As a buyer, your first priority is making sure that you’re doing what’s best for your business. So what’s stopping you from jumping into TARTLE’s data packets? If you’re still having doubts about investing in our platform, let’s talk about the benefits you get from ethical data sourcing.
In the traditional data sourcing setup, a lot of the information that you buy is incredibly biased. This is because you’re buying them off of third parties that observe human beings, and not the human beings you’re serving themselves. Every middleman you entertain in your data sourcing gives room for misinterpretation and corruption of their information.
So remove the guesswork. Half of the headache in growing a business is figuring out what makes your customers tick—that’s why we all shell out so much towards marketing campaigns. But with TARTLE, you can invest in facts. Making the move toward ethical data sourcing means that you don’t have to make assumptions about your customers, because you can reach out to them whenever you need to.
TARTLE is where the world goes to buy and sell data. And if you're not ethically sourcing your information through TARTLE, you're not getting your information properly and you're not getting the best information possible. - Alexander McCaig
When you come to TARTLE, you are taking on a commitment. You want to ensure that your values, actions, and business align with one another. This is an active decision to care about the future of your company, the planet, and the people who support your products and services.
It can be overwhelming to think of ways that you could make change happen. After all, movements take decades to build up the momentum they need to succeed. So if you can’t find the time to commit to so many other things just yet, commit to this one step.
Commitment to TARTLE symbolizes a commitment to human beings who want to establish consensual relationships and share truthful narratives of their lives.
Sign up for TARTLE through this link here.
Have you ever felt like you could dedicate yourself to a cause that would span generations? It could be anything: a business, an infrastructure, even an idea. If you have, then you’re one of the lucky few.
If you haven’t, consider why you don’t have the time, energy, or money to put into finding your passion. When you are working a regular 9-to-5 and still struggling to make ends meet on a day to day basis, thinking long-term can seem nonsensical.
That’s what living under our current economic system does to us. Why bother coming up with any energy for multigenerational thought and purpose when the here and now is taking up all that space?
In this episode, Alexander McCaig and Jason Rigby highlight the importance of eliminating the middleman in wealth creation—and how you can use the TARTLE Marketplace to sell your data.
Currently, the methods we use to source data are unreliable. We don’t know where it’s from, who’s touched it, and whether it is ethically sourced. There is an urgent need for a data marketplace that can facilitate the exchange of information in a transparent and accessible manner.
In addition, people on the ground like us don’t realize the potential of taking control of our data because the default is to just give it away to big tech companies on a regular basis. Yes, your personal information is being tracked and sold by your favorite social media and e-commerce sites. Now, we dare to ask the question: are you ready for the opportunity to profit from your data? Your personal thought processes and life experiences?
With TARTLE, this is possible. As a seller, you can transact directly with organizations that you believe in so that you have unmediated access to further that cause. The Marketplace is currently capable of ingesting satellite data, data from your Apple Watch, and more.
In the future, we’re working on expanding into other data sets for a more personalized experience. Imagine a world where you, and only you, have the power to sell data from your bank accounts, ancestry accounts, genetic code, health records, and audio information. At first glance, it looks like a massive responsibility—but doesn’t it also sound liberating? To know that you are at the forefront of data management?
Stop relying on a middle man when it comes to your information when you can have buyers get that data directly from you.
In the grand scheme of evolutionary development, the habit of creating wealth can only be cultivated when people are driven to seek these opportunities. The CEO of TARTLE, Alexander McCaig, shares in this episode how he actually grew up poor. Part of TARTLE’s mission is to help alleviate those in poverty. We know that we can make this happen when we give those in marginalized communities access to the tools and learning experiences they need to grow.
The devastating reality is that our current system takes away the humanity aspect of wealth creation. One example discussed in the episode was how winemakers may feel pressured to cut corners just to keep up with demand. This includes adding water to their wine, using cheaper produce, tampering with fermentation time, and more. In the long run, they continue to maintain an image of high quality while interfering with the true potential of their product.
With TARTLE, we want to help you rediscover humanity. These old systems are slowly detaching us from the reality of what is occurring. So we want you to challenge yourself to reattach to human beings. Create real relationships. Help people create real value in their lives by realizing your value in yourself. In the long run, choosing TARTLE is choosing to support the world.
