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“The youth of humanity all around our planet are intuitively revolting from all sovereignties and political ideologies. The youth of Earth are moving intuitively toward an utterly classless, raceless, omnicooperative, omniworld humanity.” - R. Buckminster Fuller
In the future, human beings will transcend from a one planet species to a multi-planet species. When human beings are a multi-planet species, a new form of government will rise above the old republics of democracy. This new form of government is called Panarchy.
Robert David Steele is a former CIA officer, and in his book, The Open-Source Everything Manifesto, he defines Panarchy as - “An ideal condition in which every individual would be connected to all relevant information and able to participate in every decision of interest to them, from local to global (Steele, 2012).”
Panarchy is a form of government with a foundation of citizens who have reached self-actualization. Decisions are made through direct democracy. While there is no formal leadership structure of government, natural leaders wield the power to influence the direction of society.
Hakan, Connor, "The Rise of Panarchy" (2017). Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects. 1052.
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