Curt,

—Re “We have over 2,000 years of human experimentation with governance systems”

a) the history is much longer: we had cities with tens of thousands of inhabitants 5,000 years ago, and I suspect that we could even learn something from the decision-making processes of our hunter-gatherer ancestors.

b) despite this we’re not really that good at governance and collective decision-making. Have you read “Against Elections” by David Van Reybrouck ?

— Re “I do not think any blockchain architect to date has done an adequate job of informing themselves of the lessons and solutions of history”

Agree, but sadly the same applies to politicians and to most citizens