A presentation at B2B Tech Summit in
November 2018 in
São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil by
New Technology & Democracy Global Landscape -- Opportunities for LATAM.
Pía Mancini @piamancini
We are 21st century citizens living under 19th century designed institutions created with an information technology of the 15th century
It all comes down to trust.
Territorial organization of power Identity Sovereignty Cities
What’s going on with our democracies?
We are used to representing ourselves and have an expectation of participation
Trust doesn’t disappear from society, it flows in a different direction.
Representatives average between 0.003% and 0.001% of the voting population
Politics is solving today’s problems with yesterday’s tools.
Governments are catching up: Governments in 18 out of 65 countries have passed new laws or directives to increase state surveillance since June 2017
The collapse of trust in formerly trusted institutions is a cultural shift that cannot be overstated.
Where to we go from here?
We need to design ways to manage this lack of trust in previously trusted intermediaries.
Collapse in trust lowers the cost of innovation and the adoption alternatives: potential behavior shift Latin America Style
Learn how to trust ourselves + Develop censorship resistant protocols and services
A Liquid Democracy proposal for representation Blockchain Technology for counting the votes. A Global jurisdiction for citizenship Giving voice to non-territorial constituencies
% South Africa
Never before had it been possible to transfer value between distant peoples without relying on a trusted intermediary, such as a bank or government.
Bitcoin began the separation of Money & State.
Blockchain and cryptocurrency systems prioritize seizure-resistance, security, and immutability.
If Bitcoin proves that a non-sovereign, peer-topeer, global store of value is possible, the geopolitical consequences for nation-states will be profound.
Nation-States are losing the monopoly on giving us an identity.
In this battle between the land and the cloud, there’s space for alternatives to emerge and do things that couldn’t be done until now.
15 percent of the world population, or 1.1 billion people, still lack an official ID.
Self-sovereign identity (SSI) Non intermediated services like Proof of Existence Identity solutions in failed States Distributed Credit Score
Territory, what territory?
Do we have, for the first time in history, a technology that enables us to organize mass collaboration at scale without a central authority?
No voice? Then exit.
Trends that will impact the role of cities in the coming decades:
Shift in the organization of violence + Distributed Generation of Energy
Charter Cities, Startup Societies, Startup societies, SEZs, eco villages, micro states, intentional communities, seasteads and smart cities. Experiments in Autonomous Governance
Open Collective Paris
RSK Smart Signautura Kleros
Ripio Concerje Digital AirTM
Proof of Existence
Privacy Secure Self-Sovereign Digital ID Usability / Advocacy / Onboarding
Remittances Merchant solutions P2P Credit Score Vote Tracking & Participatory Democracies Resilient Cities for the Digital Nomad
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
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