The Art of
War Everything by George Lucas
There is always a point in Star Wars movies where the final battle is shown on three fronts:
- The masses of troops trying to bomb a thing
- The special forces commandos trying to make it possible to bomb a thing
- The individual super-soldier trying to achieve victory, both physical and moral, that is beyond this one battle
This is because, as expert military tacticians and strategists, the Star Wars producers know that a successful campaign happens at several scopes, simultaneously.
It is the same with wars and movies, as well as, business and software protocols.
Projects that have not properly planned for the future (Blockbuster) or that put too much emphasis into the future without shoring up what they had (Pets dot com) risk getting rekt. Whatever the next stops on the roadmap, we might be wise to hit on three fronts:
Three Scopes from which to Sample
These include the options I would choose to work on from these categories.
These likely provide second order growth effects, but are foremost about shoring up current weaknesses.
- oDAO Dependence Reduction
- Updated Branding and Website
- New Testnet Deployment (kind of no-brainer, here)
This is where we put the impetus to achieve the funding goals developed in previous growth development.
- rETH marketing and value improvements (including a real push for easily accessible boilerplate answers to common criticisms to rETH). Community marketing is huge, but we might be needing something a little grander, too.
- Gas reduction updates (single contract minipools, etc.)
- High Level and eventual Co-Protocol Decentralized Marketing Campaign specifically targeting Lido’s size
Often called version 2, etc. This is where we are forward looking in varying degrees for how we position ourselves in the longer term. What happens when NOs start to taper off (eventually, they will)? What happens as we approach 15% of ETH staked?
- Forced Exits
- Single Contract Minipools
- DVT / Dirk+Vouch integrations (might improve efficiency?)
- Advanced RPL use cases (very long term, but I’d be interested to see ideas on using RPL to jumpstart competitors as RP reaches maximum size… max size does not mean there is not still growth potential in ways that are safe for the blockchain).
Some of these are developing into Roadmaps of other projects, like Node Set, which is great. We should be wary, however, of ignoring one of these categories ourselves, lest we find ourselves looking like Yoda, who for all his training, apparently skipped upper body day at the gym and found himself, and the universe, hanging in the balance, literally, by his fingertips and failed to rise to the occasion.