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DLTx supports public, permissionless, open source, blockchain networks because they offer the broadest benefit to users around the world and are free of the friction that comes with private, patented, or rent seeking companies acting as middlemen. In our vision of the future, users own the networks they use and benefit from them in numerous ways.
Johnston's Law was coined in 2014 at the Coin Summit Conference by David Johnston in an effort describe the trend toward peer to peer systems and decentralized applications.
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Commercialization of Space
In the past 20 years the commercial space industry mainly through the efforts of Space X has pushed down costs to low earth orbit from $22,000 to $3,300 USD per kilogram. As reusable boosters become a reality this cost ratio is likely to dramatically improve again and for the first time bring the economics of space travel into the range of business for mining and other purposes. In the early 2000's David made his first venture into aerospace, only to find the economics of launch vehicles were not yet ready to support private space resource commercialization. With this equation finally tipping toward a new more economically attractive status, there will likely be great strides in this trend in the near to middle term.
Transition to Renewables
The clothes you wear, the transportation you use, the abundant food you eat, the luxuries we all take for granted, are largely the result of the huge surplus of energy we enjoy. However as finite fossil fuels such as oil, coal and gas become ever more expensive to find, extract, and refine it is ever cheaper wind, solar and nuclear power that will serve as the growing means for us to continue maintaining our energy rich societies. Realizing this trend in the mid 2000's David developed first a biofuels company in Maryland and later a biotech company in Louisiana, and a Solar project in Hawaii in order to take advantage of this new economic reality of expensive oil and cheaper renewable energy.
In our lifetimes we can all bare witness to the unimaginable improvements in computational power, storage and bandwidth that have taken place. As Moore's Law passes its 50th year with no sign of abating, David has followed this trend closely by first investing heavily in the development of internet technology in the late 1990's & has since in the early 2010's ventured into developing machine learning, natural language processing and personal data aggregation applications that leverage these trends.
Rise of the Asian Economies
Between China, India, & ASEAN nearly half of humanity is racing through the stages of economic development. The effects of which are altering global economics, politics, and pushing the earth inevitably toward a multi polar world. With this trend in mind David is learning Mandarin and raising his children to be bilingual. In addition by traveling to Shanghai, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur David is seeking to expand his network of friendships and partnerships into these markets. Online communities such as WeChat, WhatsApp and Weibo grow these ties over the long term.