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...)
The "capitalism <-> socialism" opposition seems outdated. I prefer to think in terms of "centralization vs decentralization". Humans have evolved to perform best in small groups of less than 150 people. That's why wherever there's centralization and excessive heirarchy, there's inefficiency and underutilized human potential. Capitalist monopolies and socialist dictatorships are equally bad.
I think every citizen should have ability to live off the grid without having to pay any tax if he/she wants to. There should be tools available to grow your own food with ease in any environment. Purchases should be conducted in a global decentralized untraceable cryptocurrency. And there should be systems built where fraud (stealing) cannot happen from the government. Full accountability.
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.
Emergency Site - Template for emergency information websites.
ElectionGuard - Open source software development kit (SDK) that makes voting more secure, transparent and accessible.
Equality Protocol - Probabilistic score for human identity over peer to peer networks.
Change.org - World’s platform for change.