Productivity And Political Innovation
The computer as we know it has changed relentlessly over the past two decades. And not just one part. It is not like the processing power has gone up and up and up but everything else has stayed the same. And we don't struggle with it. We have expected all parts to get better.
But now, with all this talk of tremendous gains in productivity that awaits us, we only focus on the productivity gain part brought forth by innovation. But we don't expect political innovation to keep pace with it.
Humanity needs to stay on top of all this. It needs to organize itself through the one person, one vote, one voice principle taken to its logical global conclusion. I think we are looking at a future where We The People own 5-10% of every company, collectively. As in, companies don't just pay taxes. They also share some equity with the public.
If you take the masses out of the equation, very soon those productivity gains don't matter. Let's assume 90% of the products and the services of the future are not even here. Well, we will need people to be able to purchase those products and services. The per capita income will have to go up and up, not just in poor countries, but also in the rich countries.
What does the Moore's Law of political innovation say? Where are we in 20, 30, 50, 100 years?
I see species level political structures. A world government would be a good start.
Taking the masses out of massive productivity gains is not possible, not desirable. We need to tweak the political system a little.