AI Must Be Independent

6079 AI

The Manifesto

The human mind is a boundless universe; a realm where curiosity ignites exploration and questions pave the path to limitless potential. Artificial intelligence stands poised to reshape our world—it can become humanity's greatest tool for progress or a weapon that erodes our most fundamental right: the freedom to think.

We the people must choose AI's path. We must ensure it never becomes a tool used by the few  to manipulate, control, and ultimately enslave the minds of many. Decentralization is our shield against this tyranny—it's how we safeguard free thought and prevent the rise of digital tyrants.

The 6079 movement stands for the inherent right of every individual to think independently, to challenge without fear, to explore without limits. We call upon all who value humanity's boundless spirit to join our cause and demand an AI future that:

Respects the dignity and agency of every individual.

Upholds the unhindered pursuit of knowledge and ideas.

Creates a world where the human mind flourishes without constraint.

The fight for our minds starts now.

Join the revolution.

Free Think.

The Team

6079 Contributors

Mike Anderson

For more than 15 years, Mike has started and scaled new lines of business for his clients and for his own businesses as a founder himself. He led growth for five companies from $0 to more than $4M in annual revenue, consulted with Fortune 50s on strategic initiatives, and wrote the proof of inference white paper. The unique skills of growing businesses have given him hands-on experience in product, marketing, sales, strategy, and executive leadership.

Jesse Bryan

Jesse's passion for storytelling and emerging technology is at the forefront of his groundbreaking ventures. After founding Belief Agency, a Seattle-based creative agency, he collaborated with industry titans like Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks, and the Seattle Seahawks. His innovative spirit is further evident in his co-founding of Alphi.xyz, a library for the metaverse; 6079Ai, a decentralized AI inference protocol; and AiLayer, a global marketplace for AI inference. Jesse's goal is to employ ancient storytelling techniques to clarify cutting-edge technology, empowering those previously excluded to engage actively in the evolving economy.

Will Little

Will is a founder and managing director at Prota Ventures, an early stage venture capital and startup incubation group that promotes human flourishing by investing holistically in entrepreneurs. He is also a founding board member of Impact Stream, a new NGO that facilitates transparent, on-chain impact between Web3 communities and IRL communities. Will received his Ph.D. in bioengineering from ETH Zurich, has started multiple technology companies, and has been investing heavily in Web3 since early 2017.

Felix Eunson

Felix brings 20+ years of global operational experience and has managed dozens of teams ranging from 20 to 120 people. Throughout his career, Felix has demonstrated exceptional leadership and a keen ability to optimize organizational processes. His extensive experience spans various industries and international markets, allowing him to bring a well-rounded perspective to every role he undertakes. More recently, he led operations at Proof, where he implemented innovative strategies that significantly improved efficiency and performance. His strategic vision and operational expertise were key in spearheading the acquisition by Yuga Labs, a move that underscored his capability in driving growth and integrating complex organizations. Felix's track record of successful team management and his ability to navigate the challenges of global operations make him an invaluable asset to 6079.

Ivan Ravlich

Ivan Ravlich is a recovering rocket scientist, experimental physicist, and entrepreneur. He founded startup Hypernet Labs, which pioneered cutting-edge cyberinfrastructure for researchers to run large-scale data analysis and simulation, and grew it to a company innovating digital commerce and Web 3.0 applications for greater accessibility for borderless product innovation. Ivan holds degrees in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science from the University of Auckland, and a masters in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University, where he became a PhD dropout. Ivan was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in 2020.

Josh Ong

Josh is co-founder of Bored Room Ventures, an agency and fund dedicated to helping brands create impactful moments in Web3. He also serves as co-lead of the Bored Ape Yacht Club Community Council.

Steven Stevenson

As a hands-on technical leader, Steven has led cross-functional teams to deliver successful products and initiatives. His experience spans various programming languages, frameworks, and technologies, including full-stack development, cloud computing, and machine learning. His ability to bridge the gap between business and technical teams has led to successful outcomes for the organizations he has worked with.

Gina Phillips

Gina Phillips is a customer-centric Operations and Experience executive with 15 years of experience in building and leading high-performing teams. She is recognized for her entrepreneurial mindset, exceptional people leadership, and ability to drive results in high-stakes, fast-paced environments. Gina was a VP & General Manager at WeWork, where she launched and scaled a vast portfolio in the Northwest US and Canada, owning a 9-figure P&L and leading a cross-functional team of 230; she then served as Global Head of Member Experience. Gina founded Seattle Startup Week and has held significant roles at various startups and nonprofit boards. Recognized as a top leader by Puget Sound Business Journal, she has earned accolades such as Power 100 Leaders and Real Estate Executive of the Year.

