Crowdsourcing and opensourcing have proved themselves in many different business models. Education is becoming more crowdsourced, operating systems, arduino, OpenIDEO, etc. etc.
Would it be possible for the functions of government to be open-sourced, and crowdsourced? truly by-the-people- for-the-people?
Not in a lifetime for sure, but does the idea of having such an intensely democratic government have any merits which should be applied today?