We should take seriously the risks of technofascism, an elitist "libertarianism" empowered by accelerating technological change and concentrated at high tech corporations. While many decry the governance challenges of our day, some give corporate governance a pass. And yet it's not hard to find oppression wherever power is concentrated. That doesn't mean we're all always completely failing to use whatever power we might have in constructive ways. It just means that we can and should do better.
Tell me. I'm interested in the big picture. How could and should we organize ourselves, locally, regionally and globally, going into the future to optimize for a civilization that persistently and increasingly thrives in creativity and compassion? In what ways are present governance paradigms succeeding? In what ways are they failing? How is governance relevant to our greatest opportunities and risks? How can we improve governance, not just in superficial ways, but in deeply transformative ways?
Below is an experimental formulation (version 3.0) of the New God Argument. Those familiar with previous formulations of the argument will note the following changes. First, I combined all assumptions about human futurity into the Faith Assumption. Second, I dropped the Angel Argument because its conclusion is redundant with that of the Creation Argument. Third, I reformulated and renamed the Benevolence Argument as the Compassion Argument. I'm interested in your feedback on whether and why this may or may not be an improved formulation. What do you like? What do you not like? Why? Thank you.