It is onerous to inform what’s reputable and what’s vaporware. In fact, these 26 initiatives weren’t the world’s first ‘startup society’, and the fascination with new utopias did not begin together with his Web3. In 1804, a spiritual zealot named George Rapp persuaded 600 followers to kind a brand new, unbiased, God-fearing society in Pennsylvania. Within the 1830s, non secular “shakers” who practiced each ascetic and ecstatic (shake) dancing fashioned a group of 18 bubbles scattered all through the US. Then, within the 1840s, 30,000 Mormons fashioned their very own utopia in Nauvoo, Illinois.