Is this something that is possible?
I can say that it will not happen unless we make this a goal. We know most of humanity will not focus upon this so the responsibility falls to those of us in cryptocurrency and blockchain. The advantage that we have is we possess a means to pull this off.
There will be one presumption that I make: we need to see the rest of the human population added to the Internet. This is something that people like Elon Musk are working on solving.
Hence, if the entire human race is online, we should definitely be able to eliminate global poverty by 2030.
Tokens Are The Future
@ned, on the State of Steem, uttered these words that I agree with. His vision to tokenize the Internet is taking on new meaning as the Internet expands into all aspects of life. In a few years, this is not going to be something people "log onto". The analogy often used is electricity. Hence, the Internet will always be there when someone "turns it on".
We are going to see the tokenization of the world. This is a mechanism that we can use to eliminate poverty.
Every Action Has Value
We all know that every value online has value. The biggest drawback to the system now is that only a select few benefit. We all know the money generated by Facebook and Google, in particular, is enormous.
Mirroring this idea, we need to concentrate upon making sure every action online is rewarded. In addition, we also need to focus upon offline activities also paid for.
A big positive is that we are already seeing some projects that are moving in this direction. The Steem blockchain, while not the only one, is a wonderful on ramp to this end. Steem applications allow individuals to get rewarded for different activities. I expect that we will see a massive explosion of this over the next decade.
@actifit is a prime example of what I am referring. Here is an application that rewards people with tokens for moving around. This encompasses almost everyone in the world. In my view, this is an ideal application for those in the poorer areas. People tend to be active just to survive. Here is a way to monetize their movements. Essentially, since most people are doing it anyway, the AFIT token is a form of a basic income that people get.
The other day, I wrote about Steem needing a Good Deed Token. It was shown to me that there is a Karma token on EOS that is given for people doing and witnessing "Good Deeds". This is a wonderful idea and looks a bit more expansive that what is on Steem. We have a couple applications that provide incentive for doing things such as cleaning up the planet which is a wonderful project. However, we should look into creating something similar.
Another project was put forth by @stan in a post about what is taking place on BEOS, a new middle chain that is being designed between Bitshares and EOS. One of the applications is RUON which is a full blown social media application.
RUON, the new Social, Business and Chat app built on the blockchain will be useful in every aspect of our living and working life, and that's no exaggeration.
The article goes on to explain how it can affect our personal, business, and investment lives. Again, if people can earn through their social media activities, it opens up a host of possibilities to enabling those who are not with means presently participating in business and investing.
I do not believe it will take billions of people focusing upon this problem to solve it. A few million people in cryptocurrency can make an enormous dent in this. It is imperative that we get people involved and tokens in their hands. This is something that was not possible before.
At present, most of us are still tied to the system of scarcity. However, it is crucial that we start to move towards the Age of Abundance by showing others how things are changing. Through our ideas, actions, and development, we can alter the path of everyone on this planet.
There is no reason, with what we have at our disposal now, that financial poverty should exist in 2030.
It is time to root this plight out.
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