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Crypto‐​anarchism is a philosophy whose advocates think technology can assist them in creating communities based on consent rather than coercion. Crypto‐​anarchists wish to be free from state interference but prefer technical means over political means in pursuing their aims. In this way, crypto‐​anarchism is both a way of seeing and a way of being.

The crypto‐​anarchist way of seeing is a general skepticism of all claims to political authority. Indeed, anarchists in the liberal tradition are not only skeptical of political authority, but they think any right conception of justice ought to originate in consent. In other words, one should be able to choose…

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The following essay was originally published at Cato Unbound.

Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed. You have neither solicited nor received ours. We did not invite you. - John Perry Barlow, “A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace

When it comes to politics, the left-right…

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Behold the entire cosmos turning within my body, and the other things you desire to see. — The Bhagavad Gita

A human brain is delicate. It’s about three pounds and gray on the outside, with a consistency of firm pudding or Jell-O. That jelly holds a mesh of billions of…

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Futurist, author, and speaker living in Austin, TX.

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