The whole movement should lean into the excitement and interest around pop-up cities. IMO they’re the fastest growing on-ramp to network states.
In the pop-up city space what’s needed is practical solutions that: A) make it easier to start and grow pop-up cities (right now the operating ‘tech stack’ is a mish-mash of Google sheets, docs and forms, telegram groups, and other such things bolted together) and B) improve the quality of the experience delivered on-ground, so residents become advocates and are excited to attend more cities. A small but reliable fraction will also go on to found their own cities which maintain social relationships to the first, becoming natural nodes in a network.
The exciting thing for myself as a founder of tooling that helps pop-up city organizers is that getting to A actually makes B easier. It reduces the burden on organizers so they can focus more on overall experience design and delivery and less on micro-txs that resemble customer service for city residents.
Networks states become powerful when it becomes the way a lot of people want to imagine living. This screenshot shows the 10X increase in Google searches for “digital nomad” over the last 10 years – we could see something similar emerge for network states.
There was a problem reporting this post.
Please confirm you want to block this member.
You will no longer be able to:
See blocked member's posts
Mention this member in posts
Invite this member to groups
Message this member
Add this member as a connection
This action will also remove this member from your connections and send a report to the site admin.
Please allow a few minutes for this process to complete.