Decentralized Governance: The Next Change to Organized Violence

The monopoly on the use of force that governments have exercised has changed over the millenia hand-in-hand with economic and technological developments. As technology progresses and economies allow for greater individual autonomy, individuals may have a lesser need of traditional government services (i.e. the naked use of force as protection). Blockchain computing (decentralized ledger technology) has… Continue reading Decentralized Governance: The Next Change to Organized Violence

Distributed Ledgers Could Answer Some “Objections to the Social Contract.”

In William Godwin's 1793 treatise Enquiry Concerning Political Justice, he outlines various objections to the idea of a 'Social Contract' between individuals, and between individuals and their governments. His critiques of social contract theory may be answered by having a legal system that is based on a distributed ledger system and smart contracts. Godwin stated that justice… Continue reading Distributed Ledgers Could Answer Some “Objections to the Social Contract.”

The beginning, a.k.a. the idea of a “Smart Social Contract”

A Smart Social Contract is the blending of two concepts. First, Social Contract Theory. And second, blockchain smart contracts. Social Contract theory is premised on the idea that individuals agree to the give up some of their powers in order to come together to form a collective security arrangement (i.e. government). Smart Contracts are self-executing contracts… Continue reading The beginning, a.k.a. the idea of a “Smart Social Contract”