According to the World Bank, the global poverty line stands at $1.90. It’s the bare minimum people need to afford basic needs.
Of course, there’s more to poverty than money. The lack of access to other non-monetary indicators like education, water, electricity, and sanitation, to name a few, all work together to create a multidimensional system that keeps people entrenched in poverty.
But if we can eliminate at least one facet of such a complex system, then we will already have succeeded. The elimination of one crucial aspect of poverty can give people the foundation they need to go beyond.
This is what TARTLE wants to commit to with the Data Packets for Good campaign. We want to help individuals living in a constant state of fear, who need the opportunity to empower themselves.
Through intensive research and survey of our own users, we’ve discovered that we have the ability to move people above the global poverty line.
In this campaign, you do not need to be a TARTLE user. For only $2.78, you have the power to move a family out of the poverty line for a day. Your entire contribution goes directly to these people who are in deep need of economic opportunity.
You have the power to help someone secure their next meal and focus on improving other aspects of their life: education, livelihood, and moving out of poverty as a whole.
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How do you understand the metaverse?
It’s on its way and it’s going to change the world. One day, you will have the power to load all of your senses into the online space. You’ll see, hear, and touch a digital landscape. And at the pace that this technology is developing right now, we may even be smelling and tasting things online as well.
The pace of innovation we are experiencing today was first made possible with Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPG), especially World of Warcraft (WoW). The opportunity to charge into battle as a worgen hunter or draeneian priest captured everyone’s imagination. This was your chance to train a highly customized character in an open world with its own economic system, political controversies, and social structure.
A few years later, the next big step is taken: virtual reality headsets. You’ve effectively gone from a third-party perspective of another world to a first-person point of view.
Before the metaverse can happen, Alexander and Jason discuss the benefits of developing augmented reality even further. It’s the next natural step in the evolution of technology; the chance to “overlay our eyeballs.” We can swap out the physical world for a full immersion into a digital landscape.
While this would be a massive step forward for humanity, a lack of people-centered foresight could mean that augmented reality (and subsequently, the metaverse) may become a place that brings out the worst in people.
Imagine how emboldened trolls are on social media platforms, and then take it up a notch. Those trolls will have the same access to avatars and the metaverse that you do. They’ll hide behind the same tools that you use to connect with other people—and the scary part is that they might not have to face any penalties for their behavior.
The TARTLE metaverse exists so that people have the opportunity to understand their self-worth. It’s a platform that treats people as empowered individuals instead of animals on a data farm.
Eventually, we will be exploring a world without physical boundaries. Amidst all these changes, we need to ensure that the technologies we develop continue to put humans first. Sign up for TARTLE through this link here.
If you are an entrepreneur, you can probably relate to that adrenaline rush or feeling of butterflies in your stomach when you first opened your business. Regardless of whether your business failed or succeeded or you’ve moved on to another venture, there was that one point where everything chaotic suddenly focused on one main target.
That’s the beauty of entrepreneurship. It’s an opportunity to engineer new things, tinker with novel ideas, and contribute to the evolution of a product or service.
Alexander likened this process to that of walking into a forest and finding the perfect flower.
“I have to slowly change my path. I have to change the time of day when I go out there. When is the sun going to hit? Is it going to be in bloom?” he explained.
“It's that tinkering. It's that acting over, and over, and over, and over through the randomness of everything occurring in this forest, in this total ecosystem. And I funneled through the entropy and found that just small changes have led me towards a solution.”
One of the biggest reasons why entrepreneurs fail is a lack of cash flow. And as it turns out, the currency used plays a pivotal role in this problem.
In the podcast, Alexander and Jason mull over Breedlove’s article, entitled Bitcoin is Hope, which discusses how Bitcoin can shift the store of value beyond debt and into a decentralized network. This would stabilize businesses and allow them to operate at incredibly low costs. In this scenario, Bitcoin isn’t just a store of value, but the system that your business operates in.
A decentralized network allows businesses to take action on their own, instead of fighting everyone else for grants or struggling to come up with the capital to pay upfront.
However, the value of Bitcoin can still be manipulated. When it comes to providing a platform where people know that their work is secured and is identified as their property. TARTLE is superior.
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The hardest thing for most human beings is to hold themselves responsible for their actions. If you can relate, there's no shame in that.
It could be because it’s easier to ignore everything that didn’t work out in your favor, or because it’s easier to pass the buck to someone else. Maybe you’re used to delegating responsibility to other people.
It can be difficult to strike a balance between fulfilling our tasks and making sure that we respectfully interact with the world around us. As humans, we have our limits—and our capacity to take on responsibility is shaped by the lives we live, the values we hold, and the people that we share our lives with.
So what’s one way we can have a healthier relationship with responsibility? It doesn’t need to be this big problem you need to ignore or hand it to someone else. When we view responsibility as a burden instead of an opportunity, it can complicate our relationships with others and ourselves. We may find ourselves constantly on the offensive, rather than unifying and seeking understanding.
