What Is Free World Theory?


Free World Theory is a scientific explanation of how to manage society without the use of centralized coercion.

The core concept in Free World Theory is the term property which it non-ambiguously defines. Using that as a foundation, it then explains how to achieve social conditions such as “freedom,” “justice,” how to reduce “crime,” decrease “coercion,” and so on. These terms (and some others) are also scientifically defined within Free World Theory. 

There is fear today that AI could be used to set off global wars, create mega-police states and crush humanity.  These problems can be totally erased through the use of the Free World Theory algorithms explained in these books. 

Free World Theory was created by Chas Holloway. The scientific theory is explained in Free World Theory, Book One: The Fall; The End of the Political Class. Its basic technological application explained in Free World Theory, Book Two: Breakout: Technology Vs. the Nation State (both available on Amazon.com).

A Special Note for Blockchain and AI Developers

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Imagine it’s ten years from now. 

Crypto-currencies, smart contracts and decentralized autonomous organizations are commonplace.  But outside the blockchain universe, in the brick and mortar world, cities still pay for roads, police still roam the streets to control crime, countries still need national defense.  

These have to be paid for, and organizations on the blockchain have to pay their fair share, right?  So are DAOs autonomously collecting taxes for the political state to do these things?

The truth is, developers today aren’t thinking that far ahead. Most devs are assuming the world will become a place with no hierarchies, at all.  Only networks will exist in which everyone is equal, sharing technology, with no barriers to entry, no third party interference – a world of pure mutualism.  

But mutualism has never been a practical idea. Why? Because of one glaring fact.  What is it that all entrepreneurs and developers want?  Just like you, they want BIG MONEY.

Building a business to get money is Goal Number One.  Building pure mutualism – although it may seem to be a pleasant idea – is at the bottom of most dev’s list of priorities.

Vertical power is not going to disappear.

Vertical power is not going to disappear.

The profit motive has always driven the market.  And it always will.  That’s why, ten years from now, it will not be the mutualists, but powerful companies who will dominate the market and they will out-compete the mutualists faster than the Age of Exploration wiped out the Dodo bird.

You see it happening already.  The Wall Street Journal [January 10, 2017] reports the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation is using a blockchain to track payments between big banks.  CEO, Michael Bodson, says, “A lot of people [in the tech community] are talking about how they’re going to make us disappear. But here we are, one of the first users of the [blockchain] technology.”

So here’s the dilemma.  Developers today believe they are building decentralization.  But if Big Companies, to get at Big Money, make deals with politicians to impose regulations and collect taxes – like companies have always done – that re-centralizes everything.  

No industry has ever been immune from this.

Just look at what has happened recently to the new marijuana industry in California. 

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Desperate to make marijuana legal, pot crusaders advocated, “Tax and Regulate!” As though cooperating with state controllers was some sort of panacea. And now that politicians know how much money they can make off marijuana, they’re all for the idea of “Tax and “Regulate.”  They’re taxing and regulating like crazy.  Towns now only allow an approved number of cannabis stores.  Tax on cannabis is 24 percent plus 8.5 percent sales tax.  Growers are registered and licensed and taxed for every plant, and every plant has a registration number and is tracked “seed to sale.”  Distribution has also been centralized and taxed.  The result: there is no freedom in the marijuana industry, at all.  No opportunity for the little guy.  No "level playing field."  The politicians have created a Soviet-style economy.

And the “New Pot Millionaires” went along with it all to avoid harassment and get the Big Money. 

There's no freedom left in the so-called “legal” California marijuana industry

There's no freedom left in the so-called “legal” California marijuana industry

Politicians have used every technology in history to enhance their control, from dynamite to the aeroplane, from television to computers.  Will it happen to the blockchain ecosystem, too?

That’s why Open Source Government was created.  For the first time in history, it doesn’t have to. 


FWT is a set of algorithms that guarantees permanent, stable decentralization in blockchain technologies. 

It guarantees no third party interference because it has benefits that can out-compete the centralizers.

Free World Theory (FWT) is a scientific theory that explains how to manage societies without the use of centralized coercion. The core concept in FWT is the term “property” which it non-ambiguously defines. Using that as a foundation, FWT then explains how to achieve social conditions such as “freedom,” “justice,” how to reduce “crime,” decrease “centralization,” and so on. These terms (and some others) are also scientifically defined within FWT.

Today there is a global effort to decentralize society through the blockchain (Ethereum, EOS, et al). But it is not possible to do so unless those efforts also use FWT algorithms.

How does FWT achieve its staggering competitive advantage?  It does it like this:


Hundreds of years ago, technologists were building steam engines with limited success.  Dennis Pappin, a French physicist and inventor, built one in 1680 (he also invented the pressure cooker in your kitchen).  Another was built in 1698 by the English inventor, Thomas Savery.  

Thomas Newcomen built the famous “Atmospheric Engine” in 1712 and used it to pump water out of coal mines, a big problem at that time.  In 1736, the James Watt steam engine was the first to use rotary motion. 

Dennis Pappin demonstrates his engine in 1680.

Dennis Pappin demonstrates his engine in 1680.

Then, ninety years later, a man named Sadi Carnot came on the scene.  He wrote only one book in his lifetime: Reflections on the Motive Power of Fire, in 1824.  In it, he explained the fundamental heat dynamics that made engines run. 

People had been building engines for 150 years before he wrote this book, and their engines were pitifully inefficient.  But after, once they understood the physics of engines, there was an explosion in the efficiency of steam power.  Instead of looking at engine-building projects one at a time, like separate intellectual puzzles, they looked at the fundamental principles involved.  This led to dramatically higher efficiencies and THOUSANDS more applications than the early builders of engines ever dreamed of.  Steam power became the backbone of the industrial revolution.  And as a result of his work, Sadi Carnot is now called “The Father of Thermodynamics.”

Sadi Carnot.

Sadi Carnot.

Blockchain devs today are in the same place as engine builders before Carnot.  They are ingenious tinkerers.  But they’re missing the BIG PICTURE.  What is the Big Picture? 

Free World Theory. 

Want to find out more?  Read Free World Theory Books One and Two. Both are available on Amazon.Com.

For more information contact Chas Holloway




Book One:   The End the Fall of the Political Class explains the fundamentals of Free World Theory.  It was published in November, 2018. 

Book Two:    Breakout: Technology Vs. the Nation State explains the application of OSG theory.  It was published in May, 2019.

Book Three:   Firestorm: Igniting the IP Revolution explains the nature and management of intellectual property.  It will be published in 2019.



This was the image I used to promote the original Free World Theory White Paper on the Ethereum Forum. It was downloaded over 2,000 times by developers all over the world.