Commentary by Roger Erickson
"Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business and eventually degenerates into a racket."
Why Do You Suppose That Is?
Is it because our existing group-intelligence methods don't scale as fast as population growth?
We had democratic methods that worked ... until they didn't. The inane details simply don't matter. Now we need new methods, capable of co-harvesting the talents of 315 million people with adequate agility.
How do you simultaneously focus the attention of more people than you could simultaneously organize before?
We need methods that scale beyond our current limits.
Yet we see few or no people focusing on this, the right question. If we don't get people asking the right questions, what difference does it make what answers our electorate produces? Without increasing social agility, where's our cultural Adaptive Rate?
(hat tip Dan Flemming)