Ironically, the choices we make to live an easy life make things harder in the long run. If we put off stretching because we feel lazy, our bodies break down faster. If we choose to binge on fast food and snacks because they’re delicious, our health deteriorates faster as well.
This is also applicable on an emotional and social level. If we avoid voicing out our concerns or asking questions because we’re afraid of looking stupid or rocking the boat, we could bottle up assumptions and negative emotions until the situation becomes messy.
It’s common to limit ourselves and try to take up as little space as possible. We’ve created technology and algorithms meant to run the markets on our behalf. But the reality is as humans, we’re built to experience much more.
TARTLE is built to reward honesty, responsibility, and good decisions. When you reclaim your ability to inner engineer your actions, you can reorient your path in a more positive direction. You can use all that data you’re giving away for free to fund your lifestyle, track and improve your decisions, support causes that you care about, and more.
It’s time to ditch the path of least resistance. Responsibility is empowerment. Informed choice is connection. You have final human freedom.
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The internet has become a massive, all-encompassing place for people from all walks of life to gather and share everything they’re passionate about. It can be a place to bond over hobbies like books, movies, music, and TV series. It could also be a tool for earning money. Stocks, cryptocurrency, forex, and other investment options have become more accessible to the people on the ground in this exciting new digital age.
That’s why it’s no surprise to us, as Jason mentions, that creativity will soon run on the blockchain. The rise of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) has allowed content creators and artists to publicize their work and create an unbreakable chain of ownership of their output.
Imagine we ask you for your phone and you give it to us. If you need to call, text, or access the internet, we’ll do it for you—all you need to do is tell us. We’ll type in your passwords, messages, and personal information. We’ll be your conduit to the internet.
Sounds uncomfortable, right? But that’s what you’re letting big tech get away with today.
With TARTLE, we turn that around. You get your phone back. We leave the room and give you the key to the door. That way, you can lock it from the inside whenever you want some time alone. We’ll knock to let you know if we’re coming in and if we do, we’ll give you the space and dignity you need as a fellow human being. Your rights are respected in our community.
According to Alexander, one of the most beneficial AI algorithms for a human being is one where people are allowed to say this: I made these choices. This is my outcome. And this outcome was not good for me.
This gives us the power to analyze the course of our life, instead of just following where outside forces take us. On a wider scale, we could apply this concept of a digital ledger to government policy and trace the outcomes of its implementation.
Alexander adds that humanity is bad at remembering. If we aren’t careful, we end up rehashing and slowing down our evolution. It’s time we endorse tools that help us pay attention, recognize patterns, and grow.
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What’s Your Money Worth?
Today, we’re facing a money paradox. The cost of goods and services increase while your salary stays the same. On top of that, the quality of the goods and services that you can afford is decreasing. How many times have you taken a trip to the local supermarket and found yourself contemplating the cost of moldy fruits?
When you look at global logistics and supply chains, it’s tough to think of how delays in one area can affect an entire ecosystem. But it’s the reality we live in today. The Suez Canal blockage of 2021 halted supply chains for a week, but the effects of that delay are expected to last for months. Crop production and shipments affected by the Omicron outbreak and climate chaos have limited the availability of French fries around the world, particularly in Southeast Asian fast food chains.
So what do we have to do? It’s time for the government to step in. Time to take out more debt to pay for these delays. But this is only a band-aid solution to a bullet wound. It’s one thing to have a shortage of good products in your local supermarkets and restaurants. But if your pay and purchasing power is not increasing alongside the price of goods and services as well, something is wrong.
This episode is scheduled for release on May 26, 2022. Here are Alexander and Jason’s fearless forecasts for the year ahead.
The last forecast is particularly noteworthy because it’s the start of a new system. People will stop relying on a fragile way of doing things and start creating smaller, more robust networks.
One challenge to having an incredibly interconnected network was that people started relying heavily on others to conduct business. While this meant that products could be manufactured faster and cheaper, it compromised their quality.
And beyond the products themselves, it also affected our capability for self-sustenance.
The resurgence of craftsmanship isn’t coincidence. The idea is that today’s generation wants to feel a sense of community and identity. They want to know that when they purchase products, they were created locally and their decision to purchase is supporting local communities as well.
It’s the same with TARTLE. You own 100 percent of your work and you are completely responsible for the creation and sharing of that information.
If you want to be a part of the next wave of craftsmanship, community, and technology - you can sign up for TARTLE here.
Let’s use history and the evolution of technology to talk about adoption rates.
In the past, technological development was heavily associated with warfare. Private enterprise was the driving force behind the transformation of longbows and broadswords to trebuchets and siege engines.
Notice how this meant that development was placed in the hands of the wealthy and the influential. Today, we ask ourselves: what happens when the tech advantage is given to individuals?
What if the ordinary people are empowered, through technology, to rise above being pawns of the one percent?
One of the biggest concerns we face as a collective is the transition of warfare. In the future, the internet will be the platform upon which entities and governments wage war. This will continue to loom over us if the state continues to define for people what their data is and how it should be used.
