AN DAO Handbook
AN DAO Handbook

Aragon Manifesto

Join the fight for freedom!
The Aragon Manifesto is the declaration of the ideals held by Aragon. As such, we do recommend new contributors to read it in full to better understand the motivations behind what Aragon does.

Ideals from the Manifesto

We believe the fate of humanity will be decided at the frontier of technological innovation.
We will either see technology lead to a more free, open, and fair society or reinforce a global regime of centralized control, surveillance, and oppression. Our fear is that without a global, conscious, and concerted effort, the outlook is incredibly bleak.
We believe humankind should use technology as a liberating tool to unleash all the goodwill and creativity of our species, rather than as a tool to enslave and take advantage of one another.
The Internet has opened the doors for universal, cross-border, and non-violent collaborative effort to fight for our freedom. Aragon empowers freedom by creating liberating tools that leverage decentralized technologies
Decentralized technologies provide users unparalleled power to transact and interact with a level of security never seen before. Thanks to cryptography and economic incentives, users can now own truly sovereign assets, create fully sovereign entities, and build truly sovereign identities.
Decentralized organizations change our relationship with governance: from something that is imposed upon us by others, into something we choose to opt into. Where we are equally serving and served, rather than just serving.
Sovereign individuals will be able to freely express themselves and transact with each other without any kind of intermediary exercising their unjustified power and oppressing them.
This may be one of the most important revolutions humanity has ever faced. We need to be careful about how we go about it. Technology can be a double-edged sword. We need to explicitly set out the values that Aragon stands for, in order for our community to always uphold and defend them.
We are committed to building organisational forms that defend self-sovereignty — where a user can always exercise choice, either by participating or exiting.
We are committed to creating collaboration mechanisms in which violence is not only disincentivized, but impossible.
We are committed to decentralizing power in order to dismantle unjustified power — which usually springs from centralization.
We are committed to the creation of long-term value versus short-term profit — which in turn, advances sustainability.
We are committed to a world in which every person can participate in these new organizational structures.
We seek to use technology to lift people from oppression. To be successful, we must keep our products open, understandable, and easy to use for everyone.