Cooperation is our superpower - our remarkable ability to advance our knowledge and wellbeing by working together. It has enabled us, an unassuming species from sub-Saharan Africa, to inhabit locations all across the planet, build the pyramids, discover atoms and DNA, and even venture into space.
What sets humans apart is our unique capacity to cooperate in highly creative ways with an infinite number of individuals — even those we have never met before, and who we may never see again, irrespective of their location.
We believe that tools for thought, freedom, and trust are what have enabled us to create all the art, science, technologies, devices, and structures we see around us. They’ve allowed us to build cities and reach for the stars.
Language — our tool for thought — enabled us to form powerful shared beliefs through stories, fostering trust and freedom essential for cooperation. However, trust without freedom can lead to dictatorship, and freedom without trust can cause anarchy. Balancing both is key for effective cooperation.
We see the web as the main tool for thought, freedom and trust today and our aim is to upgrade it:
...as a tool for thought by bringing graph as a universal language of data
...as a tool for freedom by embedding universal digital freedoms
...as a tool for trust by building a decentralized layer of trust that supports governance of the positive sum game that the web creates
We are of the view that with better tools for thought, freedom, and trust, we can accomplish even more. We can chart a course towards true sustainability, with cooperation at its core.