I love this piece — and, more importantly — the underlying thinking.
The thing that I worry about, the thing that feels conspicuously absent in this is the discussion, not of designed evolution, but of edge case management — dispute resolution.
At some point, most of the algorithmic systems that we use iterate and evolve independently, which raises really interesting questions for what we standardize and what we federate. There aren’t a lot of systems that do this well — and a number of technology and humanities experts write about the problem of determining what should centrally standardized, what can be federated, and how we embed equitable evolution and distribution into both structures.
Obviously no easy answers, just a really fascinating set of questions. Thanks again for the post!