1Rise of the DAOs

From the dawn of humanity, Homo sapiens have formed alliances. Starting with the first groups of nomadic hunter‐gatherers to ancient agricultural civilizations, it is evident that we need each other to survive and thrive.

From family units to communities, early humans had their individual roles to play to make a society work and the more diversified they were, the faster their society progressed. There were checks and balances in place to ensure that we did not have too many people doing the same job as resources were already scarce, not to mention it took years to be a proficient hunter with primitive tools, and probably longer for gatherers to identify all the species of edible flora that would not kill them.

As we grew larger in numbers through agriculture, leadership was needed. But instead of dividing the task of leading, in the heat of constant wars in an age where might is right, kings were crowned and dynasties ruled with the power kept solely in their bloodlines.

When citizens realized a new form of governance was needed, the idea of nation states was born. Led by leaders elected through a democratic process of voting, balance would finally be restored. This provided levels of governance under people who were chosen by us. Now, we could all decide on our own future by electing our own leader who would act in the best interest of the country and majority, or so we thought…

After two world wars and countless conflicts, genocides, and human rights atrocities, ...

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