Yeah, there is an inherent problem with modern democracy is that if the voting age is 18 years old, then by default all the policies take care of the interest of people who are above 18 years old. It’s by design, right? And that’s why many democratic countries nevertheless pass laws that, for example pollute the environment, but not in a very quick way, in a way that will be felt only by the next generation. But the next generation is too young to vote or haven’t been born yet and so they cannot veto these bad decisions that make sense for the next ten years but makes no sense for the next 100 years. This is an inherent problem with democracy. This is true, right? So I think there are many ways to go around this issue. One way is to represent this long term interests with for example, there’s an idea called natural personhood in which a river like the Ganges River in India or the Whanganui River in New Zealand who are very long lived have a vote as a natural person. So that is one design. Another design is to make sure that people younger than 18 have significant agenda set in power when it comes to democracy.

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