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Diving Deep Into Emerging Technologies And What’s Next For Us With Christa Mariah
I have with me Christa Mariah, the Chief Inspiration Officer for Future Advisory Board. We met at a cool show called Quantum Miami, which was all about everything Web3, Blockchain and Metaverse. I invited her to sit down with me so we could have a discussion about what I like to call all the things.
There is so much to talk about these days. Christa, welcome.
Thank you so much, Halle. It is an honor to be here. I’m excited about the conversation. I can’t wait to get started.
Why don’t you start by sharing a little bit about your background and what caused you to end up in the Web3 space?
I like to start my story by saying I was raised by hippies, rebelled against them, joined the corporate world, and then realized that they actually knew a thing or two. I’m finding my way back to my own path and spirituality in life. That’s the short story. I worked for a company called Gartner for almost six years and then the story goes. I was hired, fired, acquired, rehired, and now I say retired.
They are the world’s largest research and advisory firm for technology decisions. Essentially, technology organizations, the world’s largest enterprises, governments, and companies hire Gartner to help them make better technology decisions, and now leadership and management decisions. They acquired a company called the Corporate Executive Board. Now, they’ve expanded to advising on all C-level verticals within an organization.
Sounds about as corporate as you can get. What caused you to go from there into the Web3 and Metaverse space?
When I was with Gartner, I worked with CIOs. Typically, when you say CIO, it’s a Chief Information Officer. They have responsibility over the IT and technology decisions of a company. What I realized was I was a huge geek for learning about technology and understanding how companies and people make decisions.
Through my time at Gartner, I got to sit with the analysts who are doing the research and hear them advising the CIOs who are making the decisions. I got to be a fly on the wall for some fascinating conversations. A lot of them are around innovation and looking at this fourth industrial revolution where the convergence of these emerging technologies Like cloud, 3D printing, AI, and quantum coming up.
All of this virtual reality and new emerging technologies are coming together, and essentially allowing us to disrupt ourselves as humans. Also, creatively destroy the systems that we’ve been building and create a whole new world. What I see is a huge opportunity. I think now is the most exciting time to be alive in our history that I’m aware of.
Why not be in this space? That was my thought process going into it. I’ll tell you I came into the Web3 space with a focus and a purpose in 2021. I wasn’t an early adopter. I did go to a lot of networking events. I heard a lot about blockchain technology. When Bitcoin and Ethereum came out, and all of these new exciting technologies, I heard about them but there wasn’t a whole lot of trust.
For myself, I didn’t have a whole lot of extra money to be playing around or investing in these spaces. Until 2021, when my last corporate job, I had created this role and it was a VP of Global Alliances for a software company that started creating the ZIP format and working on mainframes helping them compress data.
For anybody who doesn’t know, ZIP, to explain the technology terms, is data compression. It’s 6 files turned into 1 file that’s called ZIP and then you unzip it to open it up. It’s a way to transfer files faster.
Fun fact, it was invented by Phil Katz, who was the founder of PKWARE. That was the last company that I worked for before being laid off. As COVID arrived, they sold the company. The CEO who had hired me had stepped down, and thus our executive team dissipated into the layoff. I had the opportunity to explore what I wanted to do on my own.
For me, I always found joy in bringing people together, especially smart, forward-thinking, and positively focused visionaries. These are the people I get energy from working with. I wanted to help them create safe spaces for retreats. In one of my last roles at Gartner, I was responsible for the Global CISO Executive Summit, which was a three-day event for the heads of cybersecurity for large enterprises.
There was a small fraction of these CISOs that are women. My idea was I’m going to bring executive women who have a responsibility in cybersecurity together in these transformative retreats. We’re going to then come up with ideas, solutions, initiatives, and projects that will help to invent and secure the future we want to live in.
It’s an interesting thing because I know this is stereotyping terribly, so I’m not trying to offend everybody, but my brain goes, “I really think of security, especially stuff like cybersecurity as being stuff that men are interested in.” You always see those spy movies with women who are infiltrating or whatever, but its theme is more of a geeky guy territory. Yet, I know that women are interested in that kind of stuff but if we gave women a chance to come up with solutions, we probably would see some pretty innovative ones.
