Part of our mission at MAGITEK is to build tools that produce freedom and make possible a richer, more diversified, dynamic and fun life for all mankind. Now it’s much more possible than before. Technology is a tool and it’s on us to use it as a benefit or for slavery. This is why it’s important that our customers know where the world is going to, its exponential tendencies and technologies that will INEVITABLY mold the future.
In 2008, a new technology that would potentially mold the future’s society was introduced , society 3.0. Society 3.0 is a social model enhanced by low-cost new technologies that will be available to the whole world from anywhere and will solve the majority of current problems in areas such as: economy, politics, law, energy and production.
Blockchain technology and Society 3.0 on decentralization
One of those main technologies that form Society 3.0 is blockchain. Blockchain, according to The Guardian is a database of blocks and transactions in which every block has encrypted transactions batches and information about the previous block1. After each block is created, it cannot be modified or deleted. Thus, the key point of this technology is the ability of a datum or block of not being altered, which is shown in 3 different ways:
Although this may sound a little confusing because of its technical terminology, it will be better understood in practical cases that will be explained in this article, but first let’s see the backgrounds of this technology and how has been the impact on our current society.
Society 2.0: Hierarchical and centralized
That’s the society that we currently live in: the power is on the hands of a few and where social structure is based on placing trust on guarantor and centralized organisms, and outside of them it’s inconceivable.
Social system in which its members are structured and pyramid-shaped organized. High ranks are above low ranks. This can be seen in areas like finances, politics, laws, energy (oil) and resources and raw material production.
Social system in which a central authority controls and orders over a determined area. Central authorities are on the peak of the hierarchy. Central banks produce and distribute currencies; the parliament, the senate and a president rule over a country; supreme courts are in charge of dispute resolution; oil refineries and mining industries like coal provide energy; multinational corporations are in charge of producing nourishment, medicines, among others. We live in a centralized society.
In order to have a better understanding a centralized society’s dynamic, let’s briefly explain what is Society 1.0. Society 1.0 is what we had before the industrial and agriculture age. Humans used to live in groups. These groups or tribes could have a leader or a council of elders, but there weren’t concepts like regionalisms, nationalisms, hierarchies or centralized control.
Society 1.0 was decentralized and autonomous, however, to take even more from agriculture, industrialization and bank system, society had to implement centralized and control measures to ensure the security and progress in exchange of FREEDOM. This gave birth to society 2.0.
Society 2.0 has very clear disadvantages and limitations. Look around you: the vast majority of people live in a controlled matrix in which everything spins around a job, debts and survival; a version of what Robert Kiyosaki calls “the rat race.” In this “matrix”, the whole system is controlled by a minority elite in its different areas.
But right now, thanks to technological advances like microchip, internet, smartphones, blockchain and bitcoin, society can go beyond survival. This immense and vast universe was not built just so the majority of human beings wake up early, brush their teeth, go to work, earn money at the end of the month, spend, pay debts, go back home, have dinner and go to sleep, and repeat the same process the next day until death without living for real: We weren’t made just to survive.
Now it’s even easier and possible to produce freedom and empower people. Now you can have a better understanding on the role that technologies like blockchain play, which is molding the bases of what is called society 3.0. Society 3.0 is like going to the past when the system was decentralized but constantly improving, keeping the benefits of the modern society and removing many of its problems: before, the government infrastructure was necessary to provide guaranties like currencies, laws, politics and electrical and energetical networks. But with the invention of blockchain, we don’t need the government anymore to provide us said “guarantees”.
Blockchain technology is built in a way that it generates much more trust than the government does: without corruption, without bureaucracy. Of course there will be some government mechanisms to a certain extent but reduced to its most minimum expression, transparent and honest. Blockchain technology represents a quantum leap in terms of trust and efficiency compared to other bureaucratic and political processes, it projects an impact on society and government similar to what internet did to communications or the airplane to the transportation: A QUANTUM LEAP.
Digital and analog technology
Until now, society, governments, politics, laws, money or currencies, production and energy have been analog. Blockchain and other disruptive technologies have become digital:
Society 2.0 = Analog
Society 3.0 = Digital
For example, dollar or peso or any other currency of a country is analog but Bitcoin is completely digital. Oil or petrol are analog but electricity, solar energy or zero point energy are digital. Politics are analog but referendums in real time developed in blockchain technology are digital.
Trust as the base of decentralization
Politics, laws, FREEDOM, communications, TRUST, INTEGRITY, HONESTY, BUSINESSES, production and distribution at the speed of electrons, on the people’s hands and not only on authorities’. Centralization is inefficient, bureaucratic and is focused on the power of a minority elite. However, an analog society was required for our evolution but it is not necessary anymore in a digital world in which smart-used technology gives the power back to people and generates more trust and cohesion in a more agile and effective way.
Decentralization is possible again!
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1Purvis, Katherine (January 17th of 2017). The Guardian. Recovered on June 2nd, 2017 from The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2017/jan/17/blockchain-digital-technology-development-money