A lot of what we rely on existing government and banking infrastructure to do for us is to act as a registry of information. The costs of relying on large, centralized structures for this relatively simple task is becoming more apparent each day. In order to allow for the emergence of something new that does not revert back into the dysfunctional standards, CoGov proposes a protocol for the transparent sharing of operations.
Protocol.Love is a proposal to imbue Loving Kindness into socioeconomic systems. It does so by providing standards through which organizations can embody their commitment to Vulnerable Transparency. Ultimately, by having large amounts of data shared on distributed ledgers with a standard protocol for Vulnerable Transparency, we will be able to algorithmically identify Loving and Kind behavior – which is inherently anti-rivalrous, and omni-win.
The Reality of Transparency
We should understand that Vulnerable Transparency is always a choice – a choice that takes extra effort. CoGov does not suggest that there should be any punitive approach or attempt to enforce Vulnerable Transparency. The fact is, as more and more data flows into ledgers, we will have the opportunity to test the hypothesis that resistance to transparency is inherently rivalrous behavior. But this is certainly not a given. There are plenty of reasons that a person or group might not make the extra effort to adhere to Vulnerable Transparency.