Absolutely. That’s what we’re seeing as we diversify some of these more traditionally or stereotypically male fields like IT and cybersecurity. When I was running that particular event, 11% of cybersecurity or information security professionals were female. That number has been growing. It’s also been shrinking. It tends to rise when we put programs in place and we build a safe space for women to come in. As with male-dominated industries, there can also be an opportunity for poor behavior, sexual harassment, intimidation, and other behaviors that keep women from wanting to continue in the field.Today, we’re seeing more diversification in traditional or stereotypically male fields such as cybersecurity. Click To Tweet
That makes sense. At the show that we were both out together, Quantum Miami, they did a panel on a woman in Web3. They had a woman there who was the head of a Deloitte & Touche Advisory Group for crypto, but it could be for Web3 or blockchain as well. I’m not even sure. She was very eloquent. What she said that made the most impact on me was we could potentially create fewer rules inside of a corporate environment to allow women to have more freedom to do what they want to do as far as their whole lives. I’m not saying this particularly well. What she was saying is, “Does a woman have to work a 9:00 to 5:00 job when she’s also got to raise her babies or put dinner on the table for her family?”
This woman specifically was talking about flex hours and it might be possible to offer woman flex hours. I was with a friend who’s an investor and has a lot of different businesses. I said to him afterwards, “Have you thought about that for yourself?” It was very interesting to get a man’s perspective. He said, “I’m sitting here listening to this panel, and I’m like, ‘Why do we need this?’ The more I listen, the more I realize there seems to be a problem so big that we’re not even paying attention to it. We’re just letting it slide under the mat.”
I thought that was a good observation because he was like, “I would hire anybody. I don’t care what color you are, what sex you are, or what your sexual orientation is if you’re the best person for the job.” It’s interesting because a lot of women take themselves out of the running because it’s like, “I need these flex hours and I can only do this kind of thing.”
What I was saying to him is this industry is obscure. I was like, “If you were to offer flex hours, you might get people who would be crossing over into your industry. Who would otherwise not even come, so that they could get that.” I feel like these conversations need to be happening more, especially post-COVID. We’ve all known what it’s like to work from home now and have a completely random flexible schedule, and it worked pretty well.
To go take a step further, I have a friend named Kayla Osterhoff. I always say the name a little bit funny. She studies women’s neurophysiology and biofields. She’s created a system for business that will work with a woman’s actual internal systems meaning men are made physically to be able to essentially have the same rhythm every single day.
Women, as we know, carry babies and a menstrual cycle. Our body goes through specific changes throughout the month, which affect our ability to be effective in our business. There are certain times of the month when we have superpowers. We could be out there outperforming men all day long in this certain timeframe when we have this energy when we are meant to be in front of people, be out on the road and do the road warrior work.
There are also times when we need rest and to retreat because of the way that our bodies physically work, whether we’re at childbearing age or not. That’s also been the challenge. Women haven’t been studied in medical studies because of the fact that we’re inconsistent but we can work through it. I think that’s what we’re seeing now for the people who are paying attention like this gentleman you’re talking to who are open to seeing that we are all different and we’re different for a reason.
If we harness those differences, then we can have them work for us and with us. We can supercharge our productivity. We can honor ourselves, our bodies, and the needs of our families and have better results. I think that’s where we’re going. When we are paying attention, we are being compassionate and mindful in our conversations. We’re focusing on what we want to accomplish and where do we want to go rather than what we want to argue or fight about.If we harness our differences, we can supercharge our productivity, honor ourselves and the needs of our families, and have better results. Click To Tweet
That’s beautifully stated. Going back to your own personal journey, I want to talk a little bit more about what delights you about the Web3 space. What direction are you taking your business now?
I love the creativity, the community, and this pure potentiality. What I mean by that is with Web3, it is showing us that we as humans have the ability and the sovereignty to become our own banks, companies, and organizations. We’re building the infrastructure to be able to create beyond any ways that we’ve been able to create in the past.
I think that’s important and beautiful. What comes with that if you study the masculine and feminine energies or the yin and yang in Chinese tradition, the yin, the black or the feminine is creativity and also chaos. What is the challenging part of right now where we’re at in Web3 is the chaos. The explosion of all these projects takes some time to understand and explain.
