Tao Contract

This afternoon of Christmas Eve, I woke up with a lingering image of a solution that could make legal documents more user friendly.  The image was the symbol of Tao (aka Yin-Yang symbol and used in Korean Flag) shown below.

The idea is to supplement legal clauses (syntax, body, yin) with clearly stated intent of the clause (semantics, heart, yang).  Tao Contracts, legal documents using this approach, should be much easier to understand with little room for misinterpretation.  Legal clauses and intentions should be placed near enough for visual association but far enough to distinguish them apart.

I think the reason I had the dream was because I have been working on digital signature technologies lately.  Digitally signing a document is easy, but digitally signing heart and soul is not…