Hey. Thanks for engaging. I feel there are some interesting points to dwell upon and some miscommunication as well.
I would say first that what we don’t necessarily need right now (and support) in these delicate first years is “dumb” community and fast results/ greed. That is, people who don’t understand what they are buying and not willing to do any research. If they are open to learning, different story, but many want fast results. This shallow approach is epidemic. This creates greed, leverage, easily manipulated emotions. Some other project comes in saying they do what ICP does but with better UI and they are gone spreading FUD. For example :).
The reason I care about this is because we are still so early and it is perfectly normal that few get new technology. Innovation doesnt happen in the mainstream. Now, ofc a better UX is better for everyone and all resources will get better with time. The wording, illustrations etc will get better. But I do believe that “simplicity without understanding” is not worth it. And for an investor, you need research first. If we talk about a 10 minute walkthrough of well-written terminology, is that really too much to ask?
It’s like building a company. Contrary what some might think, you DON’T want to grow too fast. Why? Because culture is smth to be built carefully, organically. Crypto is all about network, which is about the community.
I recently posted a link to a Bitcoin documentary and someone asked me to make a small summary. Well, no. They are missing the point. Many still want fast results. Education is a journey, there are no shortcuts. Summary wont help understand Bitcoin which is entirely outside the box/ system invention. You need many many many hours to see the depths of it. I believe the same goes to IC. It is a gamechanger tech. It is Internet Reimagined. Understand the god damn terminology, if you want to be an investor.
ICP doesnt have staking, it has governance. While it does earn yield it is much more important to understand that this is a DAO governing the whole network. It is amazing. To be part of this, you need to understand the basics. For the yield, you need to have skin in the game, which means taking responsibility. You are literally voting (or following). Your vote matters. If one doesnt understand the basics (and I just mean best effort and curiousity), then maybe one shouldnt be part of the OG ICP. Maybe come back in a few years then?
Now, at many levels I agree with you. Im just offering another side of the story. I dont ask anyone to understand the mechanics of the revolutionary tech (although as you pointed, there are many of us who are covering this truly revolutionary tech), but the basics of NNS and the overview of network, yes. I dont think it is too much to ask from new community members.
Just to be clear, I agree that we can make onboarding better. I think ICP will be increasingly well suited to onboard non-crypto people because of Internet Identity, being fully on-chain (unheard of) and having direct Bitcoin integration. So as we go forward, this transition should be smooth. But onboarding people to make an account vs governance is different. An additional price/ effort (time/ education) has to be paid to take part in this experiment. At the end, this effort is worth it.
Thank you for engaging and caring. Lets be part of history in the making .