A lot of the time, our people are jumping in and losing sight of the core ethos of what blockchain is meant to do and what this whole Web3 revolution is about. It is the decentralization of the few controlling the many so that everyone has their own self-sovereignty and the coming together as a community to support and build up one another. I said a lot there. I don’t know if you want to dive into any of that.
I love all of it. The first thing that occurred to me as you were talking is the idea of that creativity and the community. Those are feminine characteristics whether they are inside of a man or a woman doesn’t matter. When you start talking about sacred divine masculine and feminine, that’s what we’re talking about. It’s the characteristics themselves.
Not the sex characteristics, but rather just those qualities as either masculine or feminine. It’s beautiful to see because it invites people into that kind of environment. When women find that environment welcoming, it’s because it’s drawing on feminine qualities themselves. I want to take a quick side note because again, this was an observation that I had with several people. I got into this huge conversation with all these great women at the show.
It’s not that men are trying to keep us out or don’t love us. It’s not that we don’t love men. It’s nothing like that. It’s more that men aren’t aware that there’s a problem because, for them, there isn’t. They’re not paying attention to this issue or women’s issues. They’re not trying to make differentiations.
They’re just bulldozing ahead being themselves and taking care of whatever business they take care of. When the woman’s like, “I got left behind. I got pushed over to the side of the road, overlooked, and overridden.” The guy’s like, “Wait, what?” It’s because he wasn’t paying enough attention in the first place.
I feel like we need to focus on the ideas that you’re sharing with us about the qualities of these types of environments, job opportunities, and industry opportunities. Entire industries are being created right now and to say, “It’s a new paradigm and it can be a new paradigm. We can show up differently. It doesn’t matter what came before because the rules are being written by us.”
We can therefore take and do whatever we would like. Some of the women that I’ve run into in the Web3 space. For example, black technologists. They are self-described unicorns because there are not that many of them, but it’s not like somebody’s saying you can’t do that. They’re not. There are just not that many making that choice at the moment.
I hope that things will get easier, especially for women of color, for education going forward. The women that are there are able to work in the space. I want to see more of that. I want to see more of women saying yes to themselves. No matter how old they are, what their skin color is, or what their background is.
I can’t tell you how many women I’ve had on the show. I’m going to say maybe 1/3 of my guests so far are like, “I’m not qualified. You can’t have me on the show yet.” For example, one woman was like, “I just learned everything on YouTube.” They assimilated it and built a whole crypto portfolio around it or an education process around it that you now teach.” That’s how this goes. We’re all learning, creating, and developing at the core. We’re doing it independently and we’re doing it for the very first time. We are the origin story of Web3. I think that’s really important.
Well said and I absolutely agree. We are in this pioneering stage of this new evolution. I call it the virtual frontier of the age of abundance. We’ve been in the age of abundance probably for the last decade, but it’s not been distributed evenly. We have scarcity and abundance, and we’ve got lots of different perspectives in between.We are now in this pioneering stage of a new evolution - the virtual frontier of the age of abundance. Click To Tweet
The gold rush analogy, that’s why we call it bitcoin mining because there are people literally mining this new currency that’s being created digitally as if it were going out to the physical mines. For those in the US, the 49ers, and this gold rush that occurred, the same thing’s happening. We’re using a lot of resources. There are people who are brave and unafraid of the unknown. They’re going out there and investing in these mining rigs, and they’re mining this currency.
If we think about this frontier, nobody really knows. We’re all discovering it. That’s so empowering to me because you don’t have to know and have this background. It’s helpful if you have a tech background. You understand how computers work, how the internet was created, and how these new technologies are evolving together. There are a handful of books that you could read to get good insights into those. From there, you’re on even playing ground with 90% of the world. Why not take advantage of it?
There is 90% of the informed world because about 80% of the world is like, “What is that? I don’t understand any of it.” This is why this show exists because I want women everywhere to know, “This is available to you. These are the women that are doing this. You could come play with us.” It’s such an exciting time. You and I had a conversation the night that we met about a metaverse and the project that you are developing in the metaverse. I want our audience to be able to know about that because I was so delighted by it. Please share.
