Sam Altman, the former President of startup accelerator Y Combinator, apparently has a solution for not only your weirdly specific desires, but also perhaps for the struggles of doling out a universal basic income, developing a cryptocurrency that anyone can acquire – in exchange for a scan of their eyeballs.
You've been pining for a universal basic income, but your bank account has been suffering from inflation. Well, according to Sam Altman, CEO of startup accelerator Y Combinator, he has the solution for you. And by that we mean he wants to use your eyeballs as electronic currency – in exchange for a scan of your eyeballs.
If you want to own cryptocurrency and are good at reading privacy policies, then a new startup is offering an interesting solution. Still in its very early stages, the marketplace will give you Bitcoin or Ethereum in exchange for a scan of your eyeballs.
In a move that may prove to be the next big thing in crowdfunding and tech entrepreneurship, Sam Altman, the former president of startup accelerator Y Combinator, has launched an ambitious new blockchain venture that promises to deliver a cryptocurrency that any person can earn – in exchange for their eyeballs. According to the firm’s website, “VersionEye” aims to use eye exams as a form of payment common around the world. The company will reportedly offer up to 30-minute exams in all major cities and is currently looking for doctors willing to participate.
Sam Altman, the former President of startup accelerator Y Combinator, apparently has the solution for not only your weirdly specific desires, but also perhaps for the struggles of doling out a universal basic income. Well, folks, it seems Sam Altman, the former President of startup accelerator Y Combinator and currently one of the most interesting minds in tech, apparently has solved for your weirdly specific desires over at his new startup: Everipedia.
The idea of a cryptocurrency that anyone can acquire — in exchange for a scan of their eyeballs — sounds like it could be the next big thing. Not only does it sound fun and ridiculous, but it's also the kind of bold risk that Silicon Valley loves to take. And if you can imagine what this new company might look like and how it will operate from an operational standpoint, then you're probably wondering who came up with it Like many Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, Sam Altman and his startup incubator Y Combinator are working on a unique idea. This week, the entrepreneur announced a plan to reinvent eye exams as a digital experience that would give users Bitcoin in exchange for a scan of their eyeball. While not exactly clear how this could turn into anything resembling an “experiential type” experience (at least not anywhere near as much as a more traditional experience can be), the hope is that technology might encourage the trend of more people getting eye tests.
Is it weird when a startup doesn't care about privacy for as long as they get your eyeballs? Does it make you feel safe that the CEO of that same startup built an AI that can scan eyeballs, send you some cryptocurrency, and then make you less safe? Yeah, I've never been an investor in a startup before either…