Headline, April 24 2021/ ''' '' HUMAN STOCK HONOR '' '''


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IT IS THE GREATEST OF HONORS AND A SINGULAR PRIVILEGE to bestow on His Excellency Prime Minister Shinzo Abe the ''Life-Long Membership'' of The World Students Society, - the exclusive ownership of every student in the world.

THE WORLD STUDENTS SOCIETY - for every subject in the world, rises to give its life-long members a resounding and a standing ovation and to assure their esteemed Excellencies of our highest respects, good wishes and prayers for Mankind :

O''Captain, H.E. Imran Khan, H.E. President Donald J Trump, The New York Times, H.E. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, H.E. Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohammed, H.E. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.


ESTEEMED GRAND-PARENTS, Parents, Students, Professors, and Teachers from every nook and corner of the world, got conveyed to me their delight, their best wishes and every prayer for the success of The World Students Society.

The World Students Society is very touched, grateful and humbled for all the honors that the world has so magnanimously bestowed on the Global Founder Framers and on the students of the entire world.

''May I assure them all : That The World Students Society will do everything to address the root causes of a very vulnerable Mankind''.

As it is, the world is changing at a very fast clip. For example, the Global regulators have set about to refine the climate fall out on banks. Central banks are piling pressure on lenders to quantify the impact of climate-related risks.

And concurrently, ''Europe needs more aid to counter Covid risks. And IMF says delays in vaccination campaigns threaten to prolong health crises.

And on !WOW! - The World Students Society, we struggle to understand how best to become a valuable collectible, NFTs are all poised to force us to reconsider deeply held notions of value.

This seems like another maturation of the attention economy, where anything can be sliced up, repackaged and sold.

Recently, my colleague Taylor Lorenz profiled a few companies that were looking to find new ways to help digital content creators and influencers make money online.

Among the new ventures was a platform called NewNew, which wanted to build a ''human stock market,'' where fans can vote to control mundane decisions in a creator's day-day-to life.

Other ideas included custom influencer cryptocurrencies [in essence tokens that can be used only to purchase items directly from the influencer], paying for fan interactions and using NFTs to give fans shares of ownership in YouTube videos and other content.

A quote from NewNew's founder and chief executive, Courtne Smith, gave me pause. She told Ms. Lorenz:

''We're building an economy of attention where you purchase moments in other people's lives, and we take it a step further by allowing and enabling people to control those moments.''

Human Stock Markets! Controlling an influencer's every life choice! That feels like the logical end point of the attention economy - the part where the machines win for good.

Anil Dash - the C.E.O. of the programming company and a veteran of the tech industry, went a bit further, calling NFTs a scam.

That's noteworthy because Mr. Dash accidentally helped invent the concept.

Back in 2014, while onstage at a tech conference, he bought a GIF from artist Kevin McCoy and published the transfer of ownership on the blockchain as a quirky experiment in ownership, making him one of the first people to participate in the crypto art market.

But Mr. Dash argues that what's taking place today isn't empowering or sustainable, but exploitative.

''If you were going to say, 'Lets let creators own their work and profit from it in perpetuity,'' the system you'd design would be the opposite of this,'' he told me recently.

''Instead, they designed an environmental catastrophe in which the only way you can participate it to have already bought into hyperinflated prices on a completely contrived market.''

He compared the NFT market and its exorbitant prices to expensive condos in cities like Manhattan bought by billionaires that sit empty.

''It's just a s store of value,'' he said.

What seems inevitable is that all of this will push us to re-evaluate how we assign value attention. This is why people like Mr. Dash are worried about the creep of NFT speculation under the guise of celebrating and empowering creators.

''The gig economy is coming for everyone and everything,'' he told me. ''The end game of that is the GoFundMe link posted beneath a viral tweet so they can pay for their health care.

Being an influencer sounds fun until it 'keep producing viral content to literally stay alive.' That's the machine we're headed toward.''

With most respectful dedication to the ''Life Long Members'' of The World Students Society, Grandparents, Parents, The Global Founder Framers, Students, Professors and Teachers of the world.

See Ya all prepare and register for Great Global Elections on The World Students Society : wssciw.blogspot.com and Twitter - !E-WOW! - The Ecosystem 2011.

''' Border - Beams '''

Good Night and God Bless

SAM Daily Times - the Voice of the Voiceless


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