Also it seems that lately the ratio of cunicula's productive posts vs insulting/derailing posts has gone from bad to worse. I hope the moderators take this seriously. It's starting to be a problem.
Agreed, it's becoming annoying seeing his insulting posts appear more often.
Scientists and highly educated people are overwhelmingly liberal in outlook. You can appeal to asshats or technologists, not both.
Those who work in academia are overwhelmingly liberal in outlook, but that's not the same thing as "scientists and highly educated people". Furthermore, liberal views are least common among business and engineering professors, and most common among social science and humanities professors. Guess which type of people we want to attract.
Education and intelligence are correlated somewhat with being politically liberal, but they are also correlated with having libertarian economic views, so it's possible that political self-identification is not a good indicator of actual views on economics.
Finally, libertarian views are most common among men, who are much more receptive to adopting new technologies than women. I would guess more than 98% of this forum's members are male, and that's not going to change for a while no matter how bitcoin's political qualities are marketed.
Although I'm certainly a libertarian, any worries that this video be an advocacy for a stateless society are unfounded. At least as far as I'm imagining the content chosen, it will be a video about BitCoin--not about libertarianism (although of course there are obvious overlaps). Nor will I be a spokesperson for BitCoin in this vid, I plan to mention my my name and email address in the credits, but apart from that I'll be as 'behind the scenes' as possible.
There you go, that should put aside all concerns.