Today we would love to introduce you to Themisia, a virtual nation founded on the enightenment principles of liberal democracy.
While the project has been two years in the making, we are still very early stage and are still building the founding team and board of advisors as we progress towards being ready to begin development.
Our lives are becoming progressively more dependent on powerful technologies that expand our ability to communicate, provide economic value to the world, and gain social status. We are, however, surrendering the fundamental rights recognised by our local liberal democracies in order to adhere to the "Terms of Service" of the privately owned platforms. In a future world where the vast majority of our lives will be spent within these privately owned digital spaces, our repuations, livelihood and social belonging will be entirely subject to Terms of Service that offer no protections against arbitrary seizure and destruction of accounts and content, and no fair and impartial trial if accused of breaking rules. We are sleep walking into what is effectively an authoritarian cyber nation.
Themisia is a vision for a virtual nation founded on the principles of liberal democracy, with every citizen protected by a constitution that recognises one's fundamental rights to life (perpetual digital identity), liberty (freedom of assembly, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, the right to a fair trial, innocence before proven guilty, etc) and private property (your profile, accounts, uploaded content, record of followers, likes, etc). These rights are protected by a robust, decentralized and autonomous court system.
Entrepreneurs who build platforms and businesses within Themisia will be able to offer to their users fundamental rights that other platforms cannot, and then have all serious user arbitration delegated to the Themisian courts, removing a huge weight of the shoulders of entrepreneurs who do not want to play dictator.
Being a Themisian citizen is more than just being a user or having an account in an application. A Themisian is someone who believes in the values of the enlightenment. They value truth, justice and liberty. They understand that liberty is impossible without justice, and justice is impossible without truth. As they contribute to the Themisian court system, they bring more truth into the world, and as a consequence, more justice and liberty. To be a Themisian is to be a guardian of liberal democracy.
We Welcome Your Feedback
We spent 1.5 years working on our 60k+ word whitepaper, so the information here and on themisia.org is only a small fraction of the grand scope of the entire virtual nation. To help us finalise the whitepaper, though, we would very much appreciate your feedback with the aspects of the project that we have made public.
Go to our website to learn more about Themisia and then please leave your comment below answering all of the questions below:
What are your first impressions of Themisia?
Would you want to be a Themisian citizen?
Thank you for taking the time to review the project and we are looking forward to hearing your feedback.
The Themisia team