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Never before in all history have the inequities and the momentums of unthinking money-power been more glaringly evident to so vastly large a number of now literate, competent, and constructively thinking all-around-the-world humans.

There's a soon-to-occur critical-mass moment when the intuition of the responsibly inspired majority of humanity, in contradistinction to the angered Luddites and avenging Robin Hoods, faced with comprehensive functional discontinuity of nationally contained techno-economic systems, will call for and accomplish a world-around reorientation  of our planetary affairs.

R. Buchminster Fuller, Crunch of Giants, p. 89

A term from the techno-sociological theories of R. Buckminster Fuller, desovereignization signifies the gradual decentralization of power that Fuller believed would inevitably follow the Internet revolution. In this model, the Great Pirates who seized control of Terra around the dawn of the Bronze Age are now finally losing control to the Internet itself and to the people who use the Internet. This "desovereignization," Fuller believed, would lead to more feedback (system self-correction) in the world's political economy and thus more satisfaction for all and more rationality in decision making.

In other words, representative democracy having failed (in Fuller's view), direct electronic democracy must replace it, now that we have the technology to "advantage all without disadvan-taging any." So, the Great Pirates, the Illuminati, the Insiders, or whoever the various conspiriologists think rule the world, don't really rule it anymore. Power is migrating faster and faster into the decentralized human/electronic "brain" called the Internet.


Crunch of Giants, by R. Buckminster Fuller, St. Martin's, 1983