Empowerment or Trap? Jackpot or pocket money? You be the judge. Time to auction off our criticality. In a single year, NFTs have gone from obscurity to superstardom. Are NFTs, DeFi and gamified decentralized apps the new way for the disenfranchised to (finally) get paid? Or are they the gateway drug to a life of precarious hussle amidst capitalism’s death spiral? The web3 debate has defined the young Millenials/GenZ ‘Covid’ generations. What will the NFT lottery bring in this merciless economy?
We have heard from the experts, we have heard from the grifters, we have heard from boomer cynics and we’ve heard from the evangelists. Now we want to hear from young people struggling in this economy. What is the future you see on the other side of the NFT craze? Is it, finally, a way for creative people to survive and thrive? Is it a scam or just an immature futurist prototype? Is it destined for cooptation by the corporate and financial powers that be? Or is it a platform for new forms of solidarity?
Tonight, we will award the winners of the MoneyLab essay prize. The successful works, as well as honourable mentions, will be published on the MoneyLab blog and related media outlets. Authors will be invited to display, read and comment on their work at this special online meeting of the MoneyLab community.
Meeting link will be published shortly!