Rise of the Machines: Blockchain-Based Governance

Rise of the Machines: Blockchain-Based Governance

For as long as humans have interacted with each other, there have been governments. Whether it’s the local tribe that appoints leaders to interact with other tribes and make decisions for their community, or vast State-run societies such as the Soviet Union, government is part of the human experience.

In modern times, government has inarguably become more intrusive and more controlling. Technology has made this reality both easier to achieve and chillingly efficient — governments are now able to reach into almost every aspect of one’s life. Furthermore, technology gives smaller and smaller groups the ability to control larger and larger numbers of people.

But what if technology could also provide the antidote to centralized government control? What if it could lead to a decentralized governmental system that allows for more freedoms and greater human flourishing?

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