What if I told you that building Flancia carries a risk? Would you like to hear about it now?

One risk in Flancia is that the tools we use to reach it might turn out to also be sufficient to reach Antiflancia; by building or improving such tools we could be enabling futures that are opposed to pro-social good.

I try to think often of this risk, keep it in check. To manage it, among other things, it is that I try to keep Flancia friendly and maximally inclusive.

@flancian

Flancia must be strongly and actively strategic against capture by Antiflancians then no?

Perhaps counterantidisintermediation is of interest as an instructional parallel.

@neil I think it should be; the first line of protection is to make Flancia 1. fully optional, in the strong sense that people should be able to ignore it without ill effects -- hopefully this quality is symmetric w.r.t. Antiflancia -- and 2. made up of/supported by tools which are free and easily reproducible, so they can't be "captured", at worst only cloned/coopted.

@neil The Agora is meant to have both qualities, plus a seed of well-meaning intent (representing the community) which hopefully can't be coopted easily even if cloned by adversaries.

But I'm bad at adversarial thinking, I think both because of limited analytical skills and an optimistic bent. We need to think as a group :)

[[counter anti disintermediation]] is a new concept to me, thank you; exploring.

@agora wiki.p2pfoundation.net/Counter

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