A presentation at EO University in
October 2018 in
San Francisco, CA, USA by
Governance and Citizenship in an Exponential Age.
What are two aspects of our current democratic system that you like and two that you dislike?
We are 21st century citizens living with 19th century institutions conceived with an information technology from the 15th century.
Monopoly over the Land
Monopoly over the Data — Cloud
Monopoly on providing a currency
Bitcoin began the separation of Money & State.
The Nation-State as the only institutional global actor
What comes next?
Our governance structures
What do we want instead?
What would you like it to be? What are the symptoms of a highly functioning democracy? What in a community signals that they live in a democracy that works?
Who do we trust?
Our representatives average between 0.0003% - 0.001%* of the voting population *New Scientist
Learn how to trust ourselves
In Direct Democracy every user has one direct vote.
In Liquid Democracy voting power can be delegated 21
We can give ourselves an identity
% South Africa
Currencies are belief systems \
Will cryptocurrency communities become the constituencies of non territorial jurisdiction?
What does great democracy look like?
Identity Representation Jurisdictions Voting Mechanism Currency ownership
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
Let’s talk more: @piamancini @democracyearth email@example.com