With version 1.5 on the horizon, I want to take pause and bask in it’s sunrise. Not as CEO, but as a user.
v1.5 will be a realized vision, a release that I’m proud of.
For that I am thankful for everyone who has spent, and spends their time helping realize the Status vision.
At the same time, there are many yet-to-be realized ideas from when Status first began.
I think now is a great time to revisit those ideas and explore them.
Ideas, I love diving deep into concepts and ideas - letting their deepest currents sweep me to wherever they may lead.
I have many other interests, of which I haven’t had the bandwidth to keep up to date with since starting Status, now half a decade has past I want to explore them again, see how far they’ve come, see as to what draws me, how I feel.
I want to spend my time writing about Complex Societies, Neural Programming, Computational Neuroscience, Neuromorphic Hardware, Genetic Engineering and Synthetic Biology.
Also, I want to take a break from being a CEO. The role is mentally demanding, yet not mentally engaging. Freedom of thought is so very precious, and so I do it out of duty and find most of life’s pleasure from that. This is enough to keep me content.
Status is moving into a new phase, we’re currently crossing the chasm, and soon things will be very simple for Status with everyone focusing on growth, focuses on acquiring and retaining users with what we’ve built, and the network will thrive.
The network will need some steering mechanisms, which I have been thinking about.
I entered this space with strong anarcho-capitalist and libertarian ideals, and being a little wiser now, I feel the strong pull of these ideals, yet my thinking is closer to reality.
With this in mind, it’s the right time to implement governance.
Day by day I want to see everyone in the organisation becoming more aligned, we must all be aligned on growth and retention, and the mobile team must lead the way, with that our future is going to be bright. I have no doubt we’ll cross the chasm.
We need to get people to import their social networks, to invite their friends, and we need to offer a compelling user experience, while adhering to our principles.
I’m looking forward to coming back to Status with fresh eyes and renewed vigor for the next chapter of the Status Network.