In 2014 I first conceived of the concept of a “Virtual Nation” in episode 1428 and it was huge learning experience. The most surprising thing was when I asked people what would they put in the constitution of a virtual nation, some of the first ideas were things like term limits and restrictions on elected officials.
What? Why would you have elected officials in a voluntary society? That was my reaction and what I learned is even in the liberty community how entrenched the concepts of statism are.
Not long after this, the first proclaimed virtual nation (BitNation) was launched. Along with that I took another look at the concept in episode 1561. Since then BitNation has yet to do much that I can see anyway, though I am officially a citizen, there isn’t much you can really do yet inside it.
Then this week I was listening to podcasts on the Let’s Talk Bitcoin Network and came across this episode, State Change #41 Unpacking Digital Identity – Christian Lundkvist, Stephen Wilson. The guest brought up a lot of challenges with digital identity including layers of identity, such as how much identity does a given action require. Such as to play an online game you don’t need to reveal as much information as you do to say request a loan.
They seemed pretty resigned to still needing the state to acomplish much of this, however, it led me to what virtual nations should really be doing to create a “first product”. A true and validated identity that anyone would accept. While it sounds complicated, it really would not be. It would also be a source of initial funding for a virtual nation and provide a creditable base for everything beyond that. Make sense? If not tune in for a revolutionary idea that I have been working on in my head for over three years now.
Join Me Today to Discuss…
- My original idea for a virtual nation in a nut shell
- How the currency model is now far easier to acomplish
- The concept of a virtual nation identification
- Create a secure vetted environment
- Use the states tools to verify identity in every meaningful way
- Put the individual in full control of their identity
- Allow “natives” to build ID 100% internally
- Where a VN goes from here
- Market force (group buys)
- Educational certifications
- Conflict resolution
- Corporate Structures
- General Marketplace
- Insurance (yes really)
- Why this is our only real play at this time
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