Loved your view of Utopia — got me really excited, because — except for the agricultural example, it’s what a startup I am involved with is planning to launch later in 2016. Wish I could say more, but for now I have to bite my tongue and simply say “watch this space!”
Incidentally, many of your flat- and self-management suggestions have been codified in Holacracy:
Organizations are the most powerful force of change on the planet - yet they're held back by outdated operating models…www.holacracy.org
Finally, I’m very interested in your views on Ethereum. I’m trying to get my head round how it can be used as an operating system for a People’s Venture, so I reached out to their CCO, Stephen Tual, who pooh-poohed my understanding of “smart contracts” and pointed me instead to their white paper, which is total gibberish to me.
If you have the patience, I’d love to start a dialog on how you see this working.