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Poch Peralta

Freelance Writer / Blogger,


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Is Technology stopping or abetting political apathy? Can we beat political apathy with technology?

Beating Politics with Technology
Peter Sunde thinks Bitcoin is "interesting" and has a fascinating story behind it, but one that he feels is symbolic of a depressing widespread lack of trust in politics.

'"You can't beat politics with new technology all the time. Sometimes you have to actually make sure that politics are in line with what people want. A lot of people are giving up on politics and thinking they can solve issues with technology. These kind of arrogant behaviours towards the rest of the society are a bit disgusting," Sunde told Wired.co.uk in a Skype interview...'


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  • Dec 2 2013: I think technology can be a great tool to reinvent what people know as "politics" and create a system whereby citizens, voters and everyday people can turn the current top-down system into bottom-up. Imagine an online system to help people manage their political life, chase money out of elections and create citizen empowered government. Someday, if I'm lucky, I hope to speak at TED! http://www.NewPoliticalSystem.org
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      Dec 2 2013: 'New Political System is Google sized disruptive technology.'

      Great motto and your website is awesome too James. I'll wait
      for your talk at TED.
    • Dec 3 2013: The same was said about Television. It was also supposed to become a medium whereby nearly anyone would gain the equivalent to a university education. People had the option--they chose candy instead of veggies.

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