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How to Govern a Digitally Networked World
April 3, 2019

How to Govern a Digitally Networked World

Governance is one of the key topics for every economy. The internet is currently dominated by a handful of companies. They govern their realm as either benevolent or malevolent dictators.

“Because the Internet is a network of networks, its governing structures should be, too. The world needs a digital co-governance order that engages public, civic, and private leaders on the basis of three principles of participation.

Digital governance can mean many things, including the governance of everything in the physical world by digital means. We take it to mean the governance of the technology sector itself, and the specific issues raised by the collision of the digital and physical worlds (although digital technology and its close cousin, artificial intelligence, will soon permeate every sector).

The issue is rapidly rising to the top of the global agenda. At this year’s annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the leaders of Japan, South Africa, China, and Germany called for global oversight of the technology sector, while acknowledging the difficulty of designing a workable governance system.”


Governance is one of the key topics for every economy. The internet is currently dominated by a handful of companies. They govern their realm as either benevolent or malevolent dictators. Pacio believes that this model must fail as we can already see with Facebook. We believe that Amazon will follow that path. The answer? Decentralised governance by all parties for all parties. As Pacio has envisioned for Tender Economy.
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