity, they have various degrees of efficiency. For instance, you may travel often, but you may not…

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