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Going to be hard to pull off. I'm surprised Sam Altman doesn't have the foresight to see that in a world where no one trusts institutions no one will willingly pay to scan their eyeballs without an obvious value proposition. Most people don't even understand Bitcoin yet
As a technology anthropologist who's helped many companies bring software/hardware products to market, this is unlikely to succeed for several reasons. Growing mistrust of biometrics as a whole, the general market has zero trust for crypto right now, neither this hardware nor blockchain can scale at what would be needed at a societal level. I could go on.
What most people want is to make an impact to the world and get sense of achievement by contributing, not to be replaced by AI and in turn receive passive basic income - Look at the recent strikes by content makers like those in Hollywood. It's hard to predict how Worldcoin goes in the future without a solid economic model embedded. It may be a good start, but far from enough to address the real issue.
Black Mirror-esque vibes aside, this project assumes that humanity is useless and hopeless, and that we've already lost the battle with AI. I think this view is incredibly pessimistic - we're a creative bunch of apes, and we'll manage to find ways to have thriving economies even if most or all regular jobs do end up being automated. That said, I do like the orbs design, looks like the robot from Portal a bit.
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I'm not as concerned about the privacy as I am about the method of attaining the IrisHash. What happens if someone is visually disabled, having only one (or no) eyes, cataracts, etc.? Do they not qualify for UBI? Also, our eyes also change with time, which means they won't necessarily hash the same way in a couple of years (especially if the eyes suffer any trauma).