When I started out in this space focusing on Web3, the opportunities for blockchain and cryptocurrencies, and really building your own economy and community, I also recognized that we were building a new way of the future, which I realized was coming. Years ago, I listened to the book Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas Friedman.
It just painted this picture of the future where we would all be working and living remotely. We would only go into the city if we had to. We’d drive our electric cars. We would plug in and sell our energy back to the grid because it was cheaper wherever we lived outside of the city to download it. It was fascinating. I was like, “This is interesting. I want to live in a world like this.”
I want to leave a legacy for my daughters that I helped contribute to innovation, keeping the planet alive and healthy, and giving them opportunities to live in their own purpose creatively. I recognize that post-pandemic, we are starting businesses virtually without even seeing each other in a lot of cases. You may be hiring your team and they may be on the other side of the world.
What that does is gives us the ability to instantly connect and collaborate. What it also does is it takes away from our in-person connection. That ability to build instant trust is much more difficult to do over a Zoom call than it is to do in a week-long retreat where you’re deep diving into transformational conversations, going deep on who you are as a human and how that affects the way you show up in your work life.
I was really fascinated by this opportunity to build stronger relationships by bringing people together in safe spaces. Not only in the traditional way, which is usually you get a hotel and you’re still in the mainstream of life, but you have your group in their own little corner in conference rooms. What I wanted to do is bring people together in nature.
We can learn from the way that Mother Nature designs life, and we can essentially see how we can connect to each other, connect to nature, and then connect to our vision for the next chapter. As you said earlier, we’re designing this future that we want to live in. We’re doing it consciously in collaboration with each other and with nature.
That led to this concept of freedom, which for me is freedom in the trees. Originally, it was building this retreat property. Bringing visionary thinkers together, and then having a space where they can collaborate in between their in-person retreats to where they can still feel like they’re in presence with each other. That’s where virtual reality comes in. Have you experienced VR, been inside the headset, and explored around these virtual worlds yet?
Absolutely. In fact, I recorded an episode. I think it’s probably going to be about a month old by the time this episode airs where I just raved. I didn’t even have a guest. I was like, “Let me talk about my Oculus and the metaverse apps that I’m madly in love with.” I was specifically talking about Supernatural and TRIPP, which I am playing with pretty much every day.
Right before we started, I was like, “After I interview Christa, I am going to go work out in Supernatural for half an hour.” The idea for me is that I will look forward to create any space around working out. Normally, it’s like, “If I can fit it in.” Now I’m like, “How can I build my entire day around making sure that this happens?” It’s because I have such joy in that experience.
Partly because of the 360-degree environment and the whole thing feels so real. I also will sit down with TRIPP. One of my favorite things is meditating in the cosmos or inside sacred geometry fractal spaces. The fact that I can do that trips me out because I can feel my brain expanding just doing it. It’s such an incredible experience.
To me, it’s all of these immersive environments. I was talking to Michael Turpin, who is the Godfather of Bitcoin. He and I have known each other for many years. We go back to when I was pioneering interactive movies in the early ‘90s and he was a PR dude long before Bitcoin and we were talking about the metaverse at the Quantum Miami show.
I said, “What do you think of this?” He goes, “It’s such a small market now because it’s only got a few million users and adoption is taking so long.” I totally agree with him. I just found out that Google has scrapped their higher-end VR glasses and looking now to go with something that’s going to be lower end so that it can be more mass-produced.
In the meantime, I can’t imagine what we’re not getting because I’m sure that Google Glass was supposed to be absolutely incredible. I get that for a market to have value these days, a few million users isn’t enough. I’m thinking, “It is. Maybe you need 100,000 to break even. A few million users, that ought to be plenty.”
It’s not how people think. People are starting to think in terms of billions of users because of what you were saying before about how much smaller the world has become. How we’re expecting to be able to market everything needs to be able to be marketed globally. Michael said maybe he thinks another 10 years to adopt, it could be 15 years to adopt.
That’s too long for me. I want to see this happen in the next 3 to 5 years. However, he has his pulse on this stuff much better than I do. I had to solo my role at that moment and say, “What if it takes that long? Is that possible?” I suppose the answer is unless a disruptor comes along. Look at ChatGPT. Suddenly, AI is for everyone. They have a million users after two months. That’s really fast uptake because it’s such a disruptor to what was available for AI from a text and content creation perspective.
