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Honest is a social network where you can earn Bitcoin Cash (BCH) if you create value. Our mission is to improve the quality of content on the internet and to get people paid for doing what they love.

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Why does the brain have a reward prediction error? (Paywall) Mark Humphries wrote that story, I replied, he replied, I replied… **************************************************************** The dogs at a show could be ranked by… 1. a small committee of experts (socialism) 2. everybody voting (democracy) 3. everybody donating any amount (market) With the last one all the money could be given to the Human Society, for example. Each of these three systems is very different, so they would rank the dogs very differently. One system would rank the dogs far more intelligently than the other two systems. Here’s a list of books… - The Origin Of Species - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone - A Theory of Justice - A Tale of Two Cities - 50 Shades of Grey - Principia - The Bible - War and Peace - The Cat in the Hat - The Wealth of Nations These books aren’t equally useful, just like dogs aren’t equally useful. We could also use the three very different systems to rank these ten books. One system would rank the books far more intelligently than the other two systems. It’s hard for me to wrap my mind around this. You’re trying to figure out how the human brain works, which I think is certainly a useful endeavor. But is it as useful as figuring out which collective brain is the most intelligent? What’s the difference? The foragers in a beehive use costly signals to rank flower patches. A bunch of individuals put their tiny heads together to try and correctly discern the usefulness of a patch. The more correct their assessment, the more optimal their allocation of resources. Right now I’m allocating my resources to discussing intelligence with you. Why? Because my brain tells me that this is a very useful thing to discuss. But it’s not like I have a good grasp of the exact mechanics. Your grasp is much better than mine. From my limited perspective, it seems like my brain is a bunch of individuals putting their tiny heads together to try and correctly discern the usefulness of a topic. I’m a multicellular individual. Why? Because a long time ago a bunch of unicellular individuals did a really good job of putting their tiny heads together. Now here I am, a multicellular individual, trying to explain to you, a multicellular individual, that it’s relatively easy, and incredibly beneficial, to figure out which system does the best job of putting our tiny heads together. Heh. It feels really… primordial. Right now the most important experiment is being conducted… Honest Cash. Participants use costly signals to rank content. As opposed to Medium, Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Google where content is ranked by cheap signals. The Honest Cash experiment will economically enlighten everyone, and then all us multicellular individuals will do an infinitely better job of putting our tiny heads together, which means infinitely faster evolution. If you want to better understand brains, then you should definitely participate in the Honest Cash experiment. You can use your money to improve how the content is ranked. Compare these two passages… While one can see that a nervous system signalling to both tissues could make chemical communication redundant, it’s now clear that the hormonal link — and the autonomous character of peripheral tissues — never went away. As specialised populations of cells evolved, the total organism benefited from individual tissues broadcasting their status to modulate other organs. As Karsenty puts it, ‘no organ is an island in our body.’ — Liam Drew, Hormones United … It is thus that the private interests and passions of individuals naturally dispose them to turn their stocks towards the employments which in ordinary cases are most advantageous to the society. But if from this natural preference they should turn too much of it towards those employments, the fall of profit in them and the rise of it in all others immediately dispose them to alter this faulty distribution. Without any intervention of law, therefore, the private interests and passions of men naturally lead them to divide and distribute the stock of every society among all the different employments carried on in it as nearly as possible in the proportion which is most agreeable to the interest of the whole society. — Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations What’s the difference? In both cases the optimal balance, the efficient allocation of resources, depends on a bunch of individuals effectively putting their tiny heads together. On a small scale the best system involves the sacrifice of calories. On our scale the best system involves the sacrifice of cash.
