As virtually everyone knows, I am a radical pan-anarchist that favors breaking up the global corporatocracy and the nation-states that are its component parts into autonomous regions, federations, cities, communes, and local communities. As an anarchist, I don’t much care for government of any kind, but I prefer to allow different regions and communities to experiment with whatever kind of experimental society they wish, no matter how bizarre it may seem to outsiders. Here are some of the more exotic proposals out there at present. Much of this stuff reminds me of the utopian writers of the nineteenth century like Fourier and Bellamy.
Similar to Plato’s “government of the wise,” a noocracy would be, in the words of “biosphere” popularizer Vladimir Vernadsky, “a social and political system based on the priority of the human mind.” Think of it as a kind of futuristic global brain configured for governance.
Coined by the Jesuit mystic Teilhard de Chardin, it would be the evolutionary outgrowth of democracy, a flexible and adaptable system comprised of conscious, systematic, and institutionalized elements which will operate in decentralized autonomous subsystems. One manifestation could see the rise of the Noosphere and the application of the “syntellect” — a unified or hive-like civilizational mind that integrates all individual minds, both natural and artificial, likely through the cumulative effects of informational networks.