“Aiki Wiki” is the designated name for a whole system of non-dual consensus building and methodology: a combination of a unique algorithm along with a methodology and digital platform for mutually resolving consensus building at scale on the world wide web.
The community behind Aiki Wiki is a forming partner in the DAO of Big Mother, and provides the community of the DAO with a powerful new type of algorithm that can manage online discussion into mutual resolution.
The algorithm guides an online discussion into a very subtle form of gamification in such a way that will only allow for one programmatic and psychological outcome: a “win-win” publishable resolution.
The whole system brings Psychology and Game Theory programmatically into online discussion on the web, in demonstration and in theory, through this very practical and demonstrable “non-dual” approach. The whole system transmutes arguments, disagreements, conflicts, any type of negotiation into a “win-win” collaborative discussion that publishes an article to the web that can be verifiably trusted.
Simply put, the algorithm can allow anyone to rationally negotiate a “contract” to mutual satisfaction without an attorney, mediator, or any third party and at scale, without voting. With the next phase of research we can look to scale this process to accommodate hundreds of thousands to millions engaged in a single consensus building exercise resolved to mutual satisfaction.
We have successfully demonstrated that a pair of users deliberating a disagreement appear to show either convergence or abandonment, and this is verifiable through an online demonstration.
The project has been accepted into the National Science Foundation as well as having Georgetown University as a research partner. We plan to submit the Phase 1 proposal in May, 2022.
In theory, Aiki Wiki is designed on a simple set of assumptions about underlying causes of conflict and disagreement, especially psychological forces, and identifies a naturally occurring psychological process that is continually resolving, expressed in behaviors that can be measured and mapped mathematically, theoretically allowing for a surprising programmatic ability to compliment and capture what are historically considered elusive human properties as data points.
In theory, this can provide profound resolution across many sectors, from interpersonal to institutional, including both legal dispute resolution as well as conflict resolution as a social psychology, to educational and academic applications.
Additionally, this is applicable to the blockchain.
For the DAO of Big Mother, the Aiki Wiki team will customize a usage of non-dual consensus methodology into a specialized user platform that can govern a DAO as a system of governance that allows “adhocracy” to flourish while also interacting with a smart contract.
This will allow consensus building that is thorough and complete, resolving to form without a “vote” mechanism and in a manner that can inform or be informed by a smart contract.
More immediately, as a digital platform and library, Aiki Wiki can offer profound digital solutions and software to eradicate misinformation from internet publishing, and even solutions for things like online harassment or toxic web activity.
The whole system will be able to offer new and unique methods to measure things like honesty, rationality, and collaboration on the world wide web.
It is a trusted, verifiable, transparent and open methodology that arrives at a rational consensus through non-dualistic approaches that do not require any third party mediation, nor voting.
This can be accomplished at scale by decentralizing a whole system of consensus into one-on-one conversations, specifically pairs of participants who disagree with each other, and assigning permissions to the most rational and collaborative pairs as the only entry point into the consensus.
This next phase of development will entail completing a user interface that can be informed from non-dual consensus methodology so as to perfectly align with two distinct types of user psychology that will naturally encounter each other via the computer interface.
Specifically, in a consensus process, user psychology can be elegantly mapped between users who are approaching the process competitively as opposed to users who are approaching the process collaboratively.
The computer interface then allows for these two psychological types to interact, but with completely predictable outcomes;
- Users who disagree but have collaborative psychological states will both be a part of every single consensus on the platform.
- Users who disagree but are competitive in their psychology will keep each other out of every rational consensus.
- Users who are in pairs, with one user being competitive, and another user collaborative, will quickly find that the collaborative consensus strategy to work through disagreement is the single dominant strategy of the entire platform, whereas the competitive psychology finds no payoff and no expression within the computer interface design.
The implications of a global win-win superhighway on the world wide web:
Imagine the impact of tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, or even millions of individuals comprised of ideological divides spread across the cultural, political and social spectrum arriving at critical resolutions to crucial issues such as Covid19 or climate change, in an accelerated amount of time; even weeks or days?
Imagine law and court systems processing dispute resolution at scale through such an algorithm?
Next, imagine the implications of the global scale of such a process?
At first, such a thing does not even seem possible, yet it is indeed what this project predicts within its scope, laying out a practical pathway in which these improbable outcomes become the only possible outcomes.
From the algorithm, an AI can be derived that guides all conversation in the system towards a fully rational and mutually resolving consensus which can be built between ideological divides of any kind, at scale and most impressively without the requirement of a third party.
The only possible outcome, both programmatically and psychologically, is mutual resolution in the process of non-dual consensus building.
A demonstration is available upon request to all DAO members.