The nature of issues: Human Nature vs. Attention Based Business Model?


#22

Thank you. I very much appreciate this concept of a united humanity, where all have an equal vote, which becomes more powerful than nation-states. If giving up everyone’s privacy to be unknown and unseen is required for that, then it’s not a small price to pay but the loss of privacy may be worth it.


#23

Thanks @Free.

A small clarification on this point.

If giving up everyone’s privacy to be unknown and unseen is required for that, then it’s not a small price to pay but the loss of privacy may be worth it.

People, will still have the ability and the right to be uknown and unseen. You will still be able to use Validbook services and Kudos under pseudonymous identity, just you will not have the right to be part of initial Kudos distribution.

Of course, pseudonymous identities will most probably be less trusted in high stakes cooperation. Thus in such situations counter-parties may demand to cooperate only with connected identities. This will lead to more transparency and accountability. Which in general is a good thing, but if taken to the extreme might become very bad thing as is shown in “Nosedive” Black Mirror episode.
This balance between transparency and accountability vs. individuality and independence is a tricky question. It depends on people, traditions in their communities.
There is a danger that people will become too compliant with majority, too afraid to do “bad” things by the majority standards even without Orwellian central power, but through social competition in transparent environment.
It is possible, but not likely. In society with sovereignty enabling technologies - the situation “everyone does whatever they want as no one can stop them” is more likely.

This balance between accountability and freedom is a complex issue and should be explored more by many and extensively. Intuitively, it feels like there are dangers with it of 2nd, 3rd, and n-th order. It looks like a big separate topic.


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