The Foresight Institute Podcast

Mark S. Miller, Agoric | Computational Markets & Agoric Systems

February 10, 2023 Foresight Institute Season 1
The Foresight Institute Podcast
Mark S. Miller, Agoric | Computational Markets & Agoric Systems
Show Notes

Mark Miller, Agoric

Mark S. Miller is a Chief Scientist at Agoric. He is a pioneer of agoric (market-based secure distributed) computing and smart contracts, the main designer of the E and Dr. SES distributed persistent object-capability programming languages, inventor of Miller Columns, and an architect of the Xanadu hypertext publishing system.

Humans cooperate through institutions to solve problems that could not be solved individually. Civilization as a whole is the superintelligent ecosystem emergent of those interactions. However, the infrastructure that enables cooperation has extremely bad security. The exploitation of these vulnerabilities are currently still limited by human effort, but AI is already changing the ability to exploit these systems. Securing the foundation for cooperation is necessary if we want civilization to be resistant to emerging technologies, and there are promising projects we can support today.

This was recorded at the Foresight Crypto, Security & AI Workshop,
 October 4-5 @50 Years in San Francisco.

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