An essay on the failure of democracy and new hope for community.
The Network State argues that startup societies will harness an internet technology stack to navigate around state erected roadblocks to experimentation with governance models. Building governance structions from a blank slate will allow startup societies to unbundle citizens of current nation states and re-sort them into coherent online communities with a shared consciousness.
Leviathan – The most powerful force in the World. A mechanism for social organization.
The problems that network states solve.
The forces moving the network state to center stage.
“The historical/moral/ethical angle just might be the missing ingredient to build startup societies.” Balaji Srinivasan
Network unions are the birth of a new kind of institution for the digital age. They are a completely fresh approach to collaborating on shared action in a decentralized, open and trustless manner.
Network States open the door to the construction of completely new digitally enabled institutions that people voluntarily choose.
Violence – The Key Social Variable “The key to understanding how societies evolve is to understand the factors that determine the costs and rewards of employing violence.” The Sovereign Individual
Free Towards Freedom book.