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Distributed Democracy

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The representative democracy has proven to be not very democratic. Distributed democracy is an attempt to solve problems of concentration of power by separating politics and execution, and making …

The representative democracy has proven to be not very democratic. Distributed democracy is an attempt to solve problems of concentration of power by separating politics and execution, and making government more process oriented.

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  • 1. By Øystein Jakobsen (FriBit) oystein.jakobsen@fribit.no @ FSCONS Distributed Democracy DD
  • 2. By Øystein Jakobsen (FriBit) oystein.jakobsen@fribit.no Democracy: (wikipedia) Democracy is a political form of government in which governing power is derived from the people
  • 3. By Øystein Jakobsen (FriBit) oystein.jakobsen@fribit.no Democracy: (wikipedia) Democracy is a political form of government in which governing power is derived from the people ... either by direct referendum (direct democracy) or by means of elected representatives of the people (representative democracy).
  • 4. By Øystein Jakobsen (FriBit) oystein.jakobsen@fribit.no Direct democracy in Athens .... ● Direct voting ● Emergence of Sophism (rhetoric experts) ● Scaling issues
  • 5. By Øystein Jakobsen (FriBit) oystein.jakobsen@fribit.no Governance of choice: Representative democracy .... ● Difficult to bring everyones opinion into all decisions
  • 6. By Øystein Jakobsen (FriBit) oystein.jakobsen@fribit.no Governance of choice: Representative democracy .... Not very democratic!
  • 7. By Øystein Jakobsen (FriBit) oystein.jakobsen@fribit.no Governance of choice: Representative democracy .... Not very democratic! ● Limited choices ● Centralizes power ● Incentives against transparency ● Infinately corruptable ● Influenced by non-voters (lobby groups)
  • 8. By Øystein Jakobsen (FriBit) oystein.jakobsen@fribit.no Governance of choice: Representative democracy .... Not very democratic! ● Case in point:
  • 9. By Øystein Jakobsen (FriBit) oystein.jakobsen@fribit.no Smart is stupid, stupid is smart Decentralized Distributed vs End-to-end (stupid) Centralized Integrated Complex (smart)
  • 10. By Øystein Jakobsen (FriBit) oystein.jakobsen@fribit.no Smart is stupid, stupid is smart Decentralized Distributed vs End-to-end (stupid) Centralized Integrated Complex (smart)
  • 11. By Øystein Jakobsen (FriBit) oystein.jakobsen@fribit.no Smart is stupid, stupid is smart Decentralized Distributed vs End-to-end (stupid) Centralized Integrated Complex (smart) We know this!!
  • 12. By Øystein Jakobsen (FriBit) oystein.jakobsen@fribit.no Distributed = Distribution of power
  • 13. By Øystein Jakobsen (FriBit) oystein.jakobsen@fribit.no Distributed = Distribution of power
  • 14. By Øystein Jakobsen (FriBit) oystein.jakobsen@fribit.no Technology → Democracy Back to the principles of democracy, without the constraints of the french revolution! - Complete reset of governance
  • 15. By Øystein Jakobsen (FriBit) oystein.jakobsen@fribit.no Technology → Democracy Back to the principles of democracy, without the constraints of the french revolution! - Complete reset of governance
  • 16. By Øystein Jakobsen (FriBit) oystein.jakobsen@fribit.no Technology → Democracy What can it do? ● Allow people to talk to people ● Allow government to talk to people ● Allow people to talk to government
  • 17. By Øystein Jakobsen (FriBit) oystein.jakobsen@fribit.no Technology → Democracy What can it do? ● Allow people to talk to people ● Exchange ideas (blogs, comment fields) ● Organise (FSCONS, rallies)
  • 18. By Øystein Jakobsen (FriBit) oystein.jakobsen@fribit.no Technology → Democracy What can it do? ● Allow people to talk to government ● Voting, polls, letters to your MP, lobby groups ● Mail to your MP, reply to hearings ● Participate directly in the legislative process (examples)
  • 19. By Øystein Jakobsen (FriBit) oystein.jakobsen@fribit.no
  • 20. Describe the process, not the result
  • 21. By Øystein Jakobsen (FriBit) oystein.jakobsen@fribit.no
  • 22. By Øystein Jakobsen (FriBit) oystein.jakobsen@fribit.no Distributed Democracy ● Describe how you will form government ● Describe how you will form policy ● Describe how you will measure performance and report results ● Describe your continual government improvement process
  • 23. By Øystein Jakobsen (FriBit) oystein.jakobsen@fribit.no Consequences ● Makes government much, much lighter ● Accountable for its decisions and processes ● Real influence ● “Future proof” ● Needs free and private internet
  • 24. By Øystein Jakobsen (FriBit) oystein.jakobsen@fribit.no Just a thought...