A Preamble to the Mincome social-capital cryptocurrency experiment
We, the sentient People of the world, hold these truths to be self evident
For our society to grow, flourish, maintain itself, it must have a social contract.
To be an equitable contract, all of us bound by its terms must have the free
will to consent, or, at any time withdraw from the contract, and its protections.
There exists a natural boundary of what is a unique person, and in humans,
this is the extent of the human body, of which the person has ultimate
control, up to, and including the freedom choose to cease to be.
In our social contract, we hold that knowledge, and its application through
technology gives us a great power to create abundance, and to protect all of
our ability to both create an economy in which to trade freely, and exist free
from coercion, we hereby establish the necessity of a minimum income.
The Mincome distribution shall be granted to each and every sentient person, be
they human, or be they other.
Persons may enter into agreements or contracts obligating repayment of a debt,
and no debt shall ever obligate a person's Mincome distribution. An agreement
to repay a debt with a Mincome distribution is a violation of the mincome
social contract, and such contracts will be evicted from the Mincome economic
system. In other words, if you sign a contract obligating your Mincome to a
debt repayment, you are giving up your rights to receive a Mincome distribution.
The Mincome social contract gives all persons the right and priviledge to
discharge all debt (bankruptcy), and start over. This is a necessity to prevent
creeping slavery and ownership
- People/Person: a 'person', in this context, is defined
as a free being capable of making informed choices about how to allocate
resources rightfully or naturally under it's control. This implies something
which may have some natural or legislative rights to own other somethings, but
which is, in no way shape or form, owned by anything else. What constitutes a
'person' is also likely something best left up to a local government. It might
be possible and reasonable that a corporation could be considered a person, but
only if it is one that is free from slavery to owners. I have not yet observed
such a thing which is not encapsulated in a human form, although I expect to see
one in my lifetime.
- Sentient person: A key distinguishing factor of a sentient person is a being
which, with the active clear consent of at least one other sentient person, can
share and mix the genetic, program, or other codes to create a new entity, which,
after a growth, teaching, and mentoring phase, is an equal peer with it's creators.
- Child: A newly created (or born) person which is being taught, mentored, cared
for, and loved by both it's creators and participants in the Mincome social contract
- Identity: A person has a unique identity that can be distinguised from other
persons. A substantially exact copy of a person is still one person, for at least
as long as a time as it takes a child to grow to adulthood
- Adult/Adulthood: A child who has grown to be a fully functional adult capable
of consenting to a Mincome social contract
- Debt: A fully consensual contract, recorded that one person has agreed to repay
another in the future for some type of exchange of value
- World: The know space/universe in which this document and corresponding
Mincome code is usable
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