Age of Wonders: NFTs, Art, AI, Cycles of Computing

Kevin RoseChris Dixon


with @kevinrose @cdixon A tour through hot topics both within and beyond crypto – including art, AI, the evolution of mediums including blockchains; a deep dive on NFTs, artists, communities; debates around cc0, modding and copying, royalties; plus role of brands, DAOs, creation by crowds; and much more… including building in web2 to web3, from two veterans of both movements.


with @kevinrose @cdixon

This wide-ranging discussion is a tour through tech trends and hot topics both within and beyond crypto – including art, AI, the evolution of mediums including blockchains; a deep dive on NFTs, artists, communities; debates around cc0, modding and copying on the internet, royalties; plus role of brands, DAOs, wisdom of crowds; and much more.

The hallway-style conversation took place this week between Chris Dixon (founding general partner of a16z crypto, former entrepreneur) and Kevin Rose (co-founder of Proof Collective, Digg, more). Their discussion is not just a journey through time (long cycles of computing, web2 to web3) and place (LA, SF, NYC), but into “the age of wonders”. Are we at the end of (computing) history, or the beginning? You decide… but only after listening to this conversation.

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