I feel like we are living inside of the most nascent delicate. We’re almost at that tipping point place. What we’re looking for is the disruptor for the metaverse that ChatGPT has been for textual and content AI. I don’t remember what the name of the app is that’s creating things like a Muppet, Jane Austen that looks exactly like Pride and Prejudice. If it were done by Muppets, that’s the visual AI version, but that exists right now. What’s it called?
They are all amazing. When you see the stuff, it changes the way you think. I’m waiting for that on the metaverse. I’m so excited.
I love what you shared there. There are a couple of books that I would recommend to that point. Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler wrote a trilogy of books that got me excited about what’s possible. It showed a different perspective than the doomsday, climate change, we’re all going to blow up the Earth perspective. Abundance, Bold, and The Future Is Faster Than You Think.
Those are the three I would recommend. I listen to my books on Audible or on an app called Libby that you can get Audiobooks from your local library for free. Those I would highly recommend listening to. There’s also a book called AI 2041, and it’s written by a sci-fi movie writer and futurist. It’s got great stories and it basically tells the story of what life is like in 2041.
That sounds delicious.
It’s delicious. There are many different chapters and scenarios, so I would highly recommend those. That can give you more of a sense of where we’re going. I launched my podcast in 2020. I only released one episode. The episode is on Demystifying Quantum Entropy. The CEO I interviewed has a company in Australia. They provide quantum random number generators, which large banks are using to help protect themselves for when quantum comes.
When quantum comes, what I mean by that is quantum satellites that allow for quantum internet that will be then mass-adopted because we have quantum computing right now. If you talk to spiritual people, they say, “I’m in the quantum field all the time.” That’s with our own human technology without any quantum satellites, but quantum is going to be a game changer as well.
I hate to say that I understand being in the quantum field from the perspective of quantum physics. I’ve studied that enough. Joe Dispenza, for example. All of his books talk in a more English way and more easy to understand way about quantum physics. I’ve studied enough quantum physics to understand the basics of what you’re talking about when you say the quantum field.
What I’m going to say is that I need more of an explanation of what you were talking about when you say what the quantum field is. To be honest with you, you’re the first person I’ve ever heard to use quantum as a noun like that or as an industry. I’m not even sure. Help me to understand or help our audience to understand what you mean.
It can be difficult and take a lot of time to fully understand and digest this. You have quantum computing, which is creating computers. Many of them are the size of giant buildings that are using quantum technology, meaning there is an ability of these different particles to gain resonance and communicate with each other. It’s called Quantum Entanglement. You can send a message from one particle to another particle without any interference because it’s an instant communication.
In other words, it’s not going from point A to point B. Once point A gets it, point B gets it at the same time, right?
Exactly, because point A becomes point B.
That seems like basic quantum physics stuff. I guess I just didn’t realize that you were able to do that using a computer at this point. The top of my head is coming off right now. Keep going. This is so exciting.
That’s technology. If you listen to the episode, you can get to it from my website. It’s Christa.One. You can hear more about what quantum entanglement is, what quantum random number generators are, and what the quantum internet will do to disrupt the technology we know of now. One of the biggest things is it can essentially break through.
Computers use 1s and 0s to communicate into all of these different languages, so it’s a 1 or a 0. With quantum, it can be a 1 and a 0 at the same time. That gives you more computing power, which can also break cryptography exponentially faster. Cryptography, which is the basis of our security, was saying cryptocurrencies. They’re all based on assigning a random string of numbers to create a lock and key system.
It’s the hash codes.
Yes. They’ll be essentially obsolete once computing quantum internet becomes mainstream.
It’s because you’d be able to break into anybody’s wallet in a second.
I hope somebody is working on solving that because otherwise, no matter how much Bitcoin you have, that’s going to be useless. Although, I suppose at that point, we could then use our quantum computers to steal it back. I’m hoping.
My thought is there really is no solution to cybersecurity right now. I don’t know that there will be any solid solution in the future. As soon as the security catches up to the scam or the hat, they’re finding a new way to get around it. It’s always this cat and mouse. It’s helping each other get better. At the same time, it causes a lot of havoc for companies and for humans.