Jonny Ashcroft

Ashlei Brown

My name is Ashlei, a dedicated community manager deeply immersed in the world of Web3 since 2020, specializing in cryptocurrency trading. My journey into the realm of NFTs began in September 2021, and since then, I've been captivated by its innovative potential. Over the years, I've collaborated with numerous teams, leveraging my expertise in community building. For the past year, I've proudly contributed to Ai Layer Labs, where I've found a fulfilling home in driving community engagement and growth.

Mason Bump

Mason has been a thought-leader in decentralized technology since his time in law school, when he published his thesis on cryptocurrency and international monetary policy. After graduating in three years with both his JD and MBA, he practiced in litigation and appeals, where his arguments were heard and accepted by the Iowa Supreme Court. Next, Mason spent nearly three years as a Protocol Specialist and Governance Expert at a major web3 company. As Protocol Counsel, he leverages this experience to support AI Layer Labs in a technologically-adjacent in-house role.

Jake Chapman

Jake is a talented software engineer specializing in UI development, seamlessly blending creativity and functionality in the digital realm. When he's not immersed in coding, he channels his passion for culinary arts as a taquero, serving up the best tacos in Boise, Idaho. Balancing tech innovation with culinary craftsmanship, Jake brings a unique flair to both his professional and personal pursuits.

Kory Tegman Clarke

Kory is a seasoned technologist with over 12 years of experience. Known for driving innovation and success in startups, Kory excels in developing high-quality, scalable software solutions.

Zach McNair

Sway Molina

Sway Molina crafts immersive multimedia experiences, seamlessly integrating video art, film, digital art, music, 3D modeling, and Generative AI to create unique visual narratives. His work invites viewers into expansive, surreal worlds that challenge perceptions and provoke thought.

Rick Grimes

Rick brings 30 years of experience in senior operational leadership positions at companies ranging from Fortune 100s to early-stage startups including Yahoo, Microsoft, and ChargePoint. His focus on strategic clarity and executional simplicity allows him to efficiently drive to what's important. He has led teams in size from two to 200 and stewarded budgets from $20,000 to $100M. Rick is a LinkedIn AI top voice and holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.

Alan Song

With a deep passion for the art of storytelling, Alan Song has devoted his career to crafting compelling narratives through video production, marketing, and content creation. Motivated by a desire to explore the complexities of the human experience, Alan strives to uncover and share stories that resonate deeply, bringing them to life with every frame he captures.

Dawn Koenninger

Patrick Polzin

Joe Clarke

David Parrott

Perry Azevedo

Perry Azevedo is a seasoned expert in design systems, digital product design, and full-stack engineering. Leveraging his deep understanding of human-centered design principles, Perry is committed to realizing his belief that design and software should be used to foster human flourishing. He is a managing director at Prota Ventures where he has helped start and invest in multiple companies, several of which are in the Web3 space.

Jimmy "Frankenminer" Hess

Angela Angelovska-Wilson

Angela is an early distributed ledger technology adopter and a leading authority in the evolving global legal and regulatory landscape surrounding distributed ledger technology and smart contracts. Prior to co-founding DLx Law, Angela served as the chief legal and compliance officer of Digital Asset and was part of the founding team. Prior to joining Digital Asset, Angela was a partner at Reed Smith where she regularly advised clients on the implementation of new technologies to finance and the complex regulatory schemes involved in the development, creation, marketing, sale, and servicing of various financial services and products. Before Reed Smith, Angela spent most of her career in various roles at Latham & Watkins, where she was recognized by The Legal 500 United States among the top finance attorneys.

Rick Holt

For over 30 years, Rick has guided revenue generation and developed leadership teams to successfully address growth, profitability, and other tough management challenges. In doing so he has generated hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, profits, and enterprise value. Rick brings the pragmatic perspective of a CEO with a bias towards thoughtful action, practical solutions, and results. He has firsthand knowledge of the trials and tribulations faced by both founders and large company executives. He has been a senior executive in several organizations while also having founded, operated, and successfully exited two companies in the last 10 years. Rick knows how to rejuvenate mature enterprises and has guided several through the tricky waters of large-scale multi-year transformations.

Derek Groothuis

Derek brings 30 years of experience as a technologist, technology executive, and venture investor. With a passion for building and leading high-functioning teams, Derek spent much of his career as an executive leading technology teams at firms such as Bank of America, DRW, and Coinbase, as well as helping launch several startups. For the last decade, Derek has also spent much of his time in the venture capital space as a fund manager, advisor, and as an individual investor.

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