What if the internet had been invented before democracy?
The technology we are developing today is changing the very fabric of our social behaviours and beliefs. Our most strongly held truths are being questioned, intelligence is now distributed, transparency is resulting in accountability and influence is becoming more and more decentralised. Humankind is increasingly operating by a new set of principles and yet for all this change, we are still running on social technology that was built around 250 years ago. It's time to explore upgrading the underlying operating system that we're living on. This is a project to explore, package and prototype what exactly that might look like.
We will first publish an outline of the 'book'. This will give context to the project and outline areas to explore and hypotheses.
We will research the amazing things happening around the world by visiting the people behind progressive democratic projects.
We will package all this research into a 'book'. This will be written not as a statement of the future, but a starting point for discussion.
04. OPEN UP
We will totally open up the conversation and try to facilitate the creation of initiatives, test beds...etc. Stuff that changes stuff...