Throughout 2018 the Philosophy of Metrics (POM) Community evolved and became something which can exist with or without me. This ragtag group of random individuals began coming together back in January of 2014. At first, everything was focused around the articles I would write as the group bantered about the subject material and started introducing their own research and supporting evidence.
Since then it feels like the POM Community has surpassed the limitations of one person and has broken free to become a truly independent and powerful source of shared wisdom and shared experiences of self-reflection and evolution. POM will have to continue long after I’m gone because the seeds we have planted together have only just begun to take root. It’s the understanding of where we have been, where we are now, and where we will be tomorrow. Our very own Dickens tale set in an online Victorian technological and philosophical era of anonymous suffering and loneliness.
Another milestone in 2018 was the growth of the XRP Community. The digital asset XRP is on a course to greatness and there appears to be little that can stop it at this point. Those that have been following the events throughout the year understand what I am referencing. The light bulb cannot be uninvented. This community was very welcoming to me and my abstract and sometimes challenging interpretation of XRP and the Ripple strategy, which is building software solutions upon the XRP ledger.