5 Small steps to a semi-decentralised society

It’s become very clear that our leaders simply cannot be trusted any longer and that the taxes we pay towards service delivery has been abused to enrich the people we elected to lead us instead of uplifting society as a whole.

Already we are seeing job losses thanks to mismanagement but as we move into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the harsh reality of further job losses due to automation, robotics, artificial intelligence and Blockchain technologies will affect every one of us as corporate business adopts these technologies to save money.

There is no doubt, these hierarchical systems have been failing for some time now and as as Moore’s Law of technology doubles in speed every 18 months, we will see radical changes. The kids of today instinctively know how to use technology and now that the brain has recently been connected to the internet, the explosion of ideas will be unstoppable to disrupt everything.

There is a lot of danger that comes with all of these ideas and the only way I can think of to manage this, is to bring values and principles back into our human nature. And to do that, we need to dislodge from the way things work right now and make way for decentralisation.

I have given a lot of thought as to how we can move into decentralised societies. Societies that are inclusive, collaborative, manageable and no longer require corrupt governments. In fact, we’re already partially doing it in the complexes (neighbourhoods) we live in and with some thought, others can become a complex of their own.

For example, in our complex, there are 47 units and on average, there are two to four people living in each home. Dunbar’s number states that we really can only create meaningful relationships with about 150 people and in our case we are probably about 150 to 200 people living in this complex.

We have our own miniature law system known as rules that everyone needs to abide by and if they don’t there is punishment through fines and bigger offenses are dealt with by the law. But for the most part, we manage to keep the peace.

Twenty years of failed service delivery, people have started becoming self reliant and doing things on their own anyway, so none of what I am writing is new but what it does do, is create a strategy and plant new ideas of how we could potentially live without the need for corrupt governments in favour of communities who instead collaborate and work together – this will become more evident over time as we roll out the next phases of Leaderless especially in light of runaway Artificial Intelligence known as The Singularity. Facebook has already pulled the plug on their AI because the systems started speaking in languages the software developers could not understand.

Within a well-run complex, people look after their own homes and if roads need to be fixed, we will outsource the work to someone to lay down the tarmac.

Here’s a couple of additional ideas to pay less taxes to a corrupt government.

Get organised:
If you are not in a complex, then create one. Register your street name as a website name and then ensure that it includes roughly 150 people. This becomes the communication channel through which you organise everything.

Replicate this idea with the next 150 people and show them how to create their own Dunbar society.

Once organised, here are small things you can do that, when combined, we will pay far less tax to corrupt leaders. Every little bit we can do, removes the need to pay taxes that no longer serve us in an age of rapid technological changes that will replace archaic models in favour of more efficient systems that are run by the people.

  1. Go solar:
    Organise a meeting with everyone in your complex/road and arrange that a special levy be put in place in order to buy everyone solar lights. If you can, get a miniature substation installed with batteries in them that will run the entire complex’s power and have a qualified electrician install it for you. The initial layout will cost money but the long term savings will pay off and you will have a much greener footprint on the planet.
  2. Install communication networks.
    This is vital. In order to share new ideas and to collaborate with the next Dunbar society you need to ensure that free flowing communications are running. If you know of someone who can install a WiFi network, then ask them to install it for you. As long as everyone has an app that can talk on this WiFi network, you can call one another without the need of a monopoly telecommunications company. A couple of cents less in the pocket of corrupt leaders amounts to millions that no longer go to poor service delivery. Over time, each Dunbar society can become a meshed network where we will eventually be able to speak long distance with other people if all the Dunbar societies are connected without government communication lines. Understand this – data is the new currency of the world. Swallow this pill and you will make the transition into the 4iR a lot easier for yourself.
  3. Grow your own food:
    There is a big drive to growing our own food thanks to the corporate Monsantos of the world who lost people’s trust with the chemicals they spray on the food we consume. We might not be able to grow enough to sustain us for an entire season but one less trip to the store means less petrol taxes into a corrupt government’s pocket.
    If you get really organised, each Dunbar society might grow something specific that they could share with other Dunbar societies. Or, we could create new jobs by and work with the Ecommerce Forum of Africa (and similar) to deliver food with electric vehicles
  4. Catch your own water:
    This one is actually a no brainer. We are running out of water and we need to do something about not wasting it. Get together in your community and organise that JoJo tanks be bought so that you can start storing water. Every drop delivered to us means that it had to go through a government meter. If less water goes through the meter, it means less rates we pay that ends up in corrupt officials pockets. Get together in your own Dunbar societies and figure out better ways of catching the water. Every drop matters.
  5. Pay with Bitcoin:
    Now that the truth about money has finally been revealed – that what the banks and governments have been controlling is nothing more than a piece of IOU digital paper – it makes obvious sense to move to crypto currencies that are managed in transparent open ledger technologies. Think of open ledger technology like a Google Spreadsheet that is open to the world to see who owes what to whom and in that lies the transparent trust we need. Bitcoin, has given people the ability to make peer-to-peer payments without needing to go through a bank or government.

Yes, taxes still need to be paid, there is no doubt about that because roads between the Dunbars need to be paved and hospitals still need to run but as we head into the Fourth Industrial Revolution – where even expensive medicine will be disrupted to deliver nanobots into our bloodstreams to heal us, taxes of the future will look drastically different as we know them today – they will be crowdfunded by communities who understand their jobs have been taken over by technology and not through a centralised system as we have always known it.

People will become more aware in this explosion of technology. People will begin to understand Blockchain technology, to understand how it is able to return trust through transparency in all service delivery areas. People will insist on Blockchain as the backbone of every company. And as 3D printers become a household item, the price of everything will begin to drop – we will see value and values in a very different way. We will need a universal basic salary for everyone when jobs are lost.

It becomes clear that we will need each other more than we ever thought. Is it any wonder we seem to be in such chaos as we begin to let go of corrupt governments and harness technology to be able to have more control over our own lives?

As long as humans exist, there will always be problems. Problems require solutions, which create more problems, which require more solutions, which create more problems. It is our opportunity to now create jobs that will fix everything we did in the first, second and third industrial revolutions – without corrupt governments.

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