Post by Scott Yancey on Apr 7, 2015 0:13:37 GMT -6
I'm adding this thread so that anyone who wants to talk about the city charter of the city of Cyberia can do so here. As we go I may create more specialized threads for specific areas of discussion regarding the city charter. Feel free to comment by replying to this thread.
Post by Scott Yancey on Apr 7, 2015 0:49:34 GMT -6
I’ve noticed that generally when a city establishes a city charter somewhere at the beginning they make reference to the laws that allow them to do so, for example, in a preamble or some designated chapter at the very beginning. As far as Cyberia is concerned, it is not exactly being established under any existing state’s governmental authority, being established in cyberspace. So I believe that the solution, at least in as far as Cyberia is concerned, is to establish the charter under the authority of the Central Authority of the Terran Empire. In fact, it will be the Central Authority that ties all of the cities, both physical and virtual under the established city projects, together, except that in the case of actual physical cities they will be also be able to cite which state or national laws allow for their creation.
With regard to the boundaries of the city of Cyberia, it was my original intent that the city follows the general design of the city layouts discussed in the Genesis Project plan. However, it is also possible that more people will become citizens of the city than the established size will allow for. So, at some point in the future, this population issue will have to be taken up and worked out. Perhaps by either seeding new virtual cities, as would happen with actual physical cities, or by simply expanding Cyberia. In cyberspace, the territory is virtually limitless. One could imagine that the population could grow from a virtual city into a virtual nation, and eventually into a virtual world, then perhaps even into several virtual worlds with different environments. That, of course, remains to be seen, but eventually the issues will probably come up. In any case, that is sort of off topic since I mainly wanted to discuss the charter. But I suppose it was worth stating. The charter would normally cover both the name and boundaries of the city. And in this case the boundaries are limitless unless we establish limits for the virtual cities.
I would love to hear any thoughts or suggestions on the subject.