In this, our 6th cyber-salon, Charles, Jesse and Mark continue on a theme of what comes next after the loss of institutional legitimacy. Nation states aren’t going away anytime soon, but they will have to share the stage with non-state actors sooner than they may expect. Some of those actors may pose even greater threats to personal autonomy and freedom (i.e. Google, Facebook and “The Company Store”, a.k.a Amazon), but there also are other alternatives.
Decentralized, quasi-sovereign localities and communities may emerge and network together, even going so far to create their own local exchange currencies. Today’s technologies even enable “programmable money”, which paves the way for Charle’s idea of CLIME: Community Labor Integrated Money Economy.
To really understand the guts of CLIME, you should read Charle’s book A Radically Beneficial World, if you haven’t already.
Episode Transcript: AxisofEasy_6_transcript (PDF)