Unnecessary hierarchy and artificial scarcity are a major source of problems in the world.
In hierarchy there you are either a boss or a worker, a master or a slave.
In heterarchy you are both a master and slave at once, and as much or as little of each as you choose to be.
In heterarchy you’re a client and a server at the same time, like Bittorrent if you’ve ever used it. You download and upload simultaneously to increase the utility of the distributed heterarchical network.
In some situations hierarchy may be necessary and when it is not coercive in nature then an individual can choose how much and what form they require for survival. In a world of scarcity hierarchy is necessary to determine who can access or use the limited resources. The digital world is not a world of scarcity, and artificial scarcity produced by copyright, software patents and ownership of ideas enforces an unnecessary hierarchy.
Governments support this unnecessary hierarchy in a desperate attempt to protect the jobs of an entitled few. As we face a future of technological unemployment, intelligent machines, complete with distributed governance, we have to develop new systems to encourage innovation to replace copyright which is broken completely.
The origins of any new idea are unknown and can never be proven definitively.
Ideas have no owners.
Leibnitz vs. Newton
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“you think darkness is your ally. But you merely adopted the dark; I was born in it, moulded by it.”