What’s your data worth? Sign up for the TARTLE Marketplace through the link here.
Have you ever been so caught up in the process of creating something, you wind up losing sight of what you wanted as an end product? Hard work and ambition are admirable, especially when invested in the creation of new and exciting technologies. However, it is easy to get lost in the mechanics of work and to forget about the vision that inspired you to take up the mantle in the first place.
In this episode, Alexander McCaig and Jason Rigby discuss the negative impact of the ongoing tech race on humanity—and how we can fix it.
Jason pointed out a discussion made by Aubrey Marcus that was pertinent to humanity’s current situation. It was about how Inspector Gadget was dependent on his niece, Penny, to solve crimes and figure out cases. However, he always thought that he was the one responsible for saving the world when he created all sorts of new and complex technologies.
Several parallels can be seen between humanity and Inspector Gadget. One is that despite our desire to foster peace and understanding, we do not approach such lofty goals with a concrete plan nor with small actions we can commit to on a daily basis.
Another is in our obsession to constantly develop new and exciting technologies without a clear end goal in mind. Since the 1800s, when humans started experimenting with the implications of automating routine activities and making work more efficient, there has been a tendency to look at technology as a way to bring about heaven on earth.
However, utopia cannot be achieved just by perfecting the physical aspect of our world. It’s also about the parts of our human experience that are not tangible, such as our understanding of one another. The work we put in research and development can easily become divorced from our understanding of each other, and of nature, when we forget about using technology to co-create with nature and not around it.
Why do we keep losing our way? According to Jason, it is because we believe that more tech automatically makes us more happy—even though there was never an assurance that increasingly sophisticated technologies would bring us more fulfillment.
If modern technology is being used to process and analyze data at the speed of light, why don’t we turn to nature for inspiration more? Nature is constantly generating and giving data. The problem now is we are stuck churning out technology just for the sake of having it.
When it comes to smartphones, it seems like we have plenty of new models to choose from every year. Plenty of people plan their finances around the next flagship device to be released, immediately letting go of the ones they just bought as they chase the next best thing. However, there was never a need to let go of so much tech. Their main function was to serve as tools for us to make better decisions, but not to hold our hand and teach us how to make these better decisions ourselves.
What’s this extravagant tech race all about? What are we trying to reach for?
Perhaps we invest in the latest technologies in the hopes that it can give us a deeper understanding of ourselves.
“We've had great advances in technology, but why has there not been a correlation of war and death going down? Why has human happiness not gone up? Right? Why has all these prevalent diseases increased?” Alex asked, “It's because we still lack understanding. The technology hasn't been designed to understand one another.”
We could start using technology to start asking and answering the difficult questions. Maybe we can finally compel ourselves to reflect on how there are aspects of our personality that are mirror images of what is happening around us; or how our thoughts are similar to the state of nature. We can look into the log of thoughts, behaviors, and actions that are produced by our devices to finally face the parts of ourselves that we’ve been trying to ignore.
The TARTLE marketplace envisions a world where everybody has access to that deeper understanding. Anybody, regardless of their social status or location, can take responsibility for their part in changing the world.
Amidst the pandemic, the call for isolation has had a massive effect on the human experience. We are similar to trees in that when we stand alone, the likelihoods of withering away are high. However, when we live in communes the way forests are made out of a society of trees, our individual identities and personalities help ensure our continued survival as a collective.
TARTLE is analogous to what is going on in the forest. It is composed of many people, with a wide variety of characteristics, personalities, and thoughts. We have the opportunity to unite and data that is right, truthful, and meaningful with others around the clock.
What’s your data worth? Sign up for the TARTLE Marketplace through this link here.
How many times have we been placed in uncomfortable situations, and in which ones can we confidently say that we had the knowledge we needed to exit the circumstance with grace? Sometimes, our minds take shortcuts when we need to work through complex problems so that we do not overburden ourselves— but when we start relying on ducking into the side alleys to get to the destination, we do not get a full perspective of what we are truly dealing with.
In this episode, Alexander McCaig and Jason Rigby discuss the harmful tendency to live lives within our little bubbles, comfort zones, and echo chambers. They point to how data can show us the ultimate truth and the objective reality—and why we need to start paying attention.
