Could Human Networking eventually replace the need for government?

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08 Jan 2020 23:38 #348197 by Fyxe

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Actually only 3 states require the sort of license you are speaking of and one of those states is just for handguns. And as for private sales only 25 states have any requirements on private sales and not all 25 of those even require background checks. Some states its just for pistols and others its just a requirement that a sheriff supervise the sale or stuff like that. I have never lived in any of these states. The flying I was talking about was boarding a commercial plane and riding it somewhere.



Well that can't be right, because there are at least six states and two territories in Australia that require safety courses, background checks, licencing and all firearms to be registered in their state of use/storage - with escalating requirements/justifications for perceived "higher risk" firearms (ie - pistols or semi/automatic)

I'm not saying one system is better than another, just that, y'know, this website, and the grassroots anarchy system proposed...are global....




Oh I forgot australia is part of the United states.

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08 Jan 2020 23:48 - 08 Jan 2020 23:51 #348198 by Adder

Fyxe wrote: who decides what rules there needs to be anyway? like is there an app for that! LMAO. and if there is an app for that is it a simple strait vote? and if it is a simple straight vote how is that not mob rule... ya know the old addage of two wolves and a sheep voting on whats for dinner?


Yes like democracy. The difference is the temporal footprint an action (decision) is stretched over... because if the democratic action is too fast, it will be more prone to being gamed as a trial and error system, an expression of emotion rather then a considered decision. If ppl are stuck with decisions over a period of time, then they incur some stake in its result and will likely be more mindful about the decision. This creates a vacuum of power in the system which represents the duty of the thing being voted to serve the democratic system for, and then be judged by that system at the next voting. Social media is training people to expect faster decision making cycles by providing them avenues of expression where little or no responsibility is required, but it's a slippery slope to think embodiment of emotion and groupthink is the best foundation for decision making over considered thought. Specialisation in society, and our cognitive limits, work to mean people incur responsibility in doing things, which means trust. In the market place your vote is the deciding to business with them or not. I reckon the 'cancelling' phenomena against business is the same as this in that context (hto a large extent).

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09 Jan 2020 00:06 #348200 by Fyxe

Adder wrote:

Fyxe wrote: who decides what rules there needs to be anyway? like is there an app for that! LMAO. and if there is an app for that is it a simple strait vote? and if it is a simple straight vote how is that not mob rule... ya know the old addage of two wolves and a sheep voting on whats for dinner?


Yes like democracy. The difference is the temporal footprint an action (decision) is stretched over... because if the democratic action is too fast, it will be more prone to being gamed as a trial and error system, an expression of emotion rather then a considered decision. If ppl are stuck with decisions over a period of time, then they incur some stake in its result and will likely be more mindful about the decision. This creates a vacuum of power in the system which represents the duty of the thing being voted to serve the democratic system for, and then be judged by that system at the next voting. Social media is training people to expect faster decision making cycles by providing them avenues of expression where little or no responsibility is required, but it's a slippery slope to think embodiment of emotion and groupthink is the best foundation for decision making over considered thought. Specialisation in society, and our cognitive limits, work to mean people incur responsibility in doing things, which means trust. In the market place your vote is the deciding to business with them or not. I reckon the 'cancelling' phenomena against business is the same as this in that context (hto a large extent).



Hmmm... I'm not sure I'm following... but I think you are saying straight democracy, like a system of direct app voting for rules, will fail, right?

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09 Jan 2020 00:11 - 09 Jan 2020 00:13 #348201 by Adder

Fyxe wrote: Hmmm... I'm not sure I'm following... but I think you are saying straight democracy, like a system of direct app voting for rules, will fail, right?


Nah, it's easy to make something function but in this case I think it would be prone to bad outcomes, which would beg for responsibility to be asserted via some other system... like in China with its social credit, which at the end of the day is just handing more and more power over to whomever runs the system.
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Credit_System

A system generating bad outcomes either is replaced or refined, but it's just my opinion of course. And I don't like changing things to have bad outcomes so... not sold on it.

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09 Jan 2020 00:19 #348202 by Fyxe
Ok so adder? You say my conclusion is not correct but then follow it up with it is prone to bad outcomes and something that will eventually need to be replaced. So I see a contradiction here. Is direct democracy prone to bad outcomes that needs to be replaced or not?

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09 Jan 2020 00:35 - 09 Jan 2020 00:36 #348207 by Adder

Fyxe wrote: Ok so adder? You say my conclusion is not correct but then follow it up with it is prone to bad outcomes and something that will eventually need to be replaced. So I see a contradiction here. Is direct democracy prone to bad outcomes that needs to be replaced or not?


Depends how you define fail. The voting will work in your idea so that is not a failure in that context, but it will be prone to bad outcomes IMO and so in that context it is a failure. So if tried, and it worked but failed, then it would need to be replaced or refined as described. Much better to avoid bad ideas entirely but as said, just my opinion.

