Cities, States and Governance
A thriving state is one that is able to provide its citizens with the resources and opportunities they need to be successful. The state's government is effective and efficient, and its citizens are active and engaged in their communities. The state's economy is strong and its businesses are thriving. The state's infrastructure is well-developed and its tax system is fair and equitable.
Science, technology, the arts, and other areas of culture are thriving in the state, and the state's citizens are healthy and well-educated. It is a state where people want to live, work, and raise a family. A thriving state isn't just a place where people can find a job—it's a place where they can find a good life.
Achieving true social and economic justice
We need to create a world where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive, regardless of their social or economic background. We need to end discrimination and create a level playing field where everyone has a fair chance to succeed. We need to provide everyone with the resources they need to live a dignified life, and we need to ensure that no one is left behind.
Eliminating poverty and hunger, and an universal basic income
We need to end poverty and hunger. This means providing everyone with the resources they need to live a dignified life. It also means creating opportunities for everyone to earn a decent living. We need to invest in education and health care, and we need to create an economic system that works for everyone. We need to ensure economic security. This means creating an economic system that works for everyone. It also means providing everyone with the opportunity to earn a decent living. We need to invest in education and health care, and we need to create an economy that is sustainable and equitable.
Guaranteeing basic rights and liberties for all
We need to ensure that everyone enjoys the same basic rights and liberties. This includes the right to life, liberty, and security of person, the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion, the right to freedom of expression, the right to freedom of assembly and association, and the right to freedom from discrimination.
Creating a sustainable future
We need to create a future where we can meet the needs of present generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This means protecting the environment, using resources responsibly, and investing in renewable energy. It also means reducing our reliance on fossil fuels, and ensuring that everyone has access to clean water, air, and food. We need to protect the environment. This means reducing our reliance on fossil fuels, and investing in renewable energy. It also means reducing pollution and protecting natural habitats. We need to make sure that everyone has access to clean water, air, and food.
Advancing scientific and technological progress
We should explore the origins of scientific and technological advancement, and find new and innovative ways to encourage it. We should be investing more heavily and effectively into ambitious basic research and development.
There is no one answer to this question. Some factors that could be considered include:
- The origins of scientific and technological advancement. This can include looking at how different cultures and societies have encouraged scientific and technological innovation throughout history.
- The role of government in promoting scientific and technological advancement. This can include examining how different governments have supported or hindered scientific and technological innovation.
- The role of the private sector in promoting scientific and technological advancement. This can include looking at how different companies have invested in or promoted scientific and technological innovation.
- The role of academia in promoting scientific and technological advancement. This can include examining how different universities and research institutions have encouraged or hindered scientific and technological innovation.
Promoting peace and international cooperation
We need to promote peace and international cooperation. This means working towards disarmament and demilitarization, and resolving conflicts through peaceful means. It also means supporting international institutions and organizations, and respecting the sovereignty of all nations.
Decentralize power, empower the citiziens
I believe that it is essential to decentralize power if we want to secure a bright future for humanity. Too much power is centralized in governments, corporations, and other institutions. This creates an imbalanced distribution of power which favors the interests of the few over the many. By decentralizing power, we can create a more just and equitable world where everyone’s rights are protected. One potential solution are different explorations in new mechanisms for public goods funding and the work RadicalxChange is exploring.
Existential risks and solutions: AI alignment, climate and hard tech, pandemics etc.
Artificial intelligence is the most serious threat to the survival of the human race. We need to take climate change, pandemics, and other issues much more seriously and dedicate massive resources to solving and preventing them.
We also need to ensure that artificial intelligence is developed responsibly, with safety and humanity in mind. We need to make sure that AI is not used to exploit or control people, and that it is not used to make decisions that could have catastrophic consequences. We need to be very careful about how we use and develop artificial intelligence, and make sure that we do not create a future in which machines are in control and humans are powerless.
We need to improve education. This means providing everyone with the opportunity to receive a quality education. It also means making sure that education is affordable, and that it meets the needs of all learners. We need to invest in teacher training, and we need to make sure that our educational system is inclusive and equitable.
Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander
- Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander
- The Network State by Balaji
- Crypto Cities Article by Vitalik
- Sovereign Individual Book
Entering Policy for impact
Effective altruism approach
- Government and policy in an area relevant to a top problem by 80000hours
- Guide to working in AI policy and strategy by 80000hours
- Policy-oriented government jobs by 80000hours
Some interesting policy ideas
A decentralized network state: The Network State by Balaji
Network states are social networks with an agreed-upon leader, an integrated cryptocurrency, and a definite purpose. They crowdfund territory and have a sense of national consciousness. They’re created by motivated online communities who are willing to build trust and cooperation both online and offline.
In short, the technology exists to allow us to create new societies, new economies, and new states, all without the need for centralized control or traditional qualifications. All that is required is a motivated online community, and the willingness to build trust and cooperation both online and offline.