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RE: Blockchain and Futures of Human Interaction: What is a Decentralized Autonomous Society?

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What would be your objectives if you were living in a DAS ? What would you do that you cannot do today in the country where you are living ? Where are you living ?

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The possibilities for what you would be able to do, which you cannot do today, are as many as the possibilities that came with the general purpose computer, or the internet.

Decentralized Autonomous Virtual States (DAVS) such as Ethereum free up cognitive resources, in the same that representative government was a liberating organization, which enabled people to do things they could not do in the previous organization (monarchy, empires, religions, etc).

As long as laws needed the brain, and therefore, the genes to survive and propagate, laws that were loudest in ordering genes to replicate them had a survival advantage. Such laws would propagate by threatening annihilation of the genes on one hand and promising “eternal life” on the other, religion being prime examples.

The trend is towards liberation from gene-based imperatives. By moving law from the confines of brains that are dependent on gene multiplication, into legal systems, representative democracy as we know it being an early experiment in that, there is less need for laws to co-opt genes for their purpose, and it becomes possible to imagine, design and create new types of laws.

Everything that modern civilization takes for granted is the result of a gradual externalization of law, and liberation from gene-based imperatives, in a bootstrapping process which gradually led to things like female voting rights, racial equality, the internet, BitTorrent, Bitcoin, Ethereum, and so on. The trend is towards a liberation of mind and intelligence, enabling ever more complex forms of organization.

With Decentralized Autonomous Societies, people will enjoy even more externalization of law than they did during the nation-state, and this will free them to do things and to organize in ways that would have been previously impossible. The major theme is that law is shaped by the human mind, and the brain is shaped by gene-based imperatives, and by externalizing law into legal systems, it becomes possible to imagine new organization, because the brain is liberated from processing law. Like any other technology, legal systems build on itself.

Another major theme is that nation-state law was only a partial externalization, and it still ran on gene-based imperatives such as fear. With DAS, fear-based law will be made a thing of the past, continuing a process that has been going on for the past hundred years. Execution for example used to be common, and was then replaced with other incentives. Universal Basic Income will come to replace survival-mode incentives, and if you remove fear from the equation, that will change a lot, as it already has through advanced in representative government.

^^ PREACH IT BROTHER ^^

YES ! :)

@chrisaiki imagine a world where whatever you felt like doing, whenever you felt like doing it, you could do that. The flow in that world would be much more friction-less than in the nation-state organization, often conceptualized as "hyper-economics". When humans follow their passion and enter flow, they are 10x more productive than if running on gene-based imperatives.

The increase in growth and productivity leads to increased health and security, and as the world around you becomes less filled with suffering, you're liberated empathically. This further frees up resources, and leads to ever better forms of organization.

When we moved from the middle ages into the nation-state, that is how transformed the world will be a decade from now. It has already changed beyond recognition in the past 10 years.

1998: - Don't get in strangers' cars - Don't meet ppl from internet
2016: - Literally summon strangers from internet to get in their car

The friction I observed these last weeks between two people who were running for presidency did not depend on a scarcity of their incomes. Their programs were different when they had the same genes and few allelic differences. If you look at my posts, you can see that I am pro basic income and I have subscribed for the Grantcoin UBI. I have read many interesting things about basic incomes but the problem remain : how do you build up objectives inside a community once every member have a basic knowledge of the influence of fear on their decisions. I think that my brain is not a computer, does not process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories.

Yes they had the same gene-based imperatives, and they had both been conditioned during an age before the internet, and most of their dominant memeplex and their dominant selfplex is rooted in that world.

The brain and its memes are co-dependent with its genes, and extra-cerebral memes (Leigh, 2010) is a relatively new extension of the brain. The web 2.0 has liberated the brain in many ways, but it is still not liberated from fear-based law, and is in many ways incapable of knowing anything about what the world would be like on the other side of a legal reformation.

On incentives for universal basic income, I've proposed a system which I call Resilience, which would not require community consensus, but be self-organizing and based on gene-based imperatives, greed basically,
https://steemit.com/resilience/@johan-nygren/resilience-game-theory-of-incentive-based-basic-income-using-taxemes-and-branching-schemes

I think of it more in terms of "WHAT WOULD I NOT BE DOING if I lived in a DAS"

  1. Supporting war/empire with my tax money
  2. Witnessing modern day slavery in the form of the "justice" system
  3. Seeing people fight over who their leader is

but I wanna reply in the affirmative to because it makes me think.
A) Make connections between my DAS and other societies that are beneficial to both groups, like an ambassador
B) Collaborate on and fund projects that benefit the group, on a more item by item level
C) Work with the existing governments to offload many of their tasks to these smaller societies (so that the legacy states can focus on what they should actually be doing!)
...I live mostly in the US but am frustrated by the concept of borders and passports even though mine is relatively privileged!