William DysonArtist, Inventor, Visionary
William is a technology visionary based in Oakland, CA. He is the founder of the Douglass Decentralized Operating System, named in honor of Frederick Douglass — an African American icon who stood for the equality of all peoples and the possibility of a better tomorrow. At the age of 5, William began a meditative practice. When his family spun into poverty 6 years later, that practice helped him to get through each day, support his family, and experience the understanding that he was not alone on the path. William has devoted his adult life to developing technology that will disrupt computing as we know it; empowering world wide communities in struggle to create new political and economic realities. William ran for Congress in the the state of Virginia when he was 25, becoming the youngest person to ever do so. William lived and worked in Europe for 15 Years as a Technology Due Diligence consultant for investment banks and Vice President of an R&D lab for an Artificial Intelligence company. William’s life gives him a unique perspective that drives him to develop technology that is imbued with a healing Black consciousness, that empowers people rather than exploiting them. He has been working on Artificial Intelligence and Decentralization for the last 20 years. Douglass is now possible because technology has finally caught up with his vision.