Altered States of Monetary Consciousness

Brett Scott
I explore the frontiers of modern money, and draw pictures of it to help you see our economic system with new eyes
Created 18 Jul 2020
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  • Cloudmoney, pausing payments, and what's in store for 2022
    20 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 7 15
    What a book looks like before it’s a book Dear Subscribers, From today I’ll be pausing your payments for a month and a half while I take a break to build up new material. For those of you who are on a...
  • New to Altered States? Here are my top 10 pieces in summary
    08 Dec 2021 • 6 min read • 9 9
    There are new people joining Altered States of Monetary Consciousness (ASOMC) every day, so here is a summary list of my Top 10 articles to get any new reader up to speed with everyone else. I’ve also...
  • Unboxing No.4: SEEDS
    24 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 12 13
    A normal product unboxing on YouTube has two parts. Firstly, the person examines the box and the vision it presents. Secondly, they open the box to uncover the reality. When I do unboxings of crypto-t...
  • The one concept crypto promoters are afraid to understand
    11 Nov 2021 • 11 min read • 24 22
    Spade or sword? (thanks to Chris Ovdiyenko for image permission) Since I began this newsletter I’ve produced a number of pieces intended to help readers see through the topsy-turvy mythologies that su...
  • The Art of Drawing Money for Aliens
    21 Oct 2021 • 14 min read • 13 10
    Imagine you are an inter-stellar adventurer who crash-lands on a distant planet. You are rescued from your wrecked spacecraft by members of an alien tribe, and they give you shelter in their village. ...
  • DFMM Episode 9: The Six Tokens
    29 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 9 4
    Dear Subscribers, what follows below is a BIG piece - 5000 words long - that builds on my Five Dualisms of Money essay. In the Five Dualisms video I showed a whole range of ‘Positive Objects’, but in ...
  • Money through the eyes of Mowgli
    06 Sep 2021 • 20 min read • 16 14
    From The Two Jungle Books (1895) ‘What is money?’ is a very popular question, but over the years I have realised that people will only accept answers to it that they are ready to receive. Our minds ar...
  • Subscriber Video Special! The Five Dualisms of Money Revisited
    19 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 9 4
    Dear Subscribers. A few months ago I produced a big DFMM piece called The Five Dualisms of Money. The piece, however, ran to 5500 words, so after finishing it I was a bit too exhausted to produce a vi...
  • Subscriber Special: Cutting to the Core of Bitcoin
    28 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 4
    Dear Subscribers. Get your popcorn out, because below you’ll find a video - an hour-and-a-half long - in which I explain my overall perspective on Bitcoin (there is also an audio version of this on So...
  • I, Token
    22 Jul 2021 • 31 min read • 26 61
    Image by Chief Nyamweya Picture this scene. You are a weary 12th century traveller quietly sipping an ale at a tavern. A man approaches you. “I have something that’s in very limited supply,” he whispe...
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