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Your assumption seems to be that the nodes in a network will be of somehow comparable size and power.

Where do you get that idea from?

Colman:

When it comes down to it, everything in human society is a peer-to-peer network with some structure on top.

Correct.

Our current conflicted and obscure legal and financial overlay or "structure" is the problem, and it is here that changes are not just necessary, but already taking place.

I see a decentralised and non-hierarchical network of networked partnership protocols coming about bottom up to gradually make the existing system redundant.  But it's not a case of "either/or", rather of organic evolution.

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Sun Feb 22nd, 2009 at 04:26:22 PM EST
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And I see a reasonably chance that your new network turning into something like the old one very quickly.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Sun Feb 22nd, 2009 at 04:30:51 PM EST
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...and your suggested solution is?

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson
by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Sun Feb 22nd, 2009 at 04:32:29 PM EST
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Probably putting in place a collection of laws and such things to try and equalise the power disparities.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Sun Feb 22nd, 2009 at 04:35:31 PM EST
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....and what is the difference between "a collection of laws and such things" and networked partnership protocols other than that the former is imposed willy nilly by gubmint and the latter are agreed between consenting adults?

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson
by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Sun Feb 22nd, 2009 at 04:41:07 PM EST
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Ah now. That's an interesting way of putting it.

Is this just a reformulation of libertarianism then?

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Sun Feb 22nd, 2009 at 04:42:54 PM EST
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