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Whereas a growing amount of decision-making software is currently in use in the political arena, LiquidFeedback‘s distinctive feature is the possibility for users to delegate their vote to other users by topic.
RULES ONLY: 1. They hate playing politics. 2. They love when others win. 3. They desperately want to see ideas come to fruition. 4. They’re meta-thinkers. 5. They prefer to make or enhance the rules. 6. They believe nothing is sacred. 7. They love solving problems. 8. They’re great at self-assessment. 9. They embrace nontechnical feedback. 10. They actively create their future selves. 11. They adore taking things off their plates. 12. They’re awesome at leveraging self-reward. 13. They believe they’re in total control . . . 14. . . . So their egos don’t suffer when they fail. 15. They do everything with intent.
The fat sweaty Capitol Hill policeman was in lust. The perfect babe was walking past him toward the steps of The Capitol, wearing only a T-shirt and the shortest of shorts, carrying only a cell phone and a jug. The possibilities of a wet T-shirt fully occupied his very small mind.
Then she exploded in flames. She had sat down, poured the jug of what turned out to be gasoline over her body, filmed her short manifesto for broadcast to YouTube, and lit a match. Here’s what she said:
SHORT URL to CounterPunch page: http://tinyurl.com/Steele-Fantasy
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Citing a series of geopolitical, economic and social setbacks faced by the United States since the turn of the century, geopolitical analyst and Sao Paulo Business School Professor Antonio Gelis-Filho argues that global policy planners must prepare to deal with the “improbable, but by all means possible, Soviet-style collapse of the United States.”
“One voice made up of three hundred million people containing billions of brain cells all working together to solve the problems of today, making the world a better place for the children of tomorrow.” ~ David Frank ~
A “LOCAL ISSUES TELEVISION AND RADIO STATION” (Your Local Public Broadcasting Station) to send the information out to the community.
A “COMMUNITY COMPUTER” (Community Voter Database) to receive the calls (votes) from any touch-tone phone. The computer will verify the voter, ask what issue number they want to vote on, count the vote and prevent multiple voting. Issues of, by and for the people…
1 Education 2 Research 3 Purchasing 4 Patents 5 Data 6 Collaboration 7 Commons 8 Health 9 Economy 10 Systemic Change
Tip of the Hat to Jean Lievens.
Open Government Graphic Below the Fold
The citizen response to 2012’s Hurricane Sandy was in many important ways more effective than the response from established disaster response institutions like FEMA. New York-based response efforts like Occupy Sandy leveraged existing community networks and digital tools to find missing people; provide food, shelter, and medical assistance; and offer a hub for volunteers and donors.
In this talk Willow Brugh — Berkman fellow and Professor of Practice at Brown University — demonstrates examples ranging from Oklahoma to Tanzania where such distributed and digital disaster response have proved successful, and empowered citizens to respond in ways traditional institutions cannot.
Giles Hutchins in CSRwire
As anthropologist Gregory Bateson knew well, our materialistic sense of separation from this cosmic Mind breeds an ‘ecology of bad ideas’ where we delude ourselves in to believing we are separate from and in competition with each other and the world around us. It is this corrupting logic which fuels our carcinogenic way of living. Enter the contagion of consumerism, diabolical socio-economic debt-slavery and rampant cultural psychic atrophy.
The World Forum for Institutional Experimentation
Taking on the World’s Toughest Problem – Government
Something interesting to watch. Andy Basiago is shooting – against all odds – for the oval office in the next elections.He is a “far out there” kind of contender who has however, in my opinion, the openness and honesty of someone who isn’t a professional politician.He also has a background in covert high tech space operations bypassing NASA in the 1960s and once the facts about our covert space programs emerge, he is in a good position as someone who knows.Take a look at his page and monitor…
The success of new energy projects relies on one crucial skill: the ability to derive insights from massive amounts of rapidly changing data. That’s why utilities and energy companies are adopting analytics to meet the rising demand for renewable energy from more sophisticated customers.
Collective intelligence is more than most people in the field think it is. And co-intelligence is more than collective intelligence – since it includes collective intelligence and goes way beyond it. In this post I try to indicate the differences between these concepts, provide a taste of how big they each are, and offer a way to think about their distinct essences.
The Union of South American Nations, Unasur will celebrate this Friday its eighth anniversary with the official opening of the South American Defense School (Esude) created to instruct on defense and security issues, both at civil and military level, following ‘the principles of a regional strategic vision’.