[extropy-chat] Anarchy?

Emlyn emlynoregan at gmail.com
Fri Apr 20 00:11:22 UTC 2007

How about some kind of tech-anarchy? Minimal governance, automated
rather than requiring human judgement wherever possible, using only
open source code.


On 20/04/07, Jef Allbright <jef at jefallbright.net> wrote:
> On 4/19/07, A B <austriaaugust at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Jef wrote:
> >
> > "> I'd be in favor of a system of anarchy promoting
> > > increasingly
> > > effective cooperation.  Does that count?"
> >
> > I suppose (at this stage) it would depend on whether
> > or not that promotion took the form of enforced laws.
> > Based on our ongoing discussions I'm currently
> > presuming that it would (but please correct me if I'm
> > mistaken). The type of Anarchy I was thinking of was a
> > true absence of laws, but I'm certainly interested in
> > hearing any variations.
> Laws?  Laws?!  We don't need no steeeeenking laws!
> To the extent that we are mutually and effectively aware of our values
> and mutually and effectively aware of methods of promoting them.
> (Which includes methods of discouraging free-riders, some minimal
> level of administration, etc.)
> Note that I'm not as idealistic as that may appear, since both of
> these domains of awareness entail a huge (and increasing) amount of
> complexity, currently encoded into our biological and cultural
> representations of "what's right" and "what works."
> But I believe that it is to our co-evolutionary advantage to make
> these systems as frictionless as possible, thus anarchy.
> - Jef
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