David Wood’s new book is full of insight about the implications of fast-changing technology for the future of humanity. It was a real joy to read.
There is a lot of information being presented here. The author does a wonderful job of bringing it all together; I enjoy his style of writing, the pace is smooth and I'm convinced of a good and very different future, a get a sense of a radical optimism and it feels nice. I think David’s tone brings a gentle balance to the conversation with a restrained pragmatism and a sort of stoic old-school voice.
Early on David writes about top-level goals and with his ten core principles [https://hpluspedia.org/wiki/Ten_core_...] he outlines the set of values underlining a Transpolitica vision. Here then begins a bit of controversy into what exactly is the author talking about when he references the term “Superdemocracy.” Still, the book is super! informative, and it doesn't bother me at all that there are many unanswered questions.
It is important to note that this is the short version of an earlier work: Transcending Politics. In order to offer an easier read, Mr. Wood took the 423 pages (sourced using 499 references) and reworked all that into a brilliant 237-page invitation we can fit in our back pocket. This is a valuable accomplishment indeed.
Thank you, David.