It’s back to chaos. This is the world we live in. There’s a super simple solution to all of this. It’s essentially if we were all being the change we wish to see. If each of us had respect for one another and we didn’t do those things of stealing from others, tricking others, scamming others, then we wouldn’t have any of these problems.
It means that if we want abundance, shared abundance, and equal abundance, then that levels the playing field, and then there’s no need for that stuff. Yes?
Exactly. As we said earlier, the human beings alive on the planet at this time, we all have an opportunity. Also, we have the ability or the power to come together, work in community, support each other, and lift each other up. The more that we do that and the more we can be that example, then the more that can spread.
I know I’m going to have a lot of naysayers who say, “This is never going to happen. This is human shadow. This is the way we operate.” I get that. I want my life to be that example of, “We can do this if we can prove it in small communities,” which is what we’re doing right now. As we distribute and decentralize, we’re building these smaller groups of trusted communities.
If we have the right orienting system, if we can all understand that we are spiritual beings living this human experience, the way I see it is it’s a simulation already. We’re already in the matrix. It’s now understanding that we have the opportunity with our free will to be able to guide this next evolution in this age of abundance.
It’s probably a lot deeper dive of a conversation to understand and explain the systems we’re working on and building now to be able to make this a reality, but we do have that. In my own journey, once I said, “I’m going to go off and live on purpose,” I’m going to pursue this passion for freedom for bringing people together in these transformational spaces and retreats and supporting these visionaries who are actively changing the world.
I also met my partner who has been working on this system to be able to give the framework and zoom into the human psyche in virtual reality. Also, to be able to see how we make decisions and how we are all following these Laws of Light and the light language that exists, but we don’t know about it. I know it can sound a little esoteric and out there. It’s like, “How do we ground this in reality?” In reality, we are merging with technology in the fact that we are having these conversations through technology. It’s carrying our communications. We’re using now AI on a massive scale to where you can’t tell whether a human wrote something or a computer wrote something.
Often, you can’t tell somebody on camera, whether that thing was something they actually said because now they have those things they call deepfakes. If they have deepfakes to the point where you can’t tell the difference between reality and a fake thing, I can only imagine what things are going to be like years from now.
I think it’s Marshall McLuhan who said that information was speeding up to the point where we can never catch up with it again. I love what you said that we are merging with technology. I never thought about it like that, but you’re right. We are communicating through technology. People are seeing this episode through technology. We are transmitting, magnifying, and amplifying our thoughts through technology.
For the most part, especially as we move to a more virtual environment, we are using technology in every regard. I was at a family reunion of over 40 people on my girlfriend’s family. Many of the people in the younger generation were sitting there interacting with their phones the entire afternoon, even though they were also participating in conversations.
Some of them are baby. In one hand, food, and in the other hand, phone on the table. The little kids, everybody is growing up with a phone in their hand. Technology is so much a part of what everybody is participating in. It’s an outlandish concept until you start to break it down, and then it’s like, “Yeah, okay.” I’m still trying to wrap my head around it, but you’re so right.
That’s why we’re starting with a pause. What my partner and I are creating is we have a club called the Human 101 Club. In this club, we are exploring what it means to be human and we’re mapping it in virtual realities. We’ve got this meta map of the mind that explains this color language. The fact that a pause is basically two ones. When you zoom inside, there’s nothing. That’s a zero, so it’s a 101 if we’re able to pause life. On our phones, we’ve already got these tools that have been distributed to almost every human. Even in third-world countries, they have these phones.
I literally heard a statistic that knocked me on my ear at the women in Web3 panel that there are more people who have cell phones than drinking water in the world. I was so devastated by that. I think that really gives us an idea of, as you were saying, how ubiquitous phones are.
Imagine, if we could use those phones to help those people who need drinking water to receive drinking water, it’s a beautiful thing that everyone has the phone. What we don’t have is we haven’t turned them on right. We haven’t collectively turned on our phones and said, “We are all one human race.” We have already created this internet.
If you believe in Akashic records, the Ether, or this global shared storage of knowledge and memories that exist outside of the internet, we’ve already recreated it with our technology. We all have the unlock keys, but we haven’t turned them on and connected them yet. If we can create a pause button that allows us to pause, first, check in with our heart, our mind, and our body, which is our human technology. Our body is our center of matter. Matter is everything that’s physical on yourself and that you own.
