[p2p-research] Ubiquitous information technology fields

Ryan Lanham rlanham1963 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 02:38:38 CET 2009

A lot of people might say they have no interest...complex issues are
delegated.  If you could delegate complex issues to a bot, then others would
have to accept the bot in their networks.

Couldn't we be represented in a participatory democracy by a bot of
sufficient intellect to appreciate our desires?  If that's the case, isn't
the whole idea of participatory already sort of obsolete?


On Sun, Nov 8, 2009 at 7:56 PM, Mamading Ceesay <mamading at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2009/11/9 Ryan Lanham <rlanham1963 at gmail.com>:
> > Let us then say, even speculatively, that machines or monsters (hybrids)
> > could become agents and or principals.  Do we then allow them to play?
> If
> > they can play, couldn't they govern?
> >
> > It is certainly not controversial amongst deep environmentalists of
> various
> > sorts that animals have rights.  We would probably say animals lack a
> > certain intellectual capacity to govern.  But we can imagine a machine
> > gaining such capacity.  If they do, wouldn't they in fact be peers?
> >
> Hmm, that's a different issue.  You're now talking about a need for a
> sentient rights framework which will definitely need to be sorted out
> during this century.
> Sentient rights or not, representative democracy has come to the end
> of its road.  Information revolutions drive political evolution.
> Participatory democracy is what's
> next. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Participatory_democracy
> --
> Regards,
> Mamading Ceesay
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