Permissionless creation is where value comes from

Updated November 25, 2019

Value creation (and destruction) = the system surprising itself.

If it is in equilibrium, it must be dead. — John Holland

If a system can’t knock itself out of equilibrium, it can’t create new value.

Without ‘noise’ there can be no innovation. Total control of the decision-making process at the highest level permits no novelty. — Gregory Bateson, The Distribution of the Mind

This implies the need for a new approach to interacting with value-creating ecologies. An approach centered on planning and control will kill the capacity of the system to surprise. We need to provoke emergence through gardening, rather than architecture.

Permissionless innovation is only possible under conditions of soft security.