Dream or Nightmare?
A few years ago, I was hanging out with a wealthy crypto investor and I asked him:
“What’s the Dream?”
The news corporation? The urban dictionary definition?
I was lost.
“Billionaires’ Boys Club.”
This morning, when I checked my Twitter feed, this was the first thing that popped up. It made me think of that conversation.
It seems unclear if this is the Dream or a Nightmare.
The billionaire phenomenon has been escalated since the beginning of the Pandemic. The combination of the amount of fiat being printed, and the efficiencies of automation has allowed a few of these “boys” to amass huge high scores in the game of money.
On the Internet (Twitter), it all feels like some weird virtual playground game, with phallic rocket jokes, trolling, and memes.
There’s a saying that,
“The true definition of a billionaire is one who positively affects the lives of over a billion people.”
Elon and Jeff are changing the world - reshaping society, developing technology for the future. Watching it unfold is an amazing spectacle and is entertaining. It often feels that Elon is playing the simulation at a different level, like Rick playing Roy.
Ultimately, the best thing one can do is find one’s Ikigai, and, while the various clubs to join, and status games to play are part of the fabric our society, as we grow up as a species, the game is changing.
The BBC comes with its issues, attempting to be a billionaire in whatever metric is an intense responsibility. There is also a sense of rage against the billionaires, as the hierarchy may have become too steep and there is a sense that they are gatekeepers, hoarding wealth and power that is impossible for a single human to manage. The shift in energy is a shift from the power of gatekeepers and influencers to the power of decentralized communities in the transition to the wisdom of balanced tribes over the power of manchild egos.