As I mentioned, this system is a social innovation with no cutting-edge industrial innovation component at all, but it succeeded precisely because it utilizes not cutting-edge technologies and therefore maximizes understandability and therefore trust. So, governance based on new tech of course take time to gain trust, but governance based on tried and true, or as the old saying goes, the appropriate tech, it is appropriate because anyone can appropriate it. It is remixable. Remixable, appropriate technology with cutting-edge social innovations can actually gain trust much more quickly and also in a much more stable fashion because people can try it for themselves and if it breaks, they keep both pieces. They can innovate beyond the limitations of the original designer’s thinking.

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