[TWITTER SPACE] Will NEAR support Network States?

Join us in the DAOjo this Monday August 29th at 6p ET as we explore the emerging concept of Network States. Network State is a term coined by Balaji Srinivasan in the new book, “The Network State”.

The book explains how to build the successor to the nation state, a concept they call the network state. It starts up similar to a DAO and could be a DAO in early stages but with the aspiration to crowdfund land around the world and eventually gain diplomatic recognition.

Beyond DAOs: Startup Societies & Network States
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August 29, 2022 at 6p ET
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Here is an excerpt from the book explaining Network States in one sentence. (You can read the entire book for FREE online at https://thenetworkstate.com.)

The Network State in One Sentence

In one informal sentence:

A network state is a highly aligned online community with a capacity for collective action that crowdfunds territory around the world and eventually gains diplomatic recognition from pre-existing states.

When we think of a nation state, we immediately think of the lands, but when we think of a network state, we should instantly think of the minds. That is, if the nation state system starts with the map of the globe and assigns each patch of land to a single state, the network state system starts with the 7+ billion humans of the world and attracts each mind to one or more networks.

Here’s a more complex definition that extends that concept and pre-emptively covers many edge cases:

A network state is a social network with a moral innovation, a sense of national consciousness, a recognized founder, a capacity for collective action, an in-person level of civility, an integrated cryptocurrency, a consensual government limited by a social smart contract, an archipelago of crowdfunded physical territories, a virtual capital, and an on-chain census that proves a large enough population, income, and real-estate footprint to attain a measure of diplomatic recognition.

OK, that’s a mouthful! It’s lengthy because there are many internet phenomena that share some but not all of the properties of a network state. For example, neither Bitcoin nor Facebook nor a DAO is a network state, because each lacks certain qualities – like diplomatic recognition – which are core to anything we’d think of as the next version of the nation state.

I think Network States are fascinating. I would love to see Network States emerge for:

  • Regeneration
  • Collective Intelligence
  • Truth/Stopping misinformation
  • Healing the Ocean

Last Episode
This past Monday, Jordan Gray @starpause joined us in the DAOjo to talk about NEAR, DAOs, and AstroDAO. Here is the link to the replay of Jordan in the DAOjo.

I will be hosting along with @Elamental.

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