The Age of Startup Cities: How Sovereign Individuals Will Build The Future

Introduction

In 2020, the COVID-19 global pandemic initiated the future.

The Current State of Innovation

Innovation has always been geographically concentrated.

The Current State of Politics, Economics and Education

Before the world went remote, it was not all that different than it was in the year 2000. With the exception of technologies, such as cell phones, tablets, laptops, or anything else that benefitted from the advancements made in microprocessors during that time, daily life was relatively similar.

Politics

Politics have always been influenced by external parties. Wealthy donors who support a specific party can significantly impact a candidate’s campaign; politicians who say the right thing at the right time for a specific demographic can sway voter impressions; international tensions between rival countries can fuel patriotism for good and for bad; and party agendas are almost always in direct conflict with the opposition’s agenda, which can lead to an us-versus-them mentality.

  1. When a large group of ignorant conformists band together, the group can have have adverse consequences on determining what it true and what is the consensus among the general public

Economics

A centralized economy is by no means perfect, but it works (albeit, I suspect for not much longer). The many components of the economic machine work in synchronous with one another to ensure that goods and services are available for consumption to the majority of the population. The average consumer is able to borrow, invest and consume in proportion to their productivity/income as a result of a functioning economy.

Education

Traditional education is outdated.

The Rise of Sovereign Individuals and Startup Cities

Now that I’ve provided a brief overview of the existing political, economic and educational landscapes that govern western civilization, including some of their major flaws, I’d like to introduce a solution:

Political Structure of Startup Cities

Up to this point, I’ve attempted to convey how the existing political system is counter-productive to innovation. The most industrious people are at the mercy of bureaucrats who don’t understand what innovation is or how it can be furthered. That’s a problem.

Economic Structure of Startup Cities

It’s hard to have a conversation about future economics without bringing cryptocurrency into the discussion. Fortunately, I’m not trying to have that conversation — cryptocurrencies are the future of economics. And therefore, they will be the fundamental currency of startup cities.

Educational Structure of Startup Cities

As stated above, the current state of our educational institutions are outdated and becoming increasingly irrelevant.

Conclusion

2020 broke the world down, however, the future is promising.