Rafa: I left Web2 you should too

By describing his experience of leaving Web2 and joining Web3, Rafa pointed out the difference between Web2 and Web3 from the industry level, believing that “traditional enterprises are bound by the current cultural norms, creating technology for the era that is about to end”, and predicted that ” New digitally-native organisations are forming, maturing and growing – this is where the future of the global economy will be defined.”

Something important is happening: the birth of a new economy

Over the past year, I’ve traversed the artisan landscape of Puerto Rico and the nascent online organization on Discord, through this seemingly unlikely intersection to where the future of work lies.

Less than a month after publishing my first article on Web3, I realized that my employer wasn’t ready to stop an impending wave of resignations.

The competing drama is kicking off powerfully with a massive bargain: inspiration, access to philanthropy, and true ownership of work. And what about the company’s counter-offer? Predictable: at the cost of individual production scale, family time, and creativity…

? ? Collect your “I QUIT WEB2” NFT at the bottom of the page ? ?

Rafa: I left Web2 you should too

Employers are competing with the Discord community.

Not sure if they are aware of this.

a strong emotion

It turns out that many of us are suspicious of jobs. Is it because of the epidemic? Or endless hibernation and dangerous reflection? Or maybe realize that once the noise in the office subsides, all that’s left is to get up and running for a living? Either way, this dissatisfaction with the current work environment is running wild.

In a report titled “The Next Big Disruption is Hybrid Work —Are We Ready?” Microsoft found that as many as 54 percent of Gen Z workers and 41 percent of the global workforce may be considering quitting their jobs.

Similarly, a survey in the UK and Ireland found that 38% of employees plan to leave within the next six months to a year, while a survey in the US reported that 42% of employees Quit your job if you don’t offer the option to work remotely .

Source: World Economic Forum

Rafa: I left Web2 you should too

When I talked to my managers, I was ashamed to tell them that I was going straight to Web3.

What I told them was half-truth: “This role is not for me. I think what teams need are people who want to manage technical support tickets and enjoy being on track to meet customers. You need a team that has a sense of the challenge of managing accounts. …”

The better, more important half of the story has two parts:

1. Companies are creating technology for an era that is coming to an end, and

2. I am no longer allowed to sell my personal work to any company that is stealing my ability to expand my expertise and wealth.

Note 1: Listen, buddy, this trend is real, your set is already an old Chinese calendar!

I’ve been doing this job since last year, and it’s very close to my dream job: tech startup, employee 22, telecommuting, working in an industry I love, and having the most cutting-edge API-first technology in the industry.

However, after just 9 months, I quit because of the uncertainty of pursuing Web3. Or rather, at a pivotal moment in our collective history, in the face of the certainty of participating in something bigger and more important, I caved.

Rafa: I left Web2 you should too

The “singular inflection point” is coming. (Source: waitbutwhy.com)

Spend some time on crypto Twitter, and at first glance, it seems like a lot of people are overhyping the technology. It’s cult-like, weird, and bizarre. But when you dig deeper, such as into the Discord server of a particular avatar community, you’ll see that this trend is real.

Seriously, I mean, these tight-knit communities of anonymous, interesting tech, and micro-economies have received billions of dollars in investment from top VCs and individual capital. And the people who work in this industry, with their glazed eyes, look beyond the horizon, looking for beings bigger than themselves.

Rafa: I left Web2 you should too

A new “American West”

(Source: https://www.americanwest.amdigital.co.uk/)

Rafa: I left Web2 you should too

“America:::m̳e̳t̳a̳v̳e̳r̳s̳e̳:::The dream is that anyone, no matter where they were born, or where they were born, can succeed in a society where upward mobility is possible for everyone.”

As I am surrounded by this new ecosystem (kudos to  @creatorcabins  and  @forefront__ ), it becomes increasingly clear to me that the technology my company is building is outdated, specifically, the company is automating the operation of an outdated enterprise.

“Am I going to spend my time, energy, focus and life building something for an outdated collaborative approach?”

The company will undoubtedly be very successful: they will disrupt the current market and become the industry leader. However, it focuses on industries that dominated the previous generation.

