Hello world. I’m feeling a lot like I’ve found what I’ve been looking for, and I’ll tell you why.
I want to change the world.
But so does everybody else, right?! Everyone has their opinions on every subject. Everyone has a set of values that they live by, right?
But we don’t really have a way to actually affect the policies that impact those values. Sure, we can vote for Tom to go work in some old building and collect money so he can continue to work in that old building, and every once in a while pretend like he’s doing anything about the issues we really care about. But Tom’s more interested in keeping his job for as long as possible (who wouldn’t) than he is in responding to your needs.
Who knows your values better than you? Who can represent your particular set of values better than you? Who should be out there, debating these topics not just on some random social media platform where no one is listening to what you actually have to say, but in a public forum where what you and people who care about the issues you care about can come to agreements on those issues yourselves, and implement your solutions as values that society as a whole agrees to live by?
I’m not suggesting that your unpopular opinions/values will all become enshrined in the law, but your input on any subject can and should be heard before any decision is made, and be taken into account when finding the best solution to the problem.
That’s where Youvernance comes in. Youvernance will be an app that motivates everybody to participate in self-governance at every level, utilizing reputation currency as a complete replacement of fiat currencies. Your reputation will be based on your level of civic participation and engagement with the hApp. Everyone will have an opportunity to build as much reputation as they want, and will be encouraged to do so in order to reap the benefits of doing so.
We can make every day a “town hall meeting,” where everybody not only has an opportunity to speak out about the things they care about, but will be highly motivated to do so, because that is how they earn their currency.
Imagine the world we could build if volunteering to help fix up the neighbor’s barn was something you were highly motivated to do, because you care about your neighbor and you get rewarded for doing it, as well? If nobody had to worry about how they were going to eat, because sharing resources freely was actually rewarded and all you had to do to get food was be a good neighbor, there would be significantly less “crime.”
Youvernance is an idea that could actually change the world, by helping each and every one of us become significantly happier, healthier, and friendlier people.
Come help me build this new world together. I can’t do it without you.