On Twitter, Alex Van de Sande (@avsa) tweeted… *I think *@Cent* is very cool, but I worry they might just be the next reddit. Here’s how we can prevent that and create a social media community that outlives any particular platform or company: https://beta.cent.co/+u8rqom* Dmitry asked what’s wrong with Reddit, and avsa replied that it’s owned by a single corporation. I spent my money on avsa’s story. If you scroll down it and look at the replies, the first one you’ll see is by Matthew 吾馬太 (@matthew). Why is his reply at the top? It’s because I spent my money on it. This is how Cent works. We use our money to rank the content. This really isn’t how Reddit works. It isn’t how Twitter works. It isn’t how Facebook works. It isn’t how Youtube works. It isn’t how Google works. It isn’t how Steemit works. On all those sites the content is ranked by voting. They are all democracies, while Cent is a market. market <> democracy If Cent does get as big as Reddit, then it’s going to be because a market is better than a democracy. market > democracy Cent’s success would show everybody in the world that spending is better than voting at ranking content. But what about governance? Whether we’re talking about content or governance, it all boils down to ranking the options. If the market is the best system for ranking content options, then it must also be the best system for ranking governance options. It is impossible for a market’s collective intelligence/knowledge to be useful for ranking content options but useless for ranking governance options. Currently, in terms of governance, Cent isn’t a democracy, it’s a dictatorship… Continue Reading
For a while I've been verbally promoting the idea of being able to monetarily promote my ideas, for example… Honest Cash's #1 Priority? Today on Twitter, Adrian tweeted about my request… Give me some ideas. What should happen if a user upvotes her own post? We could place the posts in a promoted section sorted by $, but… where should the money go? Constraint: http://honest.cash cannot take it...
I read this Medium story… Relevant: An Introduction by Slava Balasanov … and replied to it… ****************************** What you’re trying to do is admirable, but I’m skeptical of your methodology. Check out these websites… Honest Cash Cent These websites are, for the most part, markets. This means that each and every participant has the opportunity to spend their money on the content....
On Twitter I saw this tweet by Vlad Zamfir about his story on Medium… Against Szabo’s Law, For A New Crypto Legal System.  He received a reply from Vitalik Buterin, who I replied to…   ************************************ Regarding your point about bad changes… And since then, one of the central principles behind my philosophy has been “Don’t destroy all existing systems and hope a planet-s...
Yesterday I read a story about how cognitive diversity is dwindling. The author, Kensy Cooperrider, is a cognitive scientist. Coincidentally, the previous day I had shared several passages by J.S. Mill on the connection between diversity and progress. Since progress depends on diversity, it certainly is a problem for diversity to diminish. But it is also a problem for people to believe false t...
Jordan Hall writes and creates videos about collective intelligence and related topics.  He recently joined Cent.  Somehow I overlooked his first story, but I'm happy that I managed to spot his second one.   ******************************************** Your name sounded familiar, so I searched Google and realized that I follow a Jordan Hall on Medium. Then I checked out your profile on Cent an...
Today, after reading his story, I emailed him… *********************************************** I just read your article about how Metacritic's ranking system is better than Rotten Tomatoes' system. You're correct that preference intensity matters, but this is more reliably measured by spending than by voting. There's a very new website where money can be used to rank content… https://hone...
Reddit is a democratic website, so naturally my anti-democratic posts don't receive very many votes.  Here's my latest post on Reddit… The Most Important Book ************************************************************** The most important book ever written is, by far, Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations. It doesn't cost anything to read. A free book sure sounds like a great deal. But what happe...
Just how important is quadratic voting (QV) anyways? For those of you who don’t know, QV is where you can buy votes, but the more you buy, the more expensive they become… 1 vote = $1 2 votes = $2 3 votes = $9 4 votes = $16 5 votes = $25 The point of QV is to measure some preference intensity without giving too much influence to rich people. QV is the brainchild of Glen Weyl who recently ...
Honest Cash's #1 priority should be to determine our priorities for this site. This depends on us being able to spend our money on our own posts (stories/responses). The money obviously wouldn't go into our wallets, it would go into HC's wallet. Two big birds would be killed with one stone… 1. We would reveal just how important our ideas are to us. 2. We would help fund this website. Let's...