Project Oblio is ambitious. It has three components you should be aware of:
- Decentralize neuroscience research. By making the scientific method more open, not only will we produce more research into neuroscience, we’ll produce it faster. (Text) (Video)
- Implement a mobile populist blockchain governance model. A scalable blockchain is born from a port of democracy onto the internet. (Text) (Video)
- Vybuds headphones. Hardware that effectively acts as a “brainwave miner”, procuring clinical and financial wealth. (Text) (Website) (Video)
Early on, in late 2013, we recognized the power of liveness-detectable biometrics in scaling blockchain. We’re confident in the one-way “proof-of-cognition” algorithms we’ve devised, as they’ve achieved higher rates of accuracy than traditional setups (albeit with long processing times — though that will drop significantly with donated computing power). We know we have what it takes to build a proof-of-individual network.
Although multiple biometrics will be used on Project Oblio, we often single-out brainwaves because they have not been collected yet by governments or tech companies, and they themselves are a tremendous source of wealth (the going rate is ~$50/hr for a brainwave, not to mention societal impact in crowdsourcing them). Read more about analysing brainwaves while keeping subjects’ identities anonymous.
It’s true that nothing is ever 100% secure, not even encryption. But, our algorithms and knowledge of brain science give a much higher-than-average shot. It would be complacent of us, as a society, to not to attempt to build something that could positively impact so many lives.