SuperBenefit FAQ

What is web3?

Web3 refers to a new iteration of the World Wide Web that incorporates decentralization based on blockchains. Web3 is also used as a catch-all term for associated phenomena including cryptocurrencies, NFTs, DeFi, DAOs and the metaverse.

Web1: Read Web2: Read, Write Web3: Read, Write, Own

Web 3 can be understood as the “read/write/own” phase of the Internet. Rather than just using free tech platforms in exchange for our data, users can participate in the governance and operation of the protocols themselves. This means people can become participants and owners, not just customers or products.

How can web3 be useful to accelerating initiatives that aim to produce social, ecological and societal benefit?

Web3 gives humanity the possibility of transforming scarcity into abundance - making intangible assets explicit and scarce and investable by a global market, while centering permissionless participation, distributed ownership, and collective governance. Among other things, web3 provides the opportunity for:

  • radically new incentive mechanisms (Toucan and Klima are two examples)
  • transparent, collective, trustful governance
  • building engagement across boundaries and borders
  • attracting resources at speed and scale, with low barriers to entry
What is SuperBenefit?

SuperBenefit is a DAO accelerating a better future. Our purpose is to embed universal abundance into the core infrastructure of the future.

We're on a mission to develop social and financial flywheels that enable invention and investment to accelerate the arrival of a better world.

Read our Mirror post to learn more about our vision or join us on Discord and come make better faster.

Why the name SuperBenefit?

SuperBenefit is about moving beyond incremental improvements and direct impacts to enabling supercycles of benefit. It's about creating enabling conditions and infrastructures that accelerate the arrival of a better future across society.

Who is a part of SuperBenefit?

SuperBenefit has been assembling a diverse group of culture hackers, activists, movement builders and systems innovators from around the world. We currently have 180+ early adopters in our Discord and a small team of contributors who are co-creating the infrastructure to scale the movement. Now that we have published our Mirror post, we are looking forward to welcoming more people to collaborate with us around the 6 invitations that frame the next phase of our work (see next question).

What is SuperBenefit doing? (updated Feb 2022)

We have spent the last 6 months setting up community infrastructure, establishing our cadence of working group meetings, completing our Theory of Change investment thesis, publishing our first Mirror post, and launching our $SPRB governance token.

Our Mirror post paints a picture of the emergent path ahead of us, with six invitations to join us on this journey of discovery and co-creation to make better faster, together:

  • Invitation 1: Mapping pathways to the future
  • Invitation 2: Building capacity and interdependence through governance
  • Invitation 3: Creating a soul-bound portal to a better future
  • Invitation 4: A metacurrency for metagovernance, values, and acceleration
  • Invitation 5: A commitment to bridging old into better
  • Invitation 6: The look, feel, and story of a better future

The best way to find out what SuperBenefit is currently up to is to join our Discord server and check the #announcements channel for our weekly community update 🙂

Who does SuperBenefit want to involve?

Everyone.

Ok, everyone who believes in a better future for all.

And those who want to disrupt the status quo, build new systems together and hold abundance and possibility thinking.

Does that sound like you?

I want to help! What are some of your immediate needs?

That’s amazing! Thank you so much for your interest! We are looking for developers, designers, facilitators, community builders, writers, artists, systems thinkers, changemakers of all kinds... But really, your passion and your desire to make better happen faster is the most important thing by far.

Read our Mirror post to learn more about the 6 specific invitations:

  • Invitation 1: Mapping pathways to the future
  • Invitation 2: Building capacity and interdependence through governance
  • Invitation 3: Creating a soul-bound portal to a better future
  • Invitation 4: A metacurrency for metagovernance, values, and acceleration
  • Invitation 5: A commitment to bridging old into better
  • Invitation 6: The look, feel, and story of a better future

If one of those invitations speaks to you, we invite you to jump into our Discord server and follow the instructions in the #start-here channel to introduce yourself and select your skills and interests. We also have a #help-wanted channel in Discord, too, where we share specific requests.

What should I expect from being involved with SuperBenefit?

You can expect to be stimulated and challenged, to work with great people with a great deal of autonomy on projects that we believe will accelerate the arrival of a better world.

That said, making the jump to working for a DAO can be a challenge. Working without a boss or contract - and often with no clear role (at least when you start contributing to a DAO) or job description - comes more easily to some people than to others.

This guide to navigating ways of working might help. There’s also a good Twitter thread that might help you to figure out the question "What should I do?"

I want to be a part of this! How do I get started?

We are delighted to hear that! Come join us on Discord and check out the 👉-start-here channel.

Why do you use Discord? Can I connect with you by email or some other social media channel instead?

It’s a good question and we know that Discord is a completely new app for many people. We understand that having to use Discord may be a barrier and we want to be as inclusive as possible.

However, the reality is that the vast majority of current web3 projects use Discord as their primary means of communication! So, if you’re going explore web3, you’re going to need to get familiar with Discord sooner or later, and what better time than now? This handy Discord guide will answer most of your questions!

Please know that our Community Experience team would be happy to hold your hand as you get set up and get comfortable with Discord (contact details below).

I'm new to web3/DAO’s/blockchain. Is this for me?

SuperBenefit really is for anyone! We believe that the change that the world needs requires not just web3 natives, but impact-makers with a varied range of skills and experiences. See 🚀Getting Started with web3 if you’re new to this world, and reach out to us if you need help or have questions!

You are joining a group of curious people. We have a hunch that web3 may offer the means to create a better future, for all, for generations to come. We're creating this space to explore that potential together. Intrigued? Then maybe this is for you, and for all.

I'm stuck/confused. Where can I get help?

We’ve got you covered! Check out the #help-desk channel in Discord. Any and all questions are welcome. There is no such thing as a silly question; we are all learning together.

If you’re not comfortable using Discord yet, feel free to reach out to Michelle or Heenal from our Community Experience team via Twitter instead.