Blockchain Government: Much recently, i attended a blockchain event at Sheraton Abuja Nigeria. As delegates, we discused the future of Nigeria and africa at large on how we can position the contitnent for the next major disruptive technology and worldwide computing paradigm called the BLOCKCHAIN .
We should think about the blockchain as another class of thing like the Internet—a comprehensive information technology with tiered technical levels and multiple classes of applications for any form of asset registry, inventory, and exchange, including every area of finance, economics, hard assets; physical property, homes, cars and intangible assets votes, ideas, reputation, intention, health data, information, etc.
We may be at the dawn of a new revolution. This revolution started with a new economy on the Internet, an alternative currency called Bitcoin that was issued and backed not by a central authority, but by automated consensus among networked users.
Bitcoin is digital cash that is transacted via the Internet in a decentralized trustless system using a public ledger called the blockchain.
THE BLOCKCHAIN GOVERMENT
The blockchain-as-an-information-technology idea is further underscored in blockchain governance as a new, more efficient system for organizing, administering, coordinating, and recording all human interactions, whether business, government, or personal. The advent of blockchain technology calls into question the more effective execution of government services
Governments have been a monopoly, but with blockchain government services in the global Internet-connected world. The idea that governments need to become more like businesses and less of a default monopoly provider of government services; they should have a more proactive relationship with consumer-citizens, blockchain governance is that government could shift from being the forced one-size-fits-all “greater good” model at present to one that can be tailored to the needs of individuals.
Imagine a governance service that envisions “government on the blockchain” or “putting a nation on the blockchain” is that a more truly representative democracy might be obtained. One way of the effecting this is, rather than having to rely on human agents as representatives, using blockchain means having fewer people involved in the governance apparatus which means, less costly government, less partisanship, and less specialinterest lobbyist-directed government. As blockchain technology makes financial systems more efficient, squeezing the marginal cost down to zero, so too could blockchain technology reconfigure the tasks of governance and public administration.
In addition to delegative democracy, another idea that could be implemented with blockchain governance is random-sample elections. In random-sample elections, randomly selected voters receive a ballot in the mail and are directed to an election website that features candidate debates and activist statements. The idea is that, randomly sampled voters would be more representative and give voters more time to deliberate on issues privately at home, seeking their own decision-making resources rather than being swayed by advertising.
A side benefit of blockchain governance is that it might force individuals and societies to grow into a new level of maturity in how topics like governance, authority, independence, and participation are conceptualized and executed. We are not used to governance being a personal responsibility and a peer-to-peer system as opposed to something externally imposed by a distant centralized institution. We are not used to many aspects like having to back up our money, but we learn appropriate savviness and new behaviors and conceptualizations when adopting new technologies. We are not used to decentralized political authority and autonomy. However, we have matured into the reception of decentralized authority in other contexts. Authority floating freely has already happened in other industries such as information, wherein the news and publishing industry became decentralized with blogging and the restructuring of the media industry. Entertainment is similar, with corporate media properties existing alongside YouTube channels, and individuals uploading their own content to the Web. A crucial twenty-first-century skill is that individuals must examine content and think for themselves about its quality and validity. Better Nigeria: When We Think A Better Nigeria, Let’s Think Atiku Abubakar
THE IMPLICATIONS OF VOTING BUHARI AS A NON-TECHNOLOGICAL INCLINED PRESDIENT
Buhari is still used to the old way of carrying out government activities. That is, working with a lot of papers, carrying of files from one desk to the other or from one office to the other. So how can Nigeria start talking about blockchain when our president is not computer literate, not qualified, have little or no training in the installation, maintenance, designing and implementation of ICT infrastructure.
Buhari does not belong to this generation. Someone who is not computer literate wants be president in Nigeria in 21st century. We say no. we say no. We want a 21st century compliant president.
Earlier this year President Buhari is implying to world leaders that Nigerian youth are entitled illiterates at Commonwealth Business Forum at Westminster.
He said “About the economy, we have a very young population, our population is estimated conservatively to be 180 million. This is a very conservative one. More than 60 percent of the population is below 30, a lot of them haven’t been to school and they are claiming that Nigeria is an oil producing country, therefore, they should sit and do nothing, and get housing, healthcare, education free.”
This is the same President Buhari, whose education status was the cause of an investigation before the 2015 elections, is calling Nigerians illiterate. Ironically, there’s no definitive proof that he actually graduated from any secondary school. And you know, he didn’t go to university, but we’re the illiterates.