NAO: a Networked Autonomous Organism
Networked Autonomous Organisms combine Trust Networks, Liquid Democracy, and Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs). DAOs continue to have issues with governance that Trust Networks address well. Trust Networks are social graphs whose links represent how the source node trusts the target node. They are akin to cryptographic webs of trust. They have a unique inherent capacity for agile, efficient collective decision-making, sometimes called Liquid Democracy (see https://archive.org/details/politics_Smartocracy and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquid_democracy).
We believe that Trust Networks and DAOs are a powerful combination because of the potential for rapid, multi-scale, trusted collective decisioning, coordination, and action.
We have working code for the Trust Network component and hope to make the case for rapid iteration.