Conclusion: New Technology, Old Practices

The 1990s marked the period when the Digital Realm was finally realized. Regardless of which form the Digital Realm took during that decade, there was going to be that expectation that the Digital Realm was just a fad that would die out like some other technologies. Either that or the Digital Realm itself would serve as the antecedent to some later Technology that has yet to reach its proper infancy. The early 21st century, meanwhile, has disproven these claims by realizing the opposite. More people and countries have access to the Digital Realm in the 21st century than in the 1990s alone. Any developments implemented in the 1990s underwent further improvements from the 2000s onward.  

The issues of National Sovereignty and Personal Privacy will continue to inform humanity’s interactions with the Digital Realm. The WWW has so far shown that it cannot adequately accommodate either or both due to the limitations of its own design. While those limitations may not be of any interest to Neoliberalism, they do matter for any nation interested in adopting the Work-Standard and is connected to the rest of the world vis-à-vis the Digital Realm. Even if the WWW changes its form into something resembling the arrangements outlined in Scenario 1999, the basic philosophical and theoretical framework on which the Digital Realm was developed remains constant. The Technology may be constantly evolving, but the ideas that anticipated it has been left more or less unchanged because of their solid foundations.

For the Work-Standard, the Digital Realm can introduce additional sources of newfound wealth in the forms of Digital Arbeit and Digital Geld. The reassertion of National Sovereignty and Personal Privacy shall lead to the development of a National Intranet. All the various topics covered in this Treatise can be traced back to the desire for National Sovereignty and Personal Privacy in the Digital Realm. If the rest of the world follows suit by adopting the Work-Standard, the International Internet will eventually be realized along with the World State Organization. The motivations are going to be both technical and economic as well as geopolitical and organizational.

Furthermore, Digital Arbeit and Digital Geld can supplement the Actual Arbeit and Actual Geld by supporting the Vocations, Professions, Enterprises, Industries and Sectors through various forms of Economic Socialization (ES). It is in the Digital Realm itself that we begin to encounter a recreation of the idea that “Arbeit begets Arbeit.” Whoever contributes Arbeit and Geld to the Life-Energy Reserve has the potential to allow others to do the same by supporting their economic activities. Vocations and Professions operating Digital Enterprises on the National Intranet could further that aim through a multitude of possibilities made possible by the Life-Energization Reciprocal Electrification (LERE) Process.   

In Production for Dasein, the State, Totality, and Self will find new roles and capabilities paralleling similar ones that they are also performing in the Real World. The key challenge presented throughout this Treatise has been demonstrating how and where the Digital Realm can be connected back to the Real World and why the Digital Realm should complement, not outright, whatever is happening in the Real World. Always remember that the Digital Realm is only an extension of the Real World.

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