If we can pause and consciously understand how to check in with ourselves before we go diving into our phones, we’re going to spend a lot less time endlessly, mindlessly droning on TikTok or Facebook. We’re going to use our technology for what it can help us do and learn how our human technology can help us to better connect, have more meaning in our lives, and create together rather than getting sucked into technology and unconsciously merging with it.
You’re right. Many of us are doing that unconscious merging. I am definitely trying to be more conscious about my cell phone usage. I’m such an early adopter. If it’s bleeding edge, give it to me, but I’m learning that I need to take breaks from that. We try to do a technology Shabbat where we’ll go away for the weekend and we won’t have our phones with us at all. It’ll be used for a camera, and that’s it, to take a couple pictures.
It’s hard because the phone is used for so many things. It’s like, “I can use my phone as a radio. I can use my phone as a TV. I can use my phone as a camera.” Right now, I’m studying Duolingo. I’m learning Spanish. I’m 25 days in every single day. I finally found an app that I really like and that I’m learning a language from.
Turned out my entire family was on there first. My favorite cousin is on there already. Now we’re like all on together. The gamifying of our lives, I can see that effect because the fact that it’s a game, I always end up doing usually a second lesson or sometimes even a third lesson because it’s more fun. Also, the little characters are always saying, it’s like mindset coaching, “Five in a row. You rock. You’re so awesome.” I’m like, “Let’s keep going.”
We’re having these interactions with our technology as if they’re people and as if they’re people who are cheering us on and who are so enthusiastic. The same thing in Supernatural. One of my favorite things is the coaches are always like, “You’re such an athlete.” I’m always like, “I really am.” I’ve never been athletic in my life, but there, my coach is telling me like, “You go girl.” I’m loving it.
I feel like we are getting such positive emotional feedback from our inanimate object. In addition to it being ubiquitous, it’s also a library because you can read books on it. It’s an encyclopedia. I never need to look anything up anymore because it’s all there. That’s where I look it up. It’s super easy. There’s so much that our phones are for us.
If somebody invents a girlfriend, boyfriend app, that’s it. Society will wither and die because it won’t need any interaction or whatsoever. We won’t have any human interaction. I’m excited to see what happens with the technology of the future. What I love about what you’ve been sharing throughout this episode is that you see a positive future.
I think so many people, as you said, see the negative like climate change and the politicking of the world. There’s been such clashing in our societies with people. You are seeing more of the utopian version of that. It’s needed that we talk about maybe bad things could happen, but so much good could come in the world.
The idea of using phones to harness the ability for everyone to have clean drinking water. I know there are people in DAOs, Digital Autonomous Organizations, which is also part of Web3. I know in Charity: Water, that is one of their core tenets. Using people’s technology to be able to get clean drinking water. There are so many of these things that are happening that are good. One of my favorite things about crypto is the tokens are backing project that are designed to help save our planet. I think that’s so beautiful.
Well said. That’s what’s exciting for me, too. There’s a natural human tendency to go to the negative because that’s been our survival mechanism. We’ve got to see what we need to be afraid of. We also tend to default to keep it simple, and because of this abundance, it’s overwhelming. We’ve got to choose, and it tends to be this black or white thing.
What we’re saying in Human 101 Club is we need to go beyond the black and white. When you go beyond black and white, you see that white is a spectrum of color. The color is just the one ray of light broken down into this. If you take a prism and white light, it then turns into the spectrum of rainbow. If you also work in computers and designed anything, you may also understand that RGB, red, green, blue is the base language of computer color.
We’ve already have a language that exists there that humans, if we understand what red, green, and blue means generally, we use that to communicate. We can soften some of our communications, and be able to teach ourselves to be more conscious. To go beyond these opposite dualities that cause us so much friction and conflict, then we can see these greater possibilities.
I’m sure we’re so close to this being the longest episode ever recorded, but I just find everything you say to be so fascinating. Help me understand about how using RGB as a language of color on a computer. How does that help us communicate better as people?
