It is no longer enough to automate information flows about us; the goal now is to automate us. These processes are meticulously designed to produce ignorance by circumventing individual awareness and thus eliminate any possibility of self-determination. As one data scientist explained to me, “We can engineer the context around a particular behaviour and force change that way… We are learning how to write the music, and then we let the music make them dance.”
Faster spread of information.
Better norms that identify what behaviors are classified as cheating along with more effective punishments.
Stronger and more powerful organizations.
Tools like smart contracts that allow interactions with reduced levels of trust.
Governance technologies (voting, shares, decision markets...)
Decidim - Participatory democracy framework, written in Ruby on Rails, originally developed for the Barcelona City government online and offline participation website.
Federalist - Publishing platform for modern, compliant government websites.
Open State Foundation - Open data for digital transparency.
FreeSociety - We are purchasing sovereignty from a government to create the world’s first Free Society.
Vocdoni - Provides the necessary tools for your organization to reinvent what governance is.
Emergency Site - Template for emergency information websites.
ElectionGuard - Open source software development kit (SDK) that makes voting more secure, transparent and accessible.