Elections and Delegation in a Liquid Democracy?

Elections and Delegation in a Liquid Democracy?

Political delegation is a difficult subject. Nobody has the time, interest, or expertise to make reasonable decisions on all the challenges the group or society faces. Representatives allow us to think less about every nuanced decision. And, political delegation...

Intelligence: the Ability to Do Mental Work.

Intelligence: the Ability to Do Mental Work.

Humanity is facing some very difficult problems. It will take a lot of mental work to ensure the wellbeing of humanity, and life itself. There are two potential sources of mental work; humanity, and artificial intelligence. Artificial intelligence comes with a large...

Building Protopian Futures Unconference Report:

Building Protopian Futures Unconference Report:

I was honored to speak at the Trusted Seeds Unconference on Liquid Democracy. Here is the report on the entire event: Building Protopian Futures Unconference Report: A Peer Learning Resource for Community Stewards https://trustedseed.org/building-protopian-futures...

Let’s face it. The idea of representation is a tragedy.

Let’s face it. The idea of representation is a tragedy.

Let's face it. The idea of representation is a tragedy. It was reasonable at a time when a representative was bringing the opinions of a town hall to the country capital by horse.The town hall consisted of 20 to 150 white men, all farmers and blacksmiths.Today,...

The Argument in Favor of Argument.

The Argument in Favor of Argument.

According to Hugo Mercier, researcher at the CNRS (Institut Jean Nicod, Paris), human reasoning has evolved to argue. We would think that human reason should simply and dispassionately find the best answer. In Hugo's TedX talk, he reveals how our tendency to argue may...

Voting Systems

Voting Systems

“Together we are smarter than anyone.” When you think about how we make decisions in our society, for example voting for president or Brexit, have you ever wondered “Really? Is this the best we can do? Even with what we think are the best processes in place, the...