How the Will was Won
The Will is a creation within the Pierre Jnr series that is the foundation for their united but ultra-democratic society. These ideas are not just the dreams of an author but have been inspired from the what is taking place in our times Now that the books are finished, I am seeing more and more evidence for the beginning of what is often called 'liquid democracy' or 'delegative democracy'. This page is a collection of links about the rise of the Will as we watch it happen over the next hundred years – humans change slowly :).
Step 1: Social Currencies
Google creates liquid democracy voting system
Professor David Harvey - 'The Contradictions of Capital'
Steps are being made to create currencies that tie to real-world value (as opposed to the faith-based currencies we have now). The exciting Factory 2050 is working on a blockchain to create an 'unfalsifiable ledger technology... It would track and certify the path of raw materials all the way to the finished product...' (New Scientist)
Step 2: Establish Universal Basic Income
This is the concept of establishing a baseline income for all citizens that in theory will promote health, well-being and ultimately eliminate poverty and the detrimental effects it has on all levels of society. Opponents predict it will lead to a lazy humanity, proponents to a releasing of the shackles of wage-slavery. Either way, the game has begun...
- Canadian province to introduce pilot program – The Independent
- Finland to trial UBI – The New Daily, News.com.au
- India on the brink of UBI after interesting pilot program results – Business Insider
- Why we should all have a basic income – WeForum
“The most striking thing which we hadn’t actually anticipated is that the emancipatory effect was greater than the monetary effect. It enabled people to have a sense of control. They pooled some of the money to pay down their debts, they increased decisions on escaping from debt bondage. The women developed their own capacity to make their own decision about their own lives. The general tenor of all those communities has been remarkably positive,” Professor Guy Standing (Business Insider).