Political decentralization is the only way citizens can have a definitive say in the governance of their communities and lives. The desire for change in the political landscape is palpable and reflected in the growing voter absenteeism in many nations. Though decentralized parties will initially lack political influence, the craving for empowering technologies and purer forms of democracy will stimulate adoption over time.
The elimination of centralized power authorities would help protect citizens from government overreach and corruption, reduce bureaucracy and improve the speed at which laws and policies are passed.
We can use blockchain technology to help improve the voting process. Blockchain voting systems are currently being tested by several nations worldwide and have already been used in the United States: in West Virginia during the 2018 midterm elections and in Utah during the 2020 presidential election.