The detail of it is certainly a barrier. As we've honed the message behind Flux we've simplified it to make it more accessible. Not many people have the mental tools available to start thinking about questions like "how would opportunity cost between issues affect the way we vote and do politics". That already occurs in a twisted sort of way in government today, but going from 2 major factions to 20 million people (with maybe 1000-10,000 major factions) isn't something that follows easily.
how they are governed
This sort of touches on one of the more important elements behind Flux:
All past systems ask the question "who should rule?", or demands an algorithm for how this is to be done. They all rely on Authority.
Flux is the first system I know of that does not rely on authority, and the market is crucial in this. One way to see this is to take both an IBDD system and an LD system and sort of freeze them and look at their 'state' (IE how they are internally arranged, including the thoughts and feelings of voters).
Now, imagine someone (previously un-involved in this issue) comes up with a fantastic way to solve emissions output by actually turning CO2 into a commodity. It looks at first glance, weird and maybe corrupt and totally unlike what pro-emission organisations (coal companies) and anti-emission organisations (greenpeace).
Under LD (or DD), the person's task is this:
- First, convince the people around them - you can't go straight to the big dogs at the top of coal companies and greenpeace et al, after all.
- Find a way to convince not just the above two sides, but also another 30-40% of the population who are as yet uninvolved.
- Also find a way to cut through the massive torrents of rhetoric so that this issue rises to the fore
- If this wonderful original thinker gets through all of the above, finally, after years, get something through.
Under IBDD the person's task is this:
- Crowd Fund a kitty of liquidity tokens - get the word out to enough people to afford creating an issue (or save up, or whatever)
- Use this to create an issue that is put forward before IBDD
- Because most people aren't interested: THEY DON"T PARTICIPATE
- The two other players (greenpeace and coal lobby) don't know how to react yet, but they know they NEED to react because someone might be able to pass a law that doesn't benefit them
- They're therefore incentivised to be the FIRST group to look at the issue
- They realise it's great, and pass it
The true innovation of IBDD is creating a system that produces better results simply by the nature of its construction.
Anyway, always more to talk about, but need to go do more morning things.
The Beginning of Infinity is the best source on the authority matter and understanding how the creation of new knowledge works. (Which is crucial to progressing as a society)
PS. as a reminder, let's keep it civil in here. Presume the best intentions of everyone you're talking with, since chances are they're here because they have good intentions. There's enough fighting in old school politics, we don't need it here.