Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin Speaks With Indian Guru Sadhguru

Paigambar Mohan Raj
Source: reState Foundation

Ethereum (ETH) co-founder, Vitalik Buterin recently spoke with Indian mystic and founder of Isha Foundation, Sadhguru on reState Foundation. The two discussed the meeting of technology and human awareness and consciousness.

Buterin opened the discussion by explaining what blockchain technology is. According to the 29-year-old programmer, blockchain is about “human coordination and interaction” with each other. He said the technology is about helping people “trust each other more, to collaborate across larger distances on many different kinds of projects.”

Moreover, the conversation noted a widening gap between the rate of technological innovation and the development of human ethics and consciousness. Sadhguru argues that our need to belong to a group is a significant source of this impediment. The yogi claimed that because of this urge for self-identification, protecting the identity takes priority.

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The Ethereum chief emphasized that modern, emergent technology actually makes it simpler for individuals to detect complex identities and establish personal connections over shared interests. Buterin stated that “every technology is a social technology in some way.”

However, upcoming technologies will not solve all problems, Buterin said. Nevertheless, he continued, agreements and disagreements in the area could lead to “realized cooperation” and educational possibilities. Additionally, Sadhguru urged listeners to remember that humans remain at the “highest level of technology” even as these new technologies continue to dominate users’ lives and global systems.

Sadhguru is quite a tech-savvy guru. He is often seen riding his motorcycle or flying a helicopter. The Indian mystic said that technology is an extension of our awareness, not just anything we produce. Moreover, he added that we will automatically advance our technology as we raise our consciousness. As per both speakers, the key to blockchain’s deployment as a tool for deeper knowledge and expanding human consciousness is its right use.