[Question] Are there non-AI projects focused on defeating Moloch globally?

Med­i­ta­tions on Moloch lays out a rather pes­simistic view of the fu­ture, and then offers a su­per-in­tel­li­gent AI “gar­dener” as the solu­tion. A lot of the ra­tio­nal­ist com­mu­nity is fo­cused on AI, which makes sense in that light (and of course be­cause of the ex­is­ten­tial risk of un­al­igned AI), but I don’t know of any pro­jects fo­cused on non-AI solu­tions to coun­ter­ing or defeat­ing Moloch. Some pro­jects ex­ist to counter spe­cific lo­cal co­or­di­na­tion prob­lems, but ap­par­ently none to counter the global gar­den­ing prob­lem in the origi­nal post? Am I miss­ing such a pro­ject? Is there a rea­son that AI is the only plau­si­ble solu­tion? Is this low-hang­ing fruit wait­ing to be picked?

ed­ited to add some clar­ifi­ca­tions:

  • By defeat­ing Moloch “globally” I mean in the sense of the global race to the bot­tom—pre­vent­ing hu­man­ity from “reach­ing the sea” in the metaphor from the origi­nal Med­i­ta­tions on Moloch (which it­self is bor­rowed from the Apocrypha Dis­cor­dia). This doesn’t mean solv­ing all lo­cal co­or­di­na­tion prob­lems for­ever, just pre­vent­ing us from reach­ing the ab­solute worst case that Bostrom con­jures of our own de­struc­tion, the “Dis­ney­land with no chil­dren”.

  • Yes, I’ve read Inad­e­quate Equil­ibria.