- Eder Wainer Silva
Would you take your camera or phone around your neighborhood/city, document problems, mail others, track and act for a resolution?
I believe what keeps us from getting the best out of our governments is our busy schedules. We do not have any more room for community meetings, endless discussions and disagreements with different points of view.
The social status we're in only is because the number of people willing to engage with a positive outlook is way smaller than the number of people who actually engange in corrupt and egocentric behaviour.
I trully think it can be turned around so quickly that a dramatic change could be on the way.
I want to provide the citizens of my city/state/country with a web application that can be the meeting point for such changes.
My question is, if you had access to a social media network that could provide a way for you to easily describe what you believe is a problem, share with your friends, put an objective to it, like, gather 500 people for a lets say:
Conscious driving campaign
help do some landscaping in your kids public school
Change a law
propose a new public service, and so on.
Would you put time into it? Knowing that a very capable group of volunteers (lawyers, public prosecutors, engineers, architects, educators) would take it further, turning it into a legal petition to be publicly presented to the authorities for a resolution, would you do it?
Either by documenting and creating an online pledge for either a claim or for action, or participating in other members of your community, city, state or country' pledges?
That is our goal, not opposition to the government, but a very strong right arm, a crowd with deep knowledge of all matters that affect us, that can teach one another, learn, discuss, deliberate and take action to make the world a better place for our kids.
This idea has been bugging me for over 10 years and I'd like some opinion from people from different walks of life, different social status, different countries, religious belief, to feedback me if we have this very strong bond that can turn things around and thrust us forward