Harry Stottle

Philosopher, Inventor, Programmer, Consultant
Bristol, United Kingdom

About Harry

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An idea worth spreading

Imagine if everyone who was not involved in a crime could prove it - without revealing anything at all about who they are or where they were. Imagine if authority could no longer lie. Imagine a world where your guaranteed privacy is the basis of our security and liberty. Imagine how much easier it would be, in such a world, to talk to each other instead of at each other. These are the preconditions for Consensual Democracy, the approach we desperately need if we are to harness the goodwill and resilience of the human species and use our intelligence to undo the damage we have done to our home planet.

All this is achievable. If we will it.

Comments & conversations

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Harry Stottle
Posted over 4 years ago
Reinventing government - what would it look like?
Thanks Lindsay It is easy to be overwhelmed by the scale of the problem. Getting people even to understand what Democracy really is, is proving to be almost impossible, so it's not encouraging to even contemplate the task which would then follow (getting the required consensus to implement it) let alone the even more remote obstacles we'll face when we actually do. But I'm an optimist and decades of hill walking has taught me that the mountain always looks bigger and tougher from the bottom than the top!
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Harry Stottle
Posted over 4 years ago
Reinventing government - what would it look like?
may I simply submit my own modest proposal: I make no apologies for nudging you in the direction of a piece I wrote a couple of years back. In short, the best, and in my view, the only way to re-invent government is to abolish it. http://stottle.blogspot.com/2009/01/authoritarians.html