Describe the company – the elevator pitch …
“I am” is the Web 3.0 Social DApp that brings blockchain decentralization to all by solving the problem of meeting new people. “I am” enables people to effortlessly meet, form new relationships and business connections, make contracts, and conduct transactions in freedom. We are unleashing human potential by bringing all these elements together into one decentralized platform.
IAM is the utility token that serves as the standard currency for all transactions. IAM is the world’s first currency that derives its value from the unleashing of human potential. We empower people to do the things they always dreamed of and never had the chance. When they do, they will use IAM to do it.
How are you different?
“I am” is the world’s first attempt to combine spiritual wisdom with a social application. This is more than social media—it is a new People Economy (an Internet of People (IoP)) that enables people to finally connect in the realm that matters—to fulfill the unique purpose of our lives through giving, creating, and connecting with each other. The real breakthrough is in the way we match people based on compatible “I am” Statements, which work better than fate to bring the right people into your life.
“I am” works better than fate to connect you to the right people. Describing who you are, what you want, and what you are doing on “I am” is as easy as submitting a sentence. To use the DApp, you submit structured sentences called “I am” Statements, which are stored in a decentralized database.
I am [Verb] [Description] [Where] [When] [Price].
Compatible Statements are matched. You meet the right people, you form new relationships and business connections, work together, and make transactions in cryptocurrency. “I am” unleashes human potential by bringing all these elements together into an unstoppable Ethereum-based DApp and mobile app.
Why will you do well?
“I am” is the natural evolution of the blockchain. People are seeking something more—freedom and fulfillment in addition to material abundance. “I am” is that other option—providing millions of people with access to greater fulfillment. While most of the pieces required for the largescale shift toward decentralization are already in place, what is missing is a scalable platform that brings it all together while also bringing people together. “I am” is more than a DApp; it is the portal into a fully-functioning alternate economy and new social order.
What is an economy? Firstly, an economy requires a currency. An economy also requires a way for people and organizations to trade currency in exchange for the provision of goods and services. This piece, too, already exists in the blockchain ecosystem in the form of software wallets. There is still one piece missing: an economy is more than money being traded in exchange for goods and services. What has been largely forgotten until “I am” is that an economy is mainly about people.
Value is not created by money alone nor by trading. By itself, money doesn’t do anything. Value is what happens when people create something for, build something for, or provide a service to other people. IAM is the world’s first currency that derives its value directly from human creative output. Demand for the IAM Token is directly tied to the dormant human creative energy that the I am DApp and mobile app unlocks.
When we look at cryptocurrencies today, we have a situation in which the value is largely detached from the creative output of people. Infobeing brings the blockchain to life by easily connecting people to each other in a fully-functioning economy that is more efficient than capitalism.
— Mark Manney (@Abscondo) October 4, 2017
Where are you based?
The “I am” by Infobeing Foundation is based in the USA as a Washington State 501(c)(3). The team is based around the world.
When was the company launched?
This is brand new.
What have been your biggest wins to date?
The revolution is just beginning.
Who are you trying to attract to your product?
Our user base includes any person in the world with a computer or smart phone. “I am” is a breakthrough, must-have app for anyone who seeks additional income, opportunity, meaning, fulfillment, or human connection of any kind.
The size of the user base should not be evaluated only in terms of the number of people, but also by the value each of those individuals bring to the community. Consider the immeasurable amount of creative potential that exists, dormant, inside of each person on this planet. Is there a limit to the value a person can create if finally given the chance?
Our go-to-market, as highlighted in the whitepaper at www.infobeing.com, includes a token giveaway referral program to attract 27 million users to the platform.
What tips would you give to others looking to build their business?
Pay attention to signs. You are being guided by everything that happens to you. Beyond this, understand that there are going to be voices of fear and doubt…but none of it is real. Put the people you meet into one of two categories: 1) someone oriented toward giving and creating, 2) someone oriented toward getting. Weed out the people, driven by fear and greed, who are oriented primarily toward getting. They won’t bring anything of value.
Tell us about your team?
