Governing human needs, what do we want to govern in a distributed way?

Part of DGov Council 2020
Host: Stefan Bergheim

Topic, Main Questions

  • Nurturing human needs
    • Human needs?
    • Societal goals? We want to see

Agreements and convergence

  • Agreement on human needs
  • Strong feelings against societal goals = industry goals
  • Who is part of the governance process?

Disagreements and challenges

  • Who governs?
  • Education - governance? Non - governance?

Key learnings and conclusion

  • We have to start with human needs
  • Human needs - Social goals
    • Community, relatedness, belonging
    • Recognition+acceptance (blind spot?)
    • Purpose, participation, self-actualization
    • Understanding, certainty, orientation, clarity, structure
    • Food, water, safety, shelter, internet, rest
    • Body contact, intimacy
    • Fun, play
    • Art, creativity, rituals
    • happiness
  • What do we want to govern?
    • Communal needs - what do we want to govern? distributively
      • Food
      • Water
      • Waste
      • Data - information - knowledge, wisdom
      • Learning, education?
      • Infrastructure, web, electricity, mobility
      • Communication channels
      • Land, real estate, housing, public space, commons
      • Health care
      • Neighborhood
      • Who governs?
    • Societal Goals
      • Sustainability - not at expense of others+planet
      • Growth+prosperity - decent life
      • Fairness, justice
      • Equality - inclusion - diversity
      • Access
      • No concentration of power
      • Industry goals