Do you know what DeSci is?
Don’t feel bad if you don’t, especially if, like me, food is your primary focus.
A16Z’s publication Future describes DeSci as a movement in which “a growing number of scientists and entrepreneurs are leveraging blockchain tools, including smart contracts and tokens, in an attempt to improve modern science. Collectively, their work has become known as the decentralized science movement, or DeSci.”
If you haven’t heard of DeSci by now, the reason is that while the trend’s caught the attention of the biotech and research funding worlds, it hasn’t entirely made its way into the future food conversation just yet.
But it’s only a matter of time, so I figure there’s no better time to learn than now. To help us do that, I invited Dr. Jocelynn Pearl, a biotech scientist, entrepreneur, podcaster, and DeSci expert, onto the podcast.
In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Pearl and I discuss the following:
- What is DeSci?
- How DeSci is changing the insular and outdated world of research publishing
- The benefits of using Web3 tools like DAOs, blockchain, and NFTs in science research
- Why DeSci hasn’t yet reached the future food industry just yet and why that may soon change
- What the future of science research may look like with these types of tools
If you’d like to hear more from Jocelynn, you can find her podcast, the Lady Scientist Podcast, and read some of her writing on her website.
As mentioned in the episode, we are having an event next week on the state of food robotics, and we’d love for you to join us. So get your free ticket here.
You can listen to the podcast by clicking play below or at the usual podcast spaces such as Apple Podcasts or Spotify.
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