The idea around it is to give a buffer between language. There’s so much that gets miscommunicated. People can get offended and take things wrong the way we say things. If we give a buffer before and we teach ourselves that red represents my body, green represents my heart, and blue represents my mind, we’re learning to check in with our heart, our body and our mind before we’re going out there, communicating, and saying things out into the world. That is then going to become part of our public history and our legacy. When we’re taking that pause, I could say, “I’m going into this. I know that my brain is foggy and it’s really in a dark blue. It’s not turned on right now.”
Maybe my heart is a little bit also constricted because I just got in a fight, I was really angry. My heart shut down. It’s very dark green. My body, I’ve got all this energy. Maybe it’s fully on, but it’s not in a good place. All of these can represent different colors on the spectrum. I can put that as a snapshot when I pause. I can pause and say whatever follows this statement is going to be affected by my state of feeling right now. That can give a layer of context. It can be very confusing. Part of that confusion is on purpose because we’re trying to be clear and sharp with our language, but a lot of the times, we miss the mark. If we can put a little buffer out there.
Have people stop and think, “Before I react to this, judge others, go in and put my perspective, I know that this person isn’t fully on. This person may have some other things that are affecting what they’re saying.” It’s giving a little bit of a buffer and a little bit of a pause before we respond. Teaching us to understand our own human technology before we go in and throw out our perspective out into the world.
We could probably do a whole another episode on this but I want to introduce you to my friend who’s the Chief Wellness Officer at TRIPP. He could give you a lot of background there on that experience as well. The other thing is it’s so important that we pause and learn our own human technology before we merge. I believe all apocalyptic movies with these dystopian futures. Our future selves is telling us, “You don’t want to do this. Find a better way. Be more creative. Don’t let this happen. You have free will, but this is your warning. Don’t do this.”
We also need to learn how to use our own human technologies. We’re starting to see clairvoyant, telepathic, all of these things. We have examples of humans who have these supernatural capabilities, and they’re only going to evolve as we evolve. We need to understand our human technology, so that if, God forbid, a pulse hits, we don’t have internet, ChatGPT, or Midjourney to rely on to do our work for us, we can still connect with ourselves, connect with each other, and do it in a way that is humane and respectful to one another. I’ll leave it at that.
I could talk to you all day. I always ask at the end of every episode, what’s one more thing that you want our audience to know?
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Thank you so much. I always love women who come on the show because everyone is so creative, inventive, and innovative. I always hear such fresh and new ideas. I have to say, in all of the episodes, I think these are the deepest, most powerful new concepts that I have ever heard. It’s been my pleasure and my honor to get to interview you and to have this conversation.
Thank you so much, Christa. I know that you all will be hearing more from Christa because what a mindblower she is. I hope that you will share this episode with all of the women in your life, your mothers, daughters, friends, girlfriends, and wives. Make sure that every woman knows about Goddess of Crypto, so that she can empower herself.
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- Charity: Water
About Christa Mariah
My purpose is to connect people and inspire unity throughout the physical, digital, virtual and spiritual realms through Cocreation. I creatively empower executives, entrepreneurs, and emerging leaders to collaborate, cocreate, and coelevate as we pioneer the virtual frontier and Age of Abundance. My mission is to live passionately, shift perspectives, set aside egos, quiet inner judges, and empower myself and all leaders to show up as our highest selves so that we may invent and secure a future of abundance and wonder.
Perhaps you are ready to stop spinning or feeling “Stuck” and start transforming your culture. Are you empowering your people to show up as their best selves and operate at their highest efficiency through times of chaos and uncertainty?
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If so, I’d love to speak with you and support you in your journey.
My “MTP” vision is to cocreate collaborative virtual and physical sanctuaries for exponential entrepreneurs and change makers called Treedom.
Treedom will be a playground for people, built in the trees, where we live the dream connecting purpose driven people to nature, each other, and their vision for the chapter ahead.
I’m passionate about helping people live on purpose, discovering the magic of the universe, and recognizing the beauty in connection with family, friends, and fellow humans on this journey.
I welcome opportunities to give forward through volunteer teaching, coaching, and mentoring engagements for underprivileged people. I believe we must be the change we wish to see in the world, In addition to my work, my family, and experiencing the magic and synchrodestiny in every day that I live on my purpose path.
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