The term ‘Utopia’ has been used over the course of history in many different ways. Yet, the most common meaning of the word utopia that has really stuck, refers to a community, a land, a country or even a world if you want, where everything is in the best possible condition and the best possible, nearly perfect qualities are provided to all citizens. This includes the equality of economics, government, justice and all other aspects and areas of the social community are set in place.
Since no such community has been recorded in the real world, the term utopia is often used for something that is surreal and will never happen in the real world. However, the world is getting smaller and smaller. We are more connected than ever before and a lot of positive changes have already been made to make the world a better place. Units larger than countries are formed, and who knows, maybe one day we will get to the point that the whole world will be united and real Utopia will be established. This is definitely something we should all aim for.
However, the reality is that there are still many people who would do whatever it takes to gain power and money, and the last thing they want is for Utopia to become a reality.
You might be asking yourself why are we talking about Utopia, right? Well, blockchain technology has the potential of making Utopia a reality a lot sooner then many would like.
If there is anything true in this world, then the fact that people become a lot faster corrupted when there is money at stake is at the very top.
Oriel Feldman Hall of Cambridge University presented a study that was performed back in 2011. It showed that a shocking 96% of people are willing to inflict physical pain to a complete stranger in order to make 1 pound. Yes, our relationship with money is a serious problem.
But now there is a solution on the horizon. It is actually already up and shinning. A cryptocurrency (Bitcoin to be exact) was the first use case of blockchain technology and since 2008 the technology evolved a lot. It has almost endless use case possibilities and they all provide basically a bulletproof vest if the bullet is corruption.
I wouldn’t want to be stepping on wrong people’s toes but I dare to say that governments and officials are the ones responsible for the most corruption in the whole world.
Sure, there are criminals, real hardcore criminals, but they are not pretending to be good guys and that they are doing things in people’s best interests as such they are a much smaller problem.
If you have been wondering why there is so many conflicts between the blockchain technology and the governments all across the globe, now you know why. Many don’t want things to be fully traceable and 100% transparent.
I would like to leave you off with this positive initiative by a man called Jeffrey Berns, who is actually planning to build Utopia in Nevada. He invested over 300 million dollars of his own money into it. This sort of project can give hope to the entire world.
We must believe that Utopia is possible and take all the steps necessary towards achieving it. There are always multiple sides to every story, but facts are always facts, and blockchain technology can provide hardcore, traceable facts in any sphere we apply it to. It can also provide us with the systems that not only enable full traceability but also automatically prevent any shady business.