Below is my attempt at a concrete and visionary proposal on how humanity can create a truly free and peaceful society without coercion of any kind – a decentralized, networked society of rising collective intelligence that transcends any need for laws, legal codes, lawyers, police, courts, prisons or military force. It presents the idea of how laws are not only becoming unenforceable, but eventually unnecessary given sufficient forkability, transparency and radical material abundance. There are others who have talked about similar ideas like polycentric law, Jordan Greenhall’s “liquid jurisprudence”, and Roderick Long’s post-punitive restitution system.
So how do we get there?
Below are three trends that could radically transform our society from one ruled by law or force to one that is free of all such constraints, while maximizing freedom and peaceful coexistence for all human beings. It won’t happen overnight, or all at once, but in fits and spurts as people adjust to the new structural reality.