I am interested in new ways of human organisation, based on networks rather than hierarchies. I’ve spent half an hour debating why if George Osbourne insists that he intends to devolve power, it is conditional on the regions being structured the hierarchical way he knows how to control.
Then I just found this in the Silicon Canal:
Brum has a history of being non-conformist and politically radical but as a loose collective of individuals rather than by unionisation and organised mass labour. I tend towards a belief in self-organisation and think the Internet enables this on a much larger scale.
Do we need or want designated leaders? I’d rather follow ideas, irrespective of where they come from. Am I just an anarchistic idealist or could this work, right up to governmental level, with the right technical infrastructure?