“If you work in software or design in 2016, you also work in politics. The inability of Facebook’s user interface, until recently, to distinguish between real and fake news is the most blatant example. But there are subtler examples all around us, from connected devices that threaten our privacy to ads targeting men for high-paying jobs.
Digital services wield power. They can’t be designed simply for ease of use–the goal at most companies and organizations. Digital services must be understandable, accountable, and trusted. It is now a commercial as well as a moral imperative.
With this kind of thinking, you rapidly get into questions of power: What should the structure of government be? Should there be a minister responsible for online payment? Secretary of state for open standards? What does it do to people’s understanding of their government?”
Some of the Pacio people are real armchair philosophers. We think about how economy should be, what technology does to us and where we all should fit in. This article is thence rich food for thought. Tender will create an economic platform that has striking similarities with governments and nations. There’ll be currencies, money emission, loans and governance. The platform and the state, they are one.