Democracy is broken. People don’t trust the process anymore.
One man. One Vote. Not scaleable -- until now.
Majority Rule. Competition among Parties. Attempt to satisfy the largest number of people’s preferences.
Values: Inclusion, Equality, Reasonableness and Publicity
Public Consultation is part of a Regulatory Process whereby the public’s input is sought on matters affecting them. Its main goals are improving the efficiency and transparency of public involvement in decision-making or policy development. Consultations occur at all levels: neighbourhood, municipal, regional, state/provincial, national or even international. Regulations exist in both the public and private sectors.
-This feedback loop shows how it’s supposed to work -We run into a breakdown at the consultation phase, which doesn’t give the hard evidence required for accurate deliberation and desired outcomes. -PlaceSpeak addresses the problems encountered at this stage
Public Meetings Door-knocking Land-line Telephones
-Public meetings are full of NIMBYs and nutbars -Door knocking is location-based, but people don’t even answer their doors anymore -15% year over year loss of people with landlines
Trolls Gaming of the System Social Media – bogus accounts and sentiment analysis
-Garbage in, garbage out is what you get with social media sentiment analysis
Authenticating digital identity to physical address
-With all these factors, how do we get hard evidence?
Privacy by design Protect Individual Privacy Provide verified Data
-PlaceSpeak is a Privacy by Design ambassador -Designation originated from the Ontario Privacy Commission -Proponent gets hard evidence, people stay private
Standalone websites White label application Register and Verify once Single Sign-in and API
-Black box consultation vs. geoauthentication
Think of it as a LinkedIn for Public Participation
Geosocial Profile setup Privacy Verification Notification Social Media integration
Features organized along the lines of the IAP2 Spectrum: (1) Inform, (2) Consult; (3) Involve; (4) Collaborate: (5) Empower
By authenticating individual identity and tying it to place. By protecting individual privacy. By keeping people informed.
Web summit presentation 2014
Democracy: Making it Real (Online)
Web Summit 2014 - Dublin
Democracy does not Scale
Politics as a
process of public