Have you ever played Civilization?
In the game, you’re discovering technologies that unlock new levels, one capability at a time. But not all innovations are equal. Better technologies of cooperation could unlock new levels of progress across the board. Opportunities for bright futures enabled by bio, nano, and computing technologies are now within our reach. Their proliferation also comes with risks and authoritarian attempts at control. This book explores how technologies of intelligent voluntary cooperation can help us navigate the traps. Cryptocommerce enables decentralized, secure cooperation across human and computing entities. This unlocks a Paretotropian future of high technology and high freedom.
This is a recording from this living book and book club about technologies for intelligent voluntary cooperation by Allison Duettmann, Mark S. Miller, and Christine Peterson, Foresight Institute. This episode goes through chapter 4 of the book: SKIM THE MANUAL | Intelligent Voluntary Cooperation.
Now that we’ve set up the game and met the players, let’s skim the rules. We’ll explain the strategy of intelligent voluntary cooperation by breaking it down into its three components. For each, we show how the mechanism evolved, how it works, and which lessons we can apply in the game ahead.
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