The government was already dying. The gap between what it had become and what we need it to be was becoming intolerable for too many people. Our only real alternative is to build the next generation of self-governance that reclaims the powers we’ve surrendered to the government.
It will need to be a P2P, fully-distributed, digital democracy that will be so different from how we think of government, that it may better be thought of as a kind of social network. You jump on, scan your feed, participate in conversations you’re interested in, weigh in with “likes” or other similar feedback, etc.
For many, the reality of this will sound far-fetched. Remember, the cells in our body figured out how to do extremely sophisticated self-governance on scales of trillions. Fully P2P governance. No cell is President or Dictator of the system.
If cells can do it, we can too. Unfortunately, we don’t have millions of years to figure it out, we’ve escalated the situation to create the crises we needed to force our own hands.
Energy is emerging to connect for change. People need to be connecting and having new conversations about what to do. I’d like to channel some of that energy into building real alternatives instead of chasing expired political strategies.
This is an invitation to all who have the capacities to contribute to building the world we need.
- Community organizers
- Social process wonks
- Programmers and Crypto geeks
- Storytellers who can weave this vision of a future to aid in people’s transition UX, UI, and Graphic Designers
- All people willing to leave old pictures of government behind and experiment with new self-governance