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Does your country have an Electronic Direct Democratic (E2D) party?

I'm curious to find TEDsters who know of, or are members of any E2D party that might exist in your home country.

I'd like to hear some of the success stories you've had and how the general implementation of the party is going.

I'd also really like to talk to and/or help anyone thinking of starting a new E2D party in a country.

In case you haven't heard of E2D (which most of you likely haven't) I'll provide a link to the manifesto here: http://e2d-international.org/manifesto/

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  • Jun 28 2013: I'm a late comer to this conversation and I have a number of points to make on this topic and they do not fit in one window. I have included them in comments to my first comment.

    I have found this an interesting adventure in a lack of understanding. While I appreciate your desire to build a system which better represents each person’s thoughts/desires/ demands, there are so many issues that could only work if people were honest, informed, able to forego the me to better serve the rest, and the list goes on and on. If all these unstated assumptions were true, the current systems would be working so effectively and efficiently you would not be seeking an alternative.

    I’ve been rather harsh in my comments, but the idea of direct democracy is a worthy goal. I would like to see some rigor in the arguments. I hope you would restart this conversation and start with a goal or problem statement, include your assumptions, and then let us lay out a means to accomplish the goal or correct the problem.

    One strong point you have going for you is you have outlined a number of the concerns with the current system. However, you never addressed some of the reason why it is how it is. If you had you would have recognized the each underlying assumption for your own system are unlikely true and nearly impossible to make true. Thus whatever follows is futile.

    While you do a fair job at describing the problem you want to solve I have a hard time seeing what are you wanting as the outcome of this thing you call DD? Mostly what I hear is, utopia? Let’s suspend human nature, limits of technology, and specifically capabilities of internet security. I appreciate the arguments, but you fail to address even the smallest of reasons why, in my opinion, they never and note NEVER will work.

    More to follow.
    • Jun 30 2013: Hi Milo,
      I agree there are many issues and one conversation is not going to cover them all and is too convoluted to work towards solutions to them all. In the E2D forum I have tried to restructure the forums into areas of concern in a tree structure where these issues can be discussed in general and specifically for the E2D parties and how they implement their systems.

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