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GETTING INVOLVED: Feel free to let me know if you are interested in Public Policy, vRights, Ethics & Design, or Education.  If there is sufficient interest, I would be happy to create additional resources, sponsor a group forum, etc.  I believe that it is necessary for us to extend liberal-democratic institutions and values into virtual space, through  design, and would love to know if other people feel the same way.

TEACHERS: If you teach the Ethics of Technology, ITGS, or related course, let me know if you would like to receive a free copy of The Virtual State and the Fall of Empires or Power, or Madness, & Immortality: the future of virtual reality. 

BUSINESSMEN: Feel free to contact me about concrete business opportunities. Please do not contact me to request contacts, resources, or free advice.  If I had sufficient resources, I would be working on my own projects.  

Putting aside questions of how new technologies “should be” used, designed, and understood, I hope to put together funding for a virtual office product - extending real-world interaction patterns into virtual space, automating business processes, and building a foundation for social and economic interaction in virtual space (or at least taking first steps in that direction).

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The Virtual State & the Fall of Empires - We may use public policy and software design to address contemporary issues online today, extend constitutional rights into virtual space, and build a foundation for a digital society. Digital life, liberty, and happiness . . . 

The Virtual State & the Fall of Empires

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We may use public policy and software design to address contemporary issues online today, extend constitutional rights into virtual space, and build a foundation for a digital society. Digital life, liberty, and happiness . . . .

The Virtual State and the Fall of Empires proposes a 28th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America, extending our basic rights into virtual space. And these basic rights may be embedded within the software that we use. 

"No person shall be denied digital life, liberty, property, or identity, or be required to give access to personal digital-data and correspondence, without due process, as deemed necessary for the free exercise of speech, religion, assembly, and commerce."

In the design of new technologies, we are not only addressing contemporary issues online today, we are negotiating over the design of a virtual society. It is necessary for us to extend human rights (and liberal-democratic, Enlightenment values) into virtual space, helping to address contemporary issues online and creating a foundation for social and economic interaction in an increasingly digital world.

In a democratic society, it is necessary for us to take responsibility for policy and design decisions we make, and to participate in the process of social negotiation, as we negotiate over how new technologies are used, designed, and understood.