Hope they come back...
I’m not really pointedly interested in attracting self-identifying anarchists to this idea specifically over any other particular group. (apart from you @kimmo )
IMO bending over backwards for a particular tenet or philosophical framework when attempting to bring an idea through entelechy is unnecessary. Perhaps worse than poisonous in some situations.
I’d like to think that in repurposing these ideas for a specific goal that they transcend the framework from which they have been lifted.
I am, as I’ve mentioned before, interested in how (using measuring techniques that have traditionally ironic origins) the value of work, as determined by a free association of self-determining actors can be linked, through the linking of computational (cryptographic) processing ‘work’ to the events and behaviours that denote a reduction of entropy in the system of a community (designed and driven) project.
If the value of the computation done in the physical world as regards reducing entropy and completing the project was agreed on by everyone involved in the project, I think you would see a decrease in the importance of management roles, specifically middle management roles and an increase in the importance of the work being done ‘at the coal-face’.
[rest of answer may also answer @WalterPlinge, I summon you!]
I’ve worked on anarcho-collective-community projects before and to state that “the ‘organisers’ do fuck all of the work and reap all of the benefit and that the teams of workers (some of whom do organising work) do all of the work and reap little of the benefit,” is an ever-so-slight understatement.
Except you get to stand back at some point whilst it’s happening and think, “I helped make that”.
Only problem is that the often inebriated, probably missing-for-hours-with-the-cash, Senior Managementation Engineerer, also stood back and thought the same god-damned thing.
So, to recoup my thoughts, as they are;
- A project with internally defined goals sheds entropy and increases
order as it progresses.
- There is computational work being done within the framework of the
completion of the logic of the project.
- A freely associated set of self-directing actors who agree to partake
in a project and help define its goals can agree on the value of the
work required to meet those goals.
- Currency measures value.
- Computational work and proof of that work done is instrumental in the
creation of some digital currencies.
But I’m also sort of suggesting that because the work is already represented outside of the digital environment and “Information is physical”, there may be some way of directly entraining the computational work done to validate the currency with the work done in the logical completion of a project plan.
Also, I guess the preferred measuring technique is of little importance.