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 (i.e. they do not need a third party to enforce the terms).

The combination of these two ideas would, hopefully, allow for a greater amount of individual self-determination as well as individual involvement in governance systems. The rest of the posts of this blog will be my attempts at determining what a society would look like if its social contract were self-executing.

 

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