California is arguably one of the best places in the world. The state is full of great weather, great geography, needless to mention here we have some smart residents living here. We are at the forefront of global technology and through it we are changing the way people live every day. But are we currently on the right track, or have we lost our way?
I would argue that we have lost our way.
For the past decade, California has been on the wrong path – a path that leads to more social control of the general population. Companies living here are becoming “thought cops”, telling people that we love that their own opinions are wrong. Although most developers see themselves as good works, collectively they are destroying California.
On top of that, the California government seems to have a tendency to abuse their tax and financial systems as a whole. California’s gross domestic product is the highest in the nation, yet our taxes continue to rise and debt continues to rise. **
One thing I’ve learned throughout my three-year bitcoin journey is that bitcoins and bitcoiners like transparency. Anyone in the world can verify open-source code, and anyone can set up private nodes and verify all aspects of the network if they also choose all parts of the Bitcoin policy.
Where should California go?
California should work towards creating an open source world, where people can check the code for bugs and exploits, ensuring that the infrastructure is secure and nothing is done without a review process. It should apply to all areas of our local, state and one day national government. Only through transparency can you restore people’s trust and confidence.
For the technology companies that live here – they should work to increase the personal freedom and rights of their peers. Once you restrict personal freedom, people will always fight, or leave the state peacefully altogether.
California may be on the verge of destruction right now, but it won’t need luck for the Golden State. The average person living here wants to live in a developed world rather than grow up. We all have different opinions on how to make this change happen. One thing is for sure, the current trajectory will only lead to more social control and financial frustration.
Copying Bitcoin’s open-source transparency is for California and wishes prosperity in any state.
This is a guest post from California Hoodle. The opinions expressed are entirely their own and BTC, Inc. Bitcoin Magazine.