I was told by someone that I am very quick at coming up with key questions. Just in case that's true, these are the questions burning a whole through my mind right now:
The big, tough question:
Saul Wainwright, who I work with at Innovating Finance Lab, mentioned that we do not have a concept for "infinite value" in our monetary system. This struck me as something as fundamental as Roman Numerals not having the concept of 0, and how Arabic numerals representation of 0 opened the door for what we now think of as mathematics. Whether we call this "abundance" or simply focus on the attributes that make intangible assets fundamentally different than tangible ones, I think this is the major questions: how do we think, talk, act, and codify in the systems that run our world, "infinite value."
Where in our profit-driven society do we put those people who do not produce?
How do we reinvigorate a neighborhood while maintaining the trusted relationships of those who have made it their home? Is there a way to have interlopers seize power without (further) disenfranchising those who are necessarily disempowered?