And this is a recurring problem in many aspects of our lives. Decision making is centralized. Most of the time, we’re waiting for somebody else to tell us what to do as part of an overarching system.
“That's what's been happening. People have given up their freedom to external hopes and beliefs. And then they turn around, and then the outcome that they're promised, never happens. No matter who you are, whether you're Conservative, or Liberal, or Democrat, Republican, or Socialist Party, or Marxist Party, it doesn't matter,” Jason explained.
Unless we decide to come together and use the internet for fostering human understanding, we won’t be able to change our path.
Today, businesses are fundamentally supported by data. And in the future, it will only be supported by data. Unless you have the data to pre-empt your business decisions and stay ahead of the curve, you may not be able to keep up with these changes.
This doesn’t hold true for businesses alone. Our digital identities as individuals will soon become a pivotal part of our freedom and autonomy.
TARTLE is free to use. The platform was made to empower individuals and help them secure their rights. This is their opportunity to achieve financial emancipation through the sharing of their data.
With high adoption rates and no barriers to entry, TARTLE is an opportunity for people to use a free technology that is capable of helping them gain financial stability. This is a symbol of hope, meant to help uplift the common man.
Let’s make TARTLE the largest distribution of wealth recorded in history.
If we don’t have the courage to find new ways of doing things, we’ll find ourselves caught in a destructive cycle.
Let’s go over some of the biggest events in history that shaped the world we live in today.
In the country next door, factories and improved industrial capabilities were improving Germany’s economic standing. But beyond their borders, other European countries were feeling the pressure. Politicians arbitrarily drew geographical borders with little regard for the cultural nuances of each area.
This led to the rise of the Black Hand, an underground movement that fueled resentment against the ruling monarchs.
The resentment culminated in the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. From there, it was a free-for-all: political allegiances were quickly formed and World War One began.
The First World War was a battle of technologies. Early tanks and artillery, mustard gas, and trench warfare made sure that destruction could be both targeted and widespread. Forget riding into war with horses and javelins. The fate of your enemies could now be decided with the push of a few buttons.
In the aftermath of the First World War, we lost twenty million people. And the world leaders of that time decided to find a way to make Germany pay.
The burden of war reparations crippled the German economy and agitated the people on the ground. In today’s terminology, the world was trying to make Germany pay a half trillion dollars. No country is capable of paying that amount—especially back then.
With Germany collapsing under the debt, Adolf Hitler seized the opportunity to sow and ferment radical sentiments. He used the same tactics that the Black Hand used to undermine authority.
This time, 50 million people die.
After the Second World War, the New Deal ushered in the golden era of America. Technology stopped focusing on warfare and started working on consumer goods. Marketing became a crucial aspect in shaping human behavior. And in addition, 78 million people were born in the US.
That’s not just a fiscal stimulus. This era also witnessed a manufacturing stimulus and human life stimulus.
We’re quickly approaching modern times. The rise of world organizations such as NATO and the EU have encouraged greater collaboration and trading between countries. So far, everything is at peace, and the one percent believe that this will continue to hold together.
But will it?
Big tech is making some big moves on your personal information.
Now, they’re making it look good by dressing it up with some fun statistics. For example, Spotify Unwrapped gives you a list of all the music you’ve listened to the most in the past year. Google Maps has a similar function. It compiles a neat list of all the countries, cities, and places you’ve visited.
It’s time to call this out for what it is: they’re showing you all the personal information they’ve gathered from you, and are keeping it in their systems.
Your location data is critical information. We’ve seen journalists, politicians, and gamers doxxed for one thing or the other on the internet.
In this episode, Alexander and Jason discuss how a Catholic priest was outed by a Christian publication. This happened because they tracked his location using Grindr, and found that he was visiting gay bars and private residence from 2018 to 2020. They concluded that it was his phone based on the location data as well.
“A mobile device correlated to Burrill emitted app data signals from the location-based hookup app Grindr on a near-daily basis during parts of 2018, 2019, and 2020 — at both his USCCB office and his USCCB-owned residence, as well as during USCCB meetings and events in other cities.” - The Pillar
That’s highly specialized location data. Three years of the priest’s whereabouts, being logged and stored by the app. And a data vendor was all it took to ruin his entire life.
Should he have been a priest if he was a closeted homosexual? That’s not what we’re trying to answer here. The core of this issue is that someone tracked this individual’s private choices and exposed them without their consent, without them even being aware that they were tracked in the first place.
Those fun end-of-the-year summaries on your app activity aren’t for free. They are blatantly telling you that you are the product, and you can have your data weaponized against you without your knowledge. That’s the kind of chaotic world we can expect with the inevitable weaponization of data.
This is a wake-up call for you to start being more vigilant about who and where you share your data. You need to own the information you create on your gadgets. Those are your personal assets and you worked hard to create them.
With TARTLE, you can take that information into your hands and choose to share it on your time, at your pace. Stop letting third parties and vendors take that away from you. Your choice, your time, your data.
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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.
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