Posted: Mon, April 01, 2013
- ...Chris Monteiro
Want to get involved in future politics?
I like to think while PPUK may be the ‘digital rights’ party of today, the mainstream politics of tomorrow is still very much up for grabs
We’re not the only group thinking this way. Zero State is a futurist organization running a number of projects from a Bitcoin economy, the emergent area of biohacking through to supporting full blown life extension projects. There’s even an emergent philosophy/ideology in development called ‘Doctrine Zero’ featuring sensible tenets of ranging from rationality to compassion.
With politicians increasingly fighting over the center ground, technical and scientific truths too often fall by the wayside when inconvenient, in favour for short term corporate or populist objectives. As such the founders of Zero State have spun off a project to define what could be the political party of tomorrow, called The Consensus.
Monthly meetings are planned in London for anyone open to TechnoProgressive politics , regardless of existing party affiliations or activities, with the aim of discovering common ideals, drawing attention to overlooked policies, being exposed to new points of view and having a few drinks. Whether a new political movement is born, or simply a strong set of ideas emerges – the process should be enlightening and engaging for everyone involved.
Zero State have already indicated their support for Pirate Party policies and ideals, this process should be considered entirely complementary to PPUK policy development, so don’t worry about conflicts of interest.
Why not come down to the next meeting in London, even if you’ve never come to a PPUK meeting before? You can meet myself and ask me questions about PPUK, the founders of Zero State as well as varied people looking ahead to make a difference in the politics of the future.
The next meeting will be at 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the upstairs of The Queen’s Larder pub near Russell Square in London. Feel free to discuss this project on the PPUK forums or drop me an email: (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Information on Zero State can be obtained from: email@example.com