Right off the bat, Alexander and Jason kickstarted the discussion by comparing the function of our choices to the number line, with zero as the space where there is no value. The positives lie to the right dimension of zero, while the negatives make up the left dimension. This makes zero, as the middle point, an inter-dimension of sorts.
We choose to pivot one way or another when faced with difficult events and circumstances in life. However, we may not always have the full capacity to make the best informed choice. It is human nature to sit within our own comfort zones and echo chambers, because we like information that validates us and exchanges where we know what to do.
Our best solution lies in harnessing the power of data. Regardless of religion, political affiliation, or social class, data is capable of making us question the distorted lens we view reality with. We have the opportunity to hold ourselves responsible for our thought processes and interactions with the help of data, instead of continuing to live our lives in a passive manner.
It is difficult to face the reality that we may not be making the most out of our lives now. After all, procrastination is a natural human instinct.
“When you stagnate and you don’t afford yourself new catalysts. It’s like you’re working with the same old data set every single day. What’s there to be learned? The data sets [have] stopped.” Alexander explained.
We underestimate the power of an objective and apolitical observer in our lives, which is what data represents. It captures our thoughts, actions, and perceptions— even the ugly parts of us that are distorted. This could be caused by a subconscious adherence to tradition, lifestyle, beliefs, values, ignorance, and others.
These misconceptions affect our openness to other people. We may become upset because they do not follow the same thought processes or behavioral patterns we do. In the long term, it could isolate us from other people or communities because it feeds into an us versus them mentality.
A lack of self-awareness does not just have an impact on our quality of life, or the lives of those around us. We slowly become vulnerable to the whims of more influential figures, who do not have any qualms with exploiting the minorities and pandering to the needs of the masses for personal gain.
Since data represents the ultimate truth, we need to harness its power for ourselves. It can empower us to make better decisions on so many levels.
We deserve the truth and the ability to make better choices.
While the capacity to make better choices is a reward in and of itself, it can now be an opportunity to be financially compensated as well. The TARTLE marketplace is a way for us to earn from contributing to the ultimate truth. It is a platform that encourages us to be more collaborative over authentic information.
We are in need of tools and platforms that give us the opportunity to see beyond ourselves. It is time for us to take a step forward. Understanding the truth behind our circumstances gives us a glimpse of what is timeless, of the objective reality around all of us. We no longer need to think in abstractions or to bend over backwards to justify our emotions when we can be energized by what is present in the here and now.
What’s your data worth?
One common misconception of data is that it is out of reach for many of us: a confusing mixture of encrypted numbers, letters, and other symbols that do not really hold any significance for the general populace. However, recent developments have translated these massive repositories of data and made it possible for us to access that only media conglomerates have had before.
As a result, we also have access to parts of ourselves that we used to take for granted, or outgrow, in the past. We have a renewed perspective on individual thoughts and behaviors. The data we have on why individuals think or behave a certain way can help us unravel these complex issues at a fundamental level, and we can work on improving ourselves from the grass roots.
The TARTLE marketplace is an avenue for people to give voice to these thoughts by turning it into data. Beyond the opportunity to earn from your personal experiences, you can also use the platform to work for a bigger cause that is important to you. Furthermore, it is not just you helping others but also about the potential for others to help you as well. The beauty of data is that it can be used for analysis in several different ways. If you do not have the tools or capacity to extract these insights for yourself just yet, then you can work with data professionals on the platform who can do it for you.
The tech revolution has changed the way we interact with the physical world. We use artificial intelligence and machine learning to reprogram our transportation systems, financial services, social media, and more. However, these are developments that build on the external features of our existence. We have yet to look at how we can capture data at a primary level: our thoughts.
Collective intelligence has empowered people to speak up for themselves regardless of who they are and where they are located, and communities can band together to start creating tribes of thought. These groups can be measured and analyzed, with data scientists using their findings to adjust the direction at which the tech revolution progresses.
Beyond that, it also allows the people within those tribes to become more self-aware about their individual wellbeing. These data deposits have insights on what they are locally challenged with, which means that people can look into how or why they are affected: what triggers the event, what exacerbates it, and what they can do to manage these thought processes in a healthy manner.
As a community, data is the key to showing different communities how their perceptions or preconceived biases lead to trouble within their locality. It serves as the bridge to solving these problems and finding understanding amongst different groups.
