Totalitarian Cyber State vs Freedom Unbound: Interview with Fabricio & Susanne Part 2
Part two of our interview with Bitnation CEO Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof and Mises Hispano director Fabricio Terán:
EV: Now that you mention societal change through technological improvements, are you afraid that the establishment is using our blind support of new technologies to secretly build up a totalitarian cyber state?
Just think of how we implicitly comply with mass surveillance by using Facebook and Watsapp, or how many people enjoy watching futurist movies while companies funded by the military like Boston Dynamics use our tolerance to work on remote-controlled killer machines (drones, robot soldiers, etc.).
Fabricio: Of course, technology is being used to increase the state’s power, however, this is no proof for a conspiracy of them trying to deceive us deliberately with a masterplan that is being fulfilled step by step, even though they should have political and military strategical analysts who need to have a clear overview.
I believe that this is part of human history, the push and pull between more power and more freedom, between an establishment trying hard to expand its control and a few conscious citizens standing up against these developments, the technological shift is in a way just another stage of this everlasting plot.
Susanne: Yes, technology can always be used for good and evil of course, a well known example is nuclear technology: an amazing way to produce cost-effecient power, but can also be used for horrible things like nuclear bombs. I’m rather worried about that, in fact, when it comes to the blockchain technology.
If governments used the blockchain technology in its current shape, it would be easy for governments to generate greater, not less, control over people. That’s why I’m pushing hard for things like DASH (former DarkCoin), Dark wallet, and XCurrency.
EV: On the other hand, technology is also being used to circumvent government regulations as seen with Uber’s development of driverless cars after facing government bans on their private driver services in several developed countries. A technology centered society can reduce human hardship dramatically, while unshackling resources for new, more productive tasks, increasing the general standard of life in a voluntary way.
In what way are you using our current technological improvements to steer human history towards a freer, stateless future?
Susanne: The Bitnation Pangea platform, the world’s first cryptonation, will introduce a brand new political paradigm, making the old one obsolete.
Through leveraging the Bitcoin blockchain technology, a decentralized public ledger secured by cryptography, Bitnation is able to offer the same services as traditional governments, but cheaper, faster and more secure. Through simply downloading an app on your smartphone, you can choose your code of law, your preferred arbitration method, write a smart contract, and get married, title your land, notarize a will, incorporate a company, get health insurance, and much more, in just a few minutes for a couple of dollars. It’s backed by an ID and reputation system, dispute resolution, and an app library where people can upload and share or sell their own Do-It-Yourself governance apps. As opposed to when dealing with current governments, all messages are encrypted, and you fully own your own data, because it’s a decentralised p2p client. Hence, basically what we’re doing is making nation state governments entirely irrelevant. And no government, whether democratic or autocratic, can survive without the consent of its subjects.
In the same way Bitcoin has transformed the financial systems, Bitnation will irreversibly change the political system – and the course of history.
Fabricio: I’m innovating in the field of intellectual entrepreneurship and promoting an organizational experiment called “Think Fractal”, which will improve the usage of resources for education in our ideological movement significantly.
EV: Thanks alot for your time and thoughts. Looking forward to hear more from you!
Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof, BitNation Founder and CEO, is an international entrepreneur, tech investor, and writer. She has worked in Sweden, France, Brazil, China, Afghanistan, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, United States, Libya, Egypt and Indonesia in the past. In 2008 she started Wise Strategic Communication, the first Afghan strategic communication company, which she sold in February 2011 to a US contracting firm. In the wake of the Arab Spring, in 2011 she started Shabakat Corporation in Egypt and Libya to support local grassroots movements. After the end of the civil war in Libya she turned Shabakat into a technology company, to provide crypto investment consultancy, currency mining in Indonesia, and other frontier applications. She’s the author of the forthcoming book “The Googlement – The DIY Guide To Starting Your Own Nation (And Changing The World)” – Nortia Press, and a regular writer and speaker at conferences, having appeared in New York Times, Huffington Post, The PanamPost, CoinTelegraph, Swedish and French Television, TEDx, and many other venues. Even though she used to work as a military contractor in the past, she has discovered the philosophy of voluntaryism several years ago and is a strong supporter of anarchist movements ever since.
Bitnation is a collaborative platform for DIY Governance, from dispute resolution and insurance to security and much more – but in a geographically unbound, decentralized, and voluntary way. Bitnation is powered by Bitcoin 2.0 blockchain technology – a cryptograhically secured public ledger distributed amongst all of its users. They are dedicated to the open source philosophy, and provide a platform for users to develop their own governance functions, or fork the code and create a brand new voluntary governance system.
They are a Distributed Organization incorporated on the Blockchain and selling XBNX, a cryptoequity exchanged for Bitcoin, on their own crowdsale. Their essential service is to provide DApps (Decentralized Applications) that can be used on a global level to register information or content on the blockchain, a voluntary way to universally certificate information, in order to render government authorization and licensing obsolete and to offer more efficient, cheaper and faster solutions than governments ever can.
Fabricio Terán, Director of the the Austrolibertarian Think Tank Mises Hispano, which is part of the Mises Global movement. Lawyer specialized in public law and conflict mediation for the Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil, Degree in Governability and Political Leadership at George Washington University, Master’s degree in Political Economics at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos under the direction of Jesús Huerta de Soto, receiving a doctorate in Social Sciences at the same university.
He used to be a supporter of anarcho-syndicalism, anti-capitalism and anti-globalization movements, but reading Bastiat, and most of all Rothbard, showed him the misery caused by central authorities, of which academics and state apologists have usually blamed private enterprise and a lack of regulation and centralization.
He wrote a variety of articles worth reading for Mises Ecuador before becoming Head of Mises Hispano, covering topics from Keynesianism and public spending, Ecuadorian policies, Secessionism, Geopolitics, Gay marriage, Anorexia, International Concerts up to historic events such as Columbus’ invasion of Latin American and Ecuador’s political chaos of 30-S. He openly questions government authority and the public opinion, holding contrarian stances for intellectual property, social security, organized religion and the role of government in preserving morality and nature.
Mises Hispano is a center for studies and promotion of Austrolibertarianism – the union of the Austrian School of Economics and the Libertarian philosophy – in Spanish language. They have a focus on social, economical, legal and political issues, aiming for peace, development of local communities and most of all, emphasizing the role of the individual by promoting personal liberty and voluntary cooperation.
It’s their mission to educate the public about the importance of human choice as crucial point of all social studies, critical investigation of established institutions and history, and to advance Ludwig von Mises’ and Murray Rothbard’s tradition of defending private property ethics, free markets, political self-determination of nations and secession, and peaceful international relations.
They wish to create changes in academic opinion through two basic activities: creating and publishing content. They intend to publicize documents and material that has remained widely unknown in Spanish language and to serve as a communication platform for like-minded individuals, increasingly penetrating the Spanish speaking world’s public opinion every time they publish something.
Their organization consists of a board, which holds the Austrolibertarian ideology, and a staff that makes the production of content possible. The director is the main communicator between the two groups. All of their operations are online.
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