To me, the crux of the blockchain governance problem isn’t the number or type of implementations, but rather the speed at which the implementations get done. Progress has been slow to date because results won’t be accurate unless they’re done at scale with millions of dollars and different stakeholders in each ecosystem. With impact that big, teams have rightfully become conservative and this trend is continuing to perpetuate.
What I propose is a new system to incentivize and accelerate the arrival of a few governance systems that are successful.
Mirrored blockchains - think of these as sandboxed virtual blockchains that copy exactly what’s going on with current implementations without any of the risk. This is a similar concept as Blockstack’s Virtualchain. (https://github.com/blockstack/virtualchain)
Sandboxed governance - through a new system of incentives, developers can use Aragon to implement different variants of governance systems without the risk of crashing the real, live chain. Without those repercussions, teams will be free to experiment with different governance models in a safe environment.
If a team could design a system like this, a lot of experimentation would get done, most will fail, and a few would become governance winners over time. I hope some of these ideas can help make that reality.
Note - If I was a developer, I would provide more clarity on both one and two.