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13 Jan 2020 14:09 #348361 by ZealotX
Okay, I keep saying "open source" and people keep asking who's going to control it. So let's take a small break to understand the "open source" concept.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-source_software

www.thebalancecareers.com/what-is-open-source-software-2071941

OWNERSHIP:

So let's say, "under the current US rules" (even though I'm hypothetically venturing away from them as purely an intellectual exercise), a non-profit organization NGO, representing the people of a certain jurisdiction, developed an open source application for organizing and administering their jurisdiction. And they start with a few laws and services on one app and they expand new services to new apps. Anyone from the jurisdiction can join the NGO. They just need to show proof of residence. Each one gets an equal vote. There are teams for different things. Each team can elect a team leader and one team can be admin and oversight over all the other teams. This is for both ownership and execution. The people who use the app are also the members of the NGO. They can all add policy proposals and app updates and changes. They can use the app to apply to any team they want, see vacancies, and contribute. Some positions are volunteer and others are paid. Some positions can be voted in while others hired by the specific team or the admin team. So ownership belongs to the NGO which is everyone who from that jurisdiction that wants to participate. Just like a club, the NGO can provide benefits and services that club members pay into.

Again... this is just a hypothetical intellectual exercise

I don't know how Jewish communities work but they often have their own land and buildings (including recreational) for all the Jews belonging to it to use. There are other club type models that people use in similar fashions. Whatever. The point is that the "open source" model is carried through. As a member of the club you are part owner of the "facilities" and can submit and vote on changes.

Now you may be saying... "but aren't the teams = the government"?

the teams could provide some governance as needed but the idea is to use technology so that governance is distributed in a more efficient way. At any time, if you had an idea for the open source transportation app that includes buses, cars, trucks, bikes, etc. you could open your app, create the suggestion, and people could vote and contribute to the idea. The crowdfunded idea would then allow development. Every jurisdiction is owned and operated by the people in that jurisdiction so there is no evil mega corporation, king, or President that needs to own or control everything. And if two jurisdictions need to work together they just negotiate when and how to do that just like two servers on the internet.

I mean, we used to use phone lines for all of our communication. Even the internet. I remember having 14.4K modem. I remember getting destroyed in game by my buddy who had a 56K modem when I had a 33. I was basically shooting his after image. Technology changes communication and communication is what transports ideas and commands around the brain which governs the body. And a lot of these connection points are corrupt and cancerous. Conservatives preach about small limited government all the time. And its not like Liberals actually want big government. What I'm suggesting is that technology can take the place of a lot of people in the public sector, making everything transparent and efficient, just like it replaces people in factories and call centers.

note: I'm not saying I want an automated hotline for police and other services. I hate automated phone systems.

But there is a balance that we can have between people and technology where how things are run could be better. Just look at how much the US is divided right now over politics. So many people are corrupt that conspiracy theorists are actually gaining membership like a religious institution in its prime. And there's probably been about $200M spent on TV ads in Iowa alone for the next election. And that's to elect 1 person to the white house. That doesn't include every congress person and every person in the House of Representatives. We spend an insane amount of money just to elect representatives who are either corrupt from the gate or likely to become corrupt over time. And we, in the US, have a system where corporations are treated like people they can lobby our politicians in ways that only they benefit from. I'm not saying technology is a perfect solution. I'm simply saying that I think there is a better alternative. And I think subscription models and freemium models and all these things are an evolution made possible by technology and so why can't there be a new model of governance that is made possible by technology? One that is safer and more efficient.

I feel like a lot of people don't think it will work because we're constantly thinking about how people will game the system. But... I think what often motivates people to game the system is because they don't believe in the system because it doesn't work for them. But they see it working for others. Therefore, if the system could gradually increase in fairness and distribute wealth, not just based on merit (because that should definitely be a factor) but also based on need, so that the hundreds of millions we spend on advertising politicians, could mainly go to providing the basic needs for many Americans who might be so desperate as to steal or even kill to get their needs met... maybe there would be less crime if we invested in the people rather than prisons and weapons and metal detectors everywhere. Why can't we use the same money that we use to try and police the world to actually make it a safer place by fulfilling people's needs?

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13 Jan 2020 17:51 #348368 by Fyxe
So you are suggesting getting rid of federal government?
Also are you saying getting rid of or making illegal corporations?

Who will provide for national defense?
what if there is a dispute over say water rights? who mediates?
where will we get our goods and services if the corporations are gone?
where will we work so that we can make the money to put into these ideas if all corporations are gone?

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13 Jan 2020 19:00 #348370 by Carlos.Martinez3
Good question - would we as individuals be able to keep or need the organizations currently present? What happen if we all took charge of our own actual life in the real world like we had to grow our own food and duke and things like that? Think we would survive ? Other will? That’s the problem with Utopias - there’s always some one who wants it their way... they are always present and always available. So how would human networking actually work ? Regulated or independently regulated ? How will it work if some work and some don’t ? What if one thinks they shouldn’t abide by the general rules ?


Ya know there are actual human networks already in place rather than some government rules in some places.
Worth a look see if you can find a few as well that are fully self sufficient and fully self reliable. They are there I promise.

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13 Jan 2020 20:29 #348372 by Fyxe
People demonize corporations all the time but they are responsible for the free enterprise that drives innovation, technology, the cheap goods and services we enjoy and the means for gainful employment to provide for yourself and your family. Who will do all that if they are gone?

The federal government in the US provides for national defense, promotes the general welfare, and is the arbitrator both within and the nation and with outside entities. its structure is a representative republic that does all it can to ensure every member of the nation has a voice in how the country is run. Get rid of that and there will be mob rule and eventual anarchy.

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