Worth bringing to your attention, and in the Bay Area no less. URban-planning and policy consulting from Moldbug is only 25 miles North.
You may ask, “But how will they govern?” My guess – basically like a college campus, and bearing some resemblance to military bases with quarters:
- Mostly, with their selectionist membership, and a fence and a guard, they won’t have to govern much. Facebook employees living in a community will tend to spontaneous order and harmony compatible with neighbor-neutral liberty.
- There will be some homeowners / community-association like mechanism for deciding on fees and amenities. They may have some conflict resolution / moderation ‘court’. There will be some rules about bringing in guests from ‘the outside’ and about parties and common spaces.
- On the off chance that actual classic criminal activity occurs – violence, theft, rape, stalking and whatnot – then they’ll outsource to the actual police. But this will be rare. The fence will help a lot.
- Otherwise there will be a lot of PC rules about equal opportunity inclusiveness for organizations, maintaining a welcoming environment, a safe space full of sensitivity and non-offensiveness, etc. But remember, this is inclusion and sensitivity to other Facebook colleagues who are also your neighbors, not anyone outside the gates. Insisting upon the essentials of group cohesion and camaraderie in such a closed social environment is fairly reasonable.
Neocameralism is Progressive Paradise.