When we can withdraw consent and the process stops, we need to find a way to agree on what to do. Otherwise we are stuck.
If we don't want to go directly back to autocracy or hierarchy, we need to find creative ways to collaborate and organize that helps us achieve our goals without sacrificing that everyone has a voice.
We humans have experience with constraints - we created them because we became convinced that they make the world a better place and are more consistent with our deepest held values: - We abolished slavery - We stopped using torture - Women achieved voting rights after years of fighting for them - We have moved away from corporal punishment for children - etc.
It also means we need to take Consent as a responsibility very seriously, if we don't want everything to stop. We need to get creative.