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Forum Post: Direct, Participatory Democracy over the Internet

Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 10, 2012, 12:13 a.m. EST by Drewcll (2)
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Our technology has evolved to the point where we no longer need to elect the 1% to create, vote on, and pass bills for the people. We now have the ability to set up a direct, participatory democracy over the internet where the people create, research and vote on bills. There would be a page for the earth, where folks from across the planet were involved and then pages increasing in locality – country, state, city, community – where only the folks in that region are involved. Everyone would get an extra day off from work to spend time in this direct democracy. Electing the 1% to run government for us is an analog technology in a digital age. This could be a unifying goal of the Occupy movement, and it would draw in a large, new crowd who did not originally support the movement.

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[-] 2 points by kingscrossection (1203) 2 years ago

Have you taken into account the shear size of security that would be needed to protect from hackers?

[-] 0 points by Drewcll (2) 2 years ago

solutions for this would have to be brainstormed for a period of time.

[-] 3 points by kingscrossection (1203) 2 years ago

I guess we have the ability to vote the way we normally do with ballots but eliminate all of the middle men and the electoral college

[-] 1 points by Drewcll (2) 2 years ago

exactly

[-] 1 points by kingscrossection (1203) 2 years ago

But it wouldn't be exactly safe online.

[+] -6 points by GirlFriday (21783) 2 years ago

No, but thanks.