OOO STUDIO LAB IDEOLOGY
by CM National Inc.·
Fear of PERFECTIONISM
Before the creation of the Studio/Lab this group was working on a new Dapp, which is not finished yet. It is more and more difficult to continue (limited resources).
We decided to stop and analyze what was happening, we found that the cause was the fear of perfectionism. This caused delays in the release of the Dapp because the product we had wasn't perfectly equal to what we originally imagined. This approach is absurd and is the opposite of everything that software development teams do, which is to try to get an MVP out quickly and fail cheap! And then keep climbing.
We decided to create the OOO Studio Lab, as a playful and free way to approach the Blockchain world and test all the ideas, without fear of failure, whether perfect or not perfect. Just anything, and learn quickly from it.
This is how in just Alpha weeks we have advanced more than in years, we have beta NFT projects running.
We are not interested in solving just any problem without application. We do not share the vision of the famous mathematician Hardy, who declared that he did not want his ideas to serve any practical purpose beyond making more mathematics (irony of life his work its really fructiferous today full of practical application like blockchain (prime numbers)).
We want to solve real-world problems, we want to generate solutions that can be applied directly and immediately. From the businessman’s point of view the new Blockchain developments are not doing enough to allow the big industry to integrate, it is clearly seen in finance, where most of the developments are not integrations with current systems but try to annihilate the current industry.
There are tremendous opportunities, but there is a lot more collaboration to be done, we still mustfigure out how and with what technologies, more traditional industries are going to integrate indecentralization. How a manufacturing producer could use the Blockchain, beyond a simple means of payment? Well, these are the kind of issues that we want to develop and that we are going to develop and that we are developing.
Our new methodology is based on
- Submit a topic (discussion)
- Addressinga problem
- Defining constraints
- MinimumViable Product MVP and value proposition
- Maximum Inviable Idea MII
When we study something, if we don't use it we forget it quickly, very few people will still remember how to calculate a Riman’s integral by means of the limit, no matter how many times you have gone through math class. But we all know how to drive even though we were taught it only once. The key difference is that we drive all the time, whereas we almost never have to calculate integrals.
Our Key Insights
The new web 3.0 is based on a new set of technologies, but the main discovery that allows its development is the Blockchain.
From an engineering point of view, the Blockchain is a system with very special characteristics that we will develop in the following posts (click here) but in this post, we are going towards the cause not the consequence of the blockchains.
A system like bitcoin is based on a model (simplification of reality that allows us to develop the basic mechanics of a theory) and models itself are based on a problem plus multiple constraints, that give the scope of the model.
Bitcoin the first Blockchain is based on
- TheByzantine problem.
- This problem poses how to rely on information from different issuers, which can be ill-intentioned to perform a coordinated action based on the agreement and collaboration of allanonymous
- The solution works onthe internet.
- It’s a trustless environment.
- Computer power its good measure unit for trust because youcan not fake it.
- The centralized database is the point of failure of trust in cyberspace as it depends on a third party whose intentions are not known in full.
- People need anonymity to use this solution.
- Value in society is represented by ledger or bills of all kinds.
- The best way to store value is with an intermediary good known as money.
- Money bills are anonymous, ledgers aren’t
Without doubt one of the best explanations of the system and its conceptualization is the video of (Link to 3blue1brown).
From here many questions arise but the philosopher of our group raised the following ones
Is society and cyberspace really a trustless environment?
Short answer no.
Long answer, first what is trust?
From de engineering point of view, it’s the probability that some system or sub system, it’s going to behave like they should, defined buy a set of rules preprogram in the system.
For example, we expect that people in the streets are wearing clothes, we trust in that and with high probability that happened. At the beach it’s the opposite. the is trust scattered in all society parts, we trust in car manufactures that their product are “safe”, we trust in fast food companies for fust and tasty meals (not healthy but we don’t trust in that). O even in blockchain, we trust in the nodes, the worth of one bitcoin, ICOs LOL, also in second ledger solutions, there is such things like optimistic wrapping, basically a trust wrapping. But buck into the point, trust it’s a gradient concept, there is no such a thing like trustless or 100% trustworthy, so most of the time we delegate trust in people, not in institutions.
The mathematician of the group answered as follows, in rigorous way, centralization it’s a property ofsystems than can be modeled as networks, the most basic is the network of nodes and connections without direction, centralization as it relates the difficulty of moving from one node to another through the connections, measures the relevance of a node to connect with the others, like the trunk in a tree or main street in cities.
The philosopher, then, answers that they are concepts that follow a non-binary logic and that form a gradient, so that no extreme is attainable.
The mathematician says, it is beyond that, because we can measure it in different ways (links to the different averages) and represent different systems in a gradient graph as seen. Further every time that new Blockchains proposes more than one type of node, total decentralization is not possible, so from the point of view of architecture it is unreachable as well.
After this we stop caring about full decentralization and we focus on take advantage of those trust gaps for new application of the blockchain tech in real world.