Presenters

New Sovereignties Focus

  • Tom is working on 3 projects that use a kernel of Ulex, an open source legal system
  • Prospera, a network of sovereign rules in Honduras [https://prospera.hn/]
  • Free Society Project, very close to public launches [https://www.freesociety.com/]
  • Third project to be announced soon, a virtual special economic zone for Native Americans
  • David Ernst is advising projects such as plumia, bitnation, and lieberland
  • Setting up Mars colonies is an extremely high profile sovereign project, Musk wants everyone to be able to vote from their phones
  • Some challenges Ulex is facing is github expertise and not enough entities running the procedural rules of Ulex
  • Designing virtual bohrs might streamline the sovereignty formation process
  • David is working on secure internet voting via phone [https://siv.org/]
  • SecureID tries to validate proof of personhood for voting in a digital age [https://secureid.org/]
  • It might be better to have the mars colony be a pure democracy, not a representative one.  It’s possible to have a decentralized representative democracy, where you can pick representatives and delegate your vote on a more personal level. [https://demo.liquid.us/]
  • This works for voting, but it wouldn’t work for drafting legislation
  • The futarchy market prediction system is very interesting [https://mason.gmu.edu/~rhanson/futarchy.html]
  • Everyone wants to scale political systems but it might be more efficient to consider small groups of people first, rather than trying to scale a new system to hundreds of millions of people
  • Preconceptions about these new systems pose a major challenge
  • Eduardo was in a Caltech discussion group about countries and policy, which is now becoming a 501c3
  • Too many people underestimate themselves when the barrier is just a lack of understanding the system
  • Networking and nucleating action groups could help solve a myriad of challenges