Williamsburg is a great place to live. The people are friendly, the climate hospitable. But the circumstances are centered on personal transparency. People can pretty much do anything they want to do as long as it is not harmful to the other community members. Harm to the community is determined by the consensus of the community and not any one particular authority. Even thought the GM is collecting data and distributing information it is relative to the mindset of the community members. In Williamsburg it is okay to eat too much and drink alcoholic beverages. You don’t have to go to church on Sunday, school on Monday, or work if you don’t want to. You can stay up late and get up later. You don’t have to do the right things because it is the right thing, you can try to keep secrets, you just can’t act in secret because then the community is at risk so that is pretty much where the line is drawn. The libertarian ideal is such that your freedom to act ends at the rights of your fellow community member. Even to the point of medical issues. If you care not enough to maintain your health it is not the community’s responsibility to pay for your hospital bill. Assuming that you don’t have sufficient credit to gain transportation or admittance to the hospital you don’t get in. You can suffer and die at the door of the clinic because your value to the community is not such that you have developed enough value to receive the medical help necessary to your survival and it is apparent to all passer by that such is the case. For the most part if you are valuable enough to the community to be given entrance to the clinic you probably wont be their because of bad habits or poor choices but by accident or medical emergency.
The most interesting thing about Williamsburg or any other community is that there can be so many people who have the same basic values that it is possible for the central mind to establish a bench mark against which to qualify fellow residents and associates. It is possible for the average resident to see and know that he or she is at the mean in all or most of the community’s criteria.
I may occasionally use bad language and am not put off when I hear it but there is a point where I and my fellow community members agree we do not want to be subject to anything worse and at that point we all are aware that the failing value of the person who breaches that line. After a while and with the concurrence of both the individual and his fellow community members he or she simply looses associates or chooses to moves away to another community where his or her values or choice of language and behavior matches better with that community. It is equally possible that he or she realizes that their behaviors are not conducive to their well-being and they accept help from and develop a willingness to conform to the communities standards. The standards are not enforced accept by the community members themselves. If he or she does something that I don’t like I can choose to remove myself from their presence. Because of the global mind there is no guessing or taking time to find out about someone their relative value is visible to me because I can see their score on my personal display. I can see their physiological state of being by the color of their ring or badge. I can quickly determine whether or not to associate with an individual or whether to interact positively with them. My communal value is enhanced if I am positive influence. It is not mandatory that I meet and greet them or that I associate and engage with them but it is a benefit to the community as a whole if we positively interact and purposefully engage one another. We don’t have to like one another in the end or even associate with each other after our initial meeting but the well being of the community is better after we get to personally know one another. Williamsburg is not necessarily a separate community but it is a distinct association and it may become a physical community of like-minded and similarly behaving individuals.
This does not mean that every community is a goody-goody place but the chances that most people want and desire safety, freedom, honesty, liberty, and industry does mean that most communities reflect those values to greater or lesser degrees. Because the global mind assures each participant that their values are registered and integrated into the collective conscience of the community and because the global mind broadcasts the relative value of each member of the local society everyone can associate with each other confident that they are not being lied to, cheated, or deceived.