Clearly, data is more than just a catalyst for the hard sciences. It is our way of advancing in the social sciences as well. We can take that power for ourselves and analyze the data to improve our quality of living as individuals, communities, and as humanity.
At the rate we are going, most of our life experiences are captured and stored in the digital space. In terms of speed, consistency, and accuracy, it’s clearly the superior way of retaining human knowledge in comparison to word of mouth and paper. There is no need to worry about human error or the cost of maintaining a printing press.
It is interesting to think that data, which is intangible and stored in a virtual space, is derived from physical events and goes on to influence physical events as well. Data is a medium capable of capturing experience, thought and life—even long after the data source passes away.
What are the implications of this on the human experience? Having most of our lives recorded in data packets means that we can continue to have an impact on future generations in more tangible ways. Our lives on earth have more potential to have a bigger impact even after our passing, because our data perseveres beyond the memories of our family, friends, and written documents.
Alex mulled over his belief of a future where everything is captured by technology. All our actions and decisions are subject to analysis, down to the smallest details—and the people on the ground are directly sharing in the experience of this analysis. With so much information in humanity’s hands, our future selves may feel pressured to take on the responsibility of using this data for the better.
Do we have it in us to actively work on the pursuit of decisions, activities, and experiences that increase our lifespan— and by consequence, increase the probability of us evolving at a more accelerated rate? Only time will tell.
Without us knowing, the technologies we use collect crucial information about our life experiences on a day to day basis. The TARTLE marketplace is an opportunity for you to reclaim that data and to work for a bigger cause.
What’s your data worth? Sign up for the TARTLE Marketplace through this link here.
In the United States, it is possible to take everything you have, pack it up and move all the way across the country with no one questioning it. You just go, find a place to live and you’re good. These days, thanks to the digital revolution and the gig economy, it might even be possible to keep your job. You can even travel all over the world and bring your computer and your work with you. Yet, there is one particular thing you can’t easily take with you – your medical records.
The reasons for this are simple. Medical information is some of the most personal there is about you. It can affect your job, your insurance, and reveal areas of weakness that bad actors could take advantage of. Because of that, naturally you want that information kept private. Not just from your neighbor but from other companies as well. However, is it really private? And there are certainly times that you would want your information readily available.
Just imagine you are several states over on vacation doing some hiking. You trip and hit your head on a rock, knocking yourself unconscious. You weren’t out by yourself so your friends got you to the hospital. They doctors hit you with some anesthetic – which you happen to be allergic to. You have a massive reaction that delays the surgery you need to relieve pressure on your brain. The end result is that you lose function on the left side of your body. This entire situation could have been prevented if the doctors could have had quick and easy access to your records that detail all your allergies.
If they had that information, a different anesthetic would have been applied and the surgery would have happened sooner without any complications. Now, for the reasons already stated, it is hard for other medical facilities to get your information. At the least, it takes your express permission for them to get it, which you can’t give if you are knocked out with a concussion. Wouldn’t it be better if you had an advanced version of those medical bracelets with a code that provides access to your records? Or if you could just have a digital version on your phone? Something that would make it possible for medical personnel to access your information in an emergency situation could save a life.
Yet, this is often difficult at best. Ironically, hospitals and other companies that deal with medical information will often sell your information to third parties. It gets used in crafting new drugs as well as new procedures and policies. Sure, your name isn’t attached to the information so it is anonymized to a large degree. However, that is still your information and it doesn’t seem right that Bayer or Moderna should be able to access your information more than you can. And let’s be honest, how likely is it that your medical data is truly anonymous? Just as companies buying your data from T-Mobile can figure out who and where you are if they want, an insurance company will likely be able to connect the dots if they put forth a little effort. It would be fair to point out that having your medical data on the cloud somewhere also exposes it to getting hacked and exploited. However, that is a risk you are choosing to take.
That’s why TARTLE has partnered with medical providers around the United States to allow TARTLE members to have control of their medical data. Our members can more easily store and share their medical information as needed, allowing them to more readily deal with medical issues. After all, if you are going to be sovereign over your data, don’t you think that should include your medical information as well?
What’s your data worth? Sign up for the TARTLE Marketplace through this link here.
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Sovereignty over your data and your Digital Identity is your right. At TARTLE we are all in when it comes to empowering and protecting what’s rightfully yours.
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