Rafa: I left Web2 you should too

Now is the time to ask yourself: Are you here to build a new world, or are you just trying to dominate the old?

Once I realized this, it was impossible to sit idly by. New digitally-native organizations are forming, maturing, and growing—this is where the future of the global economy will be defined.

My enthusiasm cannot be suppressed. If you’re an “internet nerd” like me, here are some excellent articles that might inspire you.

Note 2: From employee to freelancer

“Trends” aside, there’s a second, bigger reason why I’m leaving Web2.

Traditional organizations offer employees a trade-off where you get a fixed cap on compensation (hours, salary, bonuses, equity) while the company keeps your intellectual property in perpetuity. Is this exchange fair?

Before the web, I was convinced it was a good deal due to transaction costs. Companies and businesses pay you (on average) more than you can do to market and scale your work in your lifetime. In other words, the price paid is worth it. If you try to create, market, sell, and scale individually, it’s going to be too expensive (and you’re likely to fail).

Now, like all things, the internet has changed the dynamics of tradeoffs. Individuals will slowly, then suddenly, realize that there is an exploitable, profitable niche for their knowledge, craft, passion. And the company is trying to internalize it, so there’s going to be a whole wave of resigners like me.

Many companies think increasing wages or giving out more bonuses will solve the problem, but that’s not possible. why? Because it’s a question of ownership, belonging and self-worth. This is not a question about cash receipts. A new generation of organizations intuitively understands this and emerges accordingly.

Rafa: I left Web2 you should too

Digitally-native organizations will be at the center of future innovation, as traditional businesses are tethered to current cultural norms.

For a more intuitive understanding of the impact on tissue dynamics, consider this 2×2 grid. On one axis, we have transaction costs (X-axis), and on the other axis, we have organizational group size (Y-axis).

Rafa: I left Web2 you should too

I’m a consultant and like to use 2×2 to explain

(Source: @rafathebuilder)

In short: as transaction costs decrease (e.g. access to information, production of raw materials, coordination and communication), there is less need for central oversight and control (e.g. structured corporate entities). New organisms emerge and engagement pathways become possible.

Traditionally, you need to conduct an interview and then determine the role, which corresponds to the cost of onboarding and coordination.

But now, as part of CabinDAO, I can write an article without permission, get people to agree to publish it, and have it published in a matter of days. No one asked for the job, but these new organizations provided space for me to express my creativity and passion, and even return connections, job opportunities, and compensation.

Rafa: I left Web2 you should too

Just published my first DAO article:

“How to DAO 101: Choosing a Technology Stack for CabinDAO”

The emergence of a digital artisan

Over the next few years, I’ll likely transition from career specialist to anonymous worker, navigating various projects.

First off, I’ve joined Forefront’s Writers Guild, supporting local creators at CabinDAO, and working as a freelancer in digitally native org design (if you have anything to say, drop me a note on Twitter  @rafathebuilder ).

Most importantly, I will continue the passion of my soul: documenting the oral histories of 100 local artisans in Puerto Rico and exploring a new generation of digital workers. I invite you to   support this mission by following our journey at folklore.mirror.xyz .

I’m not sure what this journey into Web3 will lead to. However, I am sure that exposure to this new economy will help me better understand the future of work. Over time, I may even reach a higher goal than being a contributor: a digital artisan.

Rafa: I left Web2 you should too

Personal ambition: Don Rafael, Puerto Rico artisan

(Source: obrasdelpais.com)

DAO Contributor Education – For Whom?

If you’re curious and inspired by the field, I suggest you give these weird new organizations a try.

First, sign up for the Forefront newsletter to get started on the field .

Second, start building your digital identity:

  1. Put some magical “Internet money” into a wallet (Rainbow.me, Metamask, etc.).
  2. Earn your first coin by completing quests on RabbitHole.
  3. Find your online team by joining The DAO.
  4. Embrace the anonymous economy and buy your first avatar NFT.

Finally… remember to pay attention to gas fees!

All funding for this NFT supports local artisans in Puerto Rico through the non-profit Obras del País. 100% of the proceeds go towards promoting their work online and building a digital gallery of their stories and crafting techniques.

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