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joshua bigley


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Implement a TED-style Open-democracy social-networking Website for gov, citizens, voting on issues, bills, elections, local, state, National

The US government should start a TED-clone forum to open up democracy and engage the public. Video clips would be elected officials and cabinet discussing real issues and solutions on stage in a public forum. And the site should have all the functions of Ted if not more-even voting with a paper trail and the counts sent to your in-box--perhaps even petition like. On the site could be activist ads, and petitions and letter signing functions (TED could do the same), and links to social media and not-for-profit organizations. Sequestered in a neat out of the way window that doesn't clutter the message.

Citizens could even be given a password and user-name with proper details, birth date/residence, etc. or even an up-link card to access the site anywhere with the swipe of an identity card (optional)--as in Internet cafes and hotels and bus/train stations, cafes.

It should be equipped with email-sharing forums for connecting people with skills and like ideas to get movements and local businesses devoted to community started.

Business is an extension of a community, it is empowered by the community-it must reflect and serve the community, therefore the nation, the world, the people....happiness and equality will flourish, and government will be held accountable (more so than now).

On this site-should be a box for 'VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE"--impeaching and censuring elected officials. (that would have to be loosely moderated somehow). otherwise every crank will be impeaching representatives. But the idea is to include more citizens in the decision making process--evolving into a direct-democracy based on reason, research, and activism.

None of this top down control and rule we have today. The people are not being heard, not being listened to, and blatantly-ignored, disenfranchised.
Money talks and citizens are fodder and dead peasants to government and big corporations. The military is the tip of the spear for behemoths, corporations:big-gov welfare. Hmm.


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    Jun 3 2011: The EDemocracy online political network (EDemocracy) is a Web 3.0 online political network (or facebook) which aims to enhance democracy by providing a costless and immediate means to distribute information, facilitate collaboration, exchange content, manage workflow, deliver transparency and allow political sovereignty to be exercised directly by citizens. The content includes profiles, processes and outcomes. Profiles are self-published by each politicians, citizens, government executives and institutions. Process content includes issues (military, economic, social, environmental, etc), Priorities, policies (proposed, pending, current, redundant), Projects (government expenditure, volunteers, partners needed. Outcome content includes announcements, videos, audio, reports (feasibility, economic, financial, environmental, industry, market) blogs, pictures and articles. All content is linked and rated for quality and quantity.

    The EDemocracy online political networks applies Web 3.0 online network principles. This includes semantic search, peer to peer networks, communities of common interest focused on a common purpose, comprehensive user generated content, workflow management, scalable open source web applications and cloud computing power from Amazon.

    Additional information is available from http://www.marcuscake.com/economic-development/edemocracy . There is a screenshot of the prototype on the page that provides an overview of community structure.

    Edemocracy 3.0 is also a Web 3.0 network on the critical path to Economic Development 4.0. Economic Development 4.0 is summarised at http://www.marcuscake.com/economic-development and in a presentation available on the same page.

    The traditional model of democracy determines outcomes based on ideology – left or right. The eDemocracy 3.0 model allows all participants to see through the community to determine outcomes based on issues.

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