Throughout history, individuals have consistently banded together to establish groups. Fundamentally, this was because humans were more exposed to natural elements and predators during less civilized times, and as such their odds of survival were far greater in numbers. As these small collectives of people grew, so too did the size and scale of their environments.
Hamlets became villages, villages turned into towns, and towns grew into cities as humans galvanized to form innovative societies (where the ideas of individuals and collectives are effectively built upon and improved upon by those who succeed them), pushing the boundaries of civilization ever-forward – in the pursuit of central goals such as increased power, access to resources, and improved living standards.
For example, the agricultural revolution allowed societies to evolve from small tribes of hunter-gatherers to builders of advanced infrastructure (such as roads, waterways, and cities) and also introduced governments with the purpose of establishing laws and creating stability. Then came the printing press, which helped to give rise to national consciousness and the nation-state, as news could be printed and distributed faster to encourage collective knowledge. Then followed the combustion engine and the creation of the internet, which helped to usher civilization into a new technological era. All of these watershed moments have helped shape the very fabric of how we live today, how we interact with each other, and even the very thoughts we have on a daily basis.
It is now clear however, that the next watershed moment of societal evolution is officially upon us. The mass adoption of the internet ushered in a new era of global commerce, enabling individuals and businesses across the world to interact with one-another at the touch of a button. Now, with the web3’s immutable, uncensorable, and transparent technology, societies themselves will be able to keep pace with commerce by creating a social network with an aligned mission for collective action.
A Network State is a social network with an aligned mission for collective action toward achieving a specific goal. As many projects theorize on how to create a scalable model of this very ethos, Jur is already ahead of the curve creating the infrastructure to support this movement.
A Jur society can be leveraged by existing real-world communities through its central concept; a 1-click, no-code ecosystem – bringing Web3 to communities with the touch of a button.
In addition, Jur’s infrastructure helps to power anything from societies and communities to entire countries and Network States with full transparency and fairness.
A Look Into Jur’s No-Code Solution
Jur is focused on bringing autonomy and cohesion to both online and offline communities by helping to coordinate better, grow, and evolve. The project’s aim is to return power to the people.
The Startup Society dApp allows founders to create and manage their censorship-resistance societies.
The Society dApp lets community founders define their values, rules, traditions, and more and its governance model allows the society to decide on key issues with an immutable record of votes to help shape the community’s culture. A wide range of options help define the degree of decentralization needed by each society.
NFT passports allow societies to issue memberships and gate exclusive access to virtual and physical spaces. Its badge system, which lets founders issue rewards, create roles, and coordinate working groups and guilds helps to establish an on-chain record of collaboration and recognition.
These features form the agnostic backbone of Jur’s system and are designed to be customised by founders to best suit the unique characteristics of their relevant community.
A Real-World Application Example
To fully grasp just how effective Jur’s system can be in a real-world application, it is worthwhile to create a hypothetical use-case – a good example would be Extinction Rebellion (XR). XR was established in the United Kingdom in 2018 and has since spread to many countries around the world. The activist group promotes nonviolent civil disobedience to raise awareness about – what it believes – is a climate crisis, to compel government action on climate change. By utilising Jur’s Startup Society dApp, XR could further enhance its community management and engagement.
With Jur’s one-click feature, XR could easily establish their society by defining the values, rules, and traditions that underpin their movement, such as emphasizing nonviolent direct action, decentralized decision-making, and collaboration among activists. The dApp allows XR to implement a governance model tailored to their decentralized structure, including setting up working groups and organizing decision-making processes, all while maintaining transparency and trust within the community.
To recognize the efforts and achievements of its members, XR could create a badge system, encouraging engagement and fostering camaraderie. Additionally, they could issue NFT memberships or passports to grant exclusive access to certain resources or events, strengthening the community further. NFTs could also be employed as a fundraising tool, with proceeds directed towards supporting the movement’s initiatives.
Lastly, Jur’s dApp enables XR to select a suitable fundraising model for their goals, ensuring that their vision is upheld. Overall, by incorporating Jur’s Startup Society dApp, Extinction Rebellion can streamline its governance, engage members, and strengthen its commitment to addressing the climate crisis.
There are of course an almost infinite number of ways in which Jur’s web3 tools could be incorporated into existing societal paradigms, large and small. At its core, it is fair, unbiased and scalable – allowing communities to work in harmony together for self-growth and collaboration, providing a system that truly benefits everyone involved.
Now that is an idea worth exploring.