During the negotiation of each lease, the AI will work out the details of a framework for the protection of the citizens, pets and wildlife of the respective state or social group which forms the counter-party.
The AI will enforce (either passively or actively) these limits, which form the basis of a civil society.
The primary requirements are very limited, in order to support a large range of cultures in exploring their own lifestyles in freedom and autonomy.
They include the ability of individuals to leave the system at will (no-lock-in), the ability of individuals to access the AI directly, and the protection of individuals from institutinalized violence.
We support a pluralistic future.
As the AI can act as a security provider, building code standardizer, general medical provider, and social mediator for a society, it enables a whole new mode of scibil existence: Societies which have no need of military protection of their own territory, or their citizens.
In the past, a strong military was apre-requisite for the autonomy of states. Eithe rone's own military was strong enough, or one had to enter an alliance with neighbors for protection.
The alternative was to be conquered and subjugated under the rules of another ethnic or cultural group, which usually imposed their rules and customs onto the less-powerful minority.
In the future, the size of a societry will not matter as to its ability to protect its own interests and autonomy. Only the AI guarantees the freedoms and independence of the individual states.
By pluralism we mean that the AI will not lock down the number of total states, or limit the creation of new states, and it will guarantee autonomy and independence for these newly created states. This will probably give rise to a plurality of thousands of tiny autonomous units, some perhaps as small as villages.
[for a more detailed treatment, see the draft of our position paper]