Our team (which you can see at www.infobeing.com) is made up of extraordinary individuals, from around the world, who are called to this vision. Unlike most Cryptocurrency Presales or ICOs, we have eliminated greed from the process. We are seeking to raise only the amount required to seed fund the development and successful go-to-market.
What are your plans for the future?
We will raise the equivalent of $2.5 million in the IAM Token Presale, which is officially starting on 23rd of November, 2017. As we begin raising funds, development of the platform begins. We are targeting a public launch in early 2019. Buyers of the IAM token can sell the cryptocurrency on the platform on day one of launch.
We expect to have 27 million users by the end of 2019 and reach 100 million users in 2020.
Ultimately, what happens in the future depends upon what happens in the present moment. In the present moment, we need seed-funding to breathe life into this revolutionary project.
“I am” is the reason I was born and I will continue with this mission until every person in the world has the opportunity to connect with complete freedom and abundance through “I am”.
What are your favourite tech gadgets?
For me, the value of any technology has to do with the experience it delivers. I value the experience of greater consciousness and fulfillment most of all and have found that the best path toward a fully-conscious life involves reading or listening to the right content on a daily basis. I enjoy using my iPhone for guided meditation, for listening to audiobooks at the gym, and of course for connecting with inspiring people around the world who share the vision of “I am”.
It is also interesting to note that I moved from Seattle to Slovakia more than 10 years ago. At that time, technology was just starting to get to the point where it was possible to run a virtual company from anywhere in the world. Today, however, things have advanced to the degree that it is absolutely no problem to do this. I believe that further decentralization and blockchain technology like “I am” will bring the lifestyle of freedom and abundance I have enjoyed to anyone who wants it.
What tech gadgets do you wish you could use to help you?
There are two things I wish:
- That this entire system of centralized servers, requiring endless verification for everything we want to do…I wish it would just go away. I want control over my identity and I want to be free to do what I want to do without any interference from centralized institutions.
- I want a systematic, effortless way to meet exactly the right people based on what I am doing, who I am, and what I want. That’s what we are doing with “I am” Statements. If someone else gets there before we do, fine. But it is kind of ridiculous that there is currently no systematic way to easily meet new people—the right people.
Anything else you’d like to add/we should have asked?
We are approaching the start of the Consciousness Revolution. This brings an opportunity on the scale of the shift from the Industrial Age to the Information Age. The Consciousness Revolution it is going to be enabled through decentralization (which really means “freedom”) and by creating human connections based on what matters.
Today, people relate to each other primarily in the more trivial, material realm. We craft a professional identity. We cultivate good looks and a unique fashion sense. We try to impress each other through material possessions or through status and fame. None of this matters for the obvious reason that none of these things about me are valuable to you. If value or meaning is to be found in any relationship, it is clearly found someplace else. With “I am”, relationships start with the identification of what matters.
Today’s Web 2.0 social media uses that which is objective and easily observable as the basis for connecting users together. Because the users of traditional social media remain focused on the material realm, however, relationships remain superficial and content remains trivial. Nothing valuable happens there. Nothing is created there.
The fact that today’s social media is meaningless is not the fault of users; rather, it is inherent in the platform design. People are growing frustrated with today’s social media because 1) content is superficial and irrelevant, 2) it is difficult to form new relationships, and 3) it is difficult to do anything meaningful or important.
What inspires you? What are you hoping to accomplish? What are your plans and goals? What true knowledge and wisdom do you have to offer? What are you trying to buy or sell? What are your sexual preferences? Your passions? Dreams? Fantasies? Talents? What are your spiritual beliefs? What does love mean to you? This is the stuff that matters—the stuff that nobody can see if they walk past you on the street or lo ok at your social media profile today.
Infobeing is the virtual economy designed for everything that matters. We unleash that which is otherwise invisible and unobservable into the realm of being and doing. This is what we refer to as the consciousness revolution. Just as the industrial revolution gave way to the information age, the information age is giving way to the consciousness age. I am by Infobeing is huge leap in a new direction.
How do people get in touch with you?
Please visit www.infobeing.com to view the 2-minute explainer video, the inspired whitepaper, the IAM Presale Terms and Conditions, and to purchase the IAM Token. You can reach me at [email protected]. Let’s talk, let’s get to know each other, let’s create a new world.