Recently someone compared me to a bomb throwing revolutionary. I thought that was a bit overstated. I merely believe that we should be in a constant state of improvement, even if we are working on an impossible problem. Frequently I believe that reducing the scope of government is a productive part of innovation. A few thoughts related to these themes:
- Spirituality is reaching an understanding that life is iterative
- Constructive anarchy is replacing government with an egalitatian populism
- Network theory says that large well organized networks do not need dominant nodes
- Do not fan the fire but take a new approach
Increasingly I believe that we can form a new social contract using the technology available to transfer increased decision making authority to the individual. Rather than "fan the fire" or fight the status quo we should use the technology to avoid the current nodes of power and explore alternative approaches at the individual level. Everyone acknowledges that the current paradigm shift in technology will have profound economic and social changes, but we should not overlook the chance to change the political system.
[This article was influenced by ideas that have existed for thousands of years.]