Do we need kings? Can people govern themselves? What rights do we all have? Can science and understanding uplift all of humanity?
1700-1900: Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution
This topic lays the foundation for our modern thinking about the world. From democratic revolutions to the establishment of empires backed by industrial power.
What common ground does the seasteading movement share with the “Historic movement of Enlightenment” ?
start as a “cultural movement of intellectuals”. emphasizing reason and individualism. break traditon, scolastics, ruleworks challenges to the dogma and authority. new ideas about government culture, politics. emphasis on Science and technology. triggering of a new industrial revolution. introducing of new perspectives. driven and enabled by information technology (printing press then – internet now). driven by frontier development (america then – ocean now). quest for freedom. quest for space (intelectual and physical)
…. and the list goes on and on…
Do we need banks and state controlled fiat currencies (paypal bitcoin), do we need governments to interfere in our lifes to the extent as they do, do we need states controlling economic activities, is a much broader and direct internet democracy feasible?, what happend with the UN guaranteed right to “no interference” what happend to out privacy rights, why do we NOT have all the technical progress expected to be in place for the 21st century - is redtaping and interference the reason? Where would medic science be if FDA would not interfere as it does. Where would spaceflight be if not run by government agencies. Do we need new frontiers that allow progress outside of “redtaping hell” ? Ist the quest for a “new land of the free” iminent. Can ocean colonization provide a model for space colonies?
“Politics is about interfering with other people’s lives without their consent.” – Peter Thiel
“It is up to those in charge to empower …, not rule …” – Richard Branson
“When you start a company, true freedom is at the beginning of things” – Peter Thiel…
…Thiel identifies three possible spaces in which to find that freedom: cyberspace, outer space and the seas…
Once you start to ignore tried & tested ways of doing things, innovation will flow - Richard Branson
The human future is oceanic…
Things that are upcomming:
Things are going to be much more “base democratic”, “less authoritarian”, much more “opt in/out” and less “obligation”, much more “multinational” and “multicultural” less “national” and “territorial” much less “tax” and more “voluntary contribution” much more “voluntary social agreement” than “legal obligation”. Much more “cooperation cluster” than “power structure”…
…ism things” speak, capitalism, communism, autoritarism, are trending to the “trash basket” of history. Their “base reason of existance” the “scale problem of human interaction” and the split “WE against THEM” is quickly eroded by modern technology allowing universal, frontierless, and uncontrolable communication. This leads to cooperation networks transcending frontiers and divisions of all kind .
Let’s hope all this happens fast enough to allow rocket fast technological progress and the end of all divisions in the human project to allow for sustainability
On a 7 billion habitant planet with weapons of mass destruction at hand for everybody, division, hatry, and processes that lead to those things, has become a luxury that is no longer affordable and threatens survival of all of us. Only the wise and efficient use of ALL resources (including the oceans) in a way consiented by all humans can make survival possible.
Controversal issues need to be solved by vote instead of fight. This makes the issue of “direct vote without manipulation of politics” a key issue for peacekeeping and progress…
Humanity growing out of its childhood pants of political division… - read more here:
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