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

a form of democratic control whereby an electorate vests voting power in delegates rather than in representatives
The Chinese government is building an omnipotent “social credit” system that is meant to rate each citizen’s trustworthiness.
Imagine a world where many of your daily activities were constantly monitored and evaluated: what you buy at the shops and online; where you are at any given time; who your friends are and how you interact with them...

Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens [Wired]


Professor David Harvey - 'The Contradictions of Capital'

In 2005, Gallup launched a 100-year initiative to measure the will of every person on Earth.

It would track and certify the path of raw materials all the way to the finished product, ensuring provenance and quality.

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)

Elon Musk explains how he thinks about cultural unification and systems of government on the red planet.

The tools the might get us there

  1. Sovereign by Democracy Earth
  2. Ethereum for Distributed Applications like voting and decentralised social avatars.

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...

“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).
Keynes believed that ‘a point may soon be reached, much sooner perhaps than we are all of us aware of, when these [economic] needs are satisfied in the sense that we prefer to devote our further energies to non-economic purposes.’
— Zero Marginal Cost Society