@balajis what happens to a so called network "state" when guys with guns show up? violence is what defines the line between a country and a country club, no? ofc one can point to places like singapore but these are the historical exception, not the rule
Some answers: 1) Decentralized networks are hard to invade. You can get physically attacked in N places but take refuge in the other K. 2) Crypto networks are also hard to rob 3) You can contract with local states for protection 4) Many netizens will retain dual citizenship for a while, just as people hold BTC & USD
I'll write more about this in book v2, but see the image here. Just like a decentralized currency, a decentralized country is hard to invade. Individual nodes of a network state can also choose to not be globally visible. https://thenetworkstate.com/the-network-state-in-one-image https://i.imgur.com/9hVym60.png
1) agreed but what about those people in N places? what do you propose they do? 2) what if annihilation is the goal (as it has often been throughout history), not theft? 3) outsourced market solutions (a la rothbard) makes sense but is also kind of dystopian? 4) dual citizenship in order to inherit physical protection?
The network itself is, but if the network provides no physical safety then it is reliant upon the existence of nation states to keep each node safe then? Imagine that there is only 1 state in which “hosting” a node is safe, it would then no longer be a network state, it would rely on this one states physical protec
Further to this: 1) Its not about the land. States need resources, and network states have digital resources, not physical. 2) Its not about circumventing rules or making enemies. Why would they attack? They'll want to enter in trade, because of the Network economy.