Problem: Individual representation on the world wide web. How do you verify that a digital identity corresponds to one (1) physical individual?
If this problem is solved or circumnavigated with a clever solution it would enable the creation of a digital voting platform with the purpose of eliminating representational politics.
I for one do not believe my values are fairly represented in the current system of government. I feel estranged to the issues, emotions and solutions that are conveyed through the media after numerous filtration steps by interpretation, hearsay and public opinion agreeance.
With my digital life close to my heart I am confused as to why democracy hasn’t been further developed considering the fact we’ve got stupendously big databases on all sorts of things on the internet publically available, how is it that our most important function of society hasn’t been developed in a rate at par with other data collection schemes?
We’ve got “mobile bank-id’s” so we’re able to meaningfully represent individuals digitally although it may not be watertight and places the trust in centralized bank entities. But we’ve now also got blockchain technology, (i.e : voting power on a decentralized network composed of virtual addresses, and although these adresses can be generated at will there are mechanisms in place to restrict who gets to vote and one example of this is “PoS” (Proof of Stake)).
To me, there is the obvious caveat that there is no way to define national identity of these nodes. Which can be for better or for worse. Suppose you create a fully functioning government (riksdag) on a blockchain network, those who will be part of the network will be their own nation and so the obvious problems of what law should these people adhere to? We can obviously produce a policy / law document and behave accordingly but other nations that are already considered to be sovereign states will still be a fact and will have to work with (or combat) these emerging ‘internet-states’. The idea of “N.W.O” springs to mind, but perhaps it’s a democratically based government that becomes the “N.W.O”?
Whatever happens, reconciliation between new systems and old traditional ones will have to happen.
Russia allowing cryptocurrencies in official international trades is a step towards the New World Order. Let’s not panic and resist the change.
Anyway, voting is tomorrow. I’m voting pirate because of my digital life.