Decentralising & Digitalising Democracy

  • Proposing and voting on bills;
  • Delegating political power;
  • Participating in their local, regional, and national online-councils.
  • Allocate budgets
  • Discuss & Debate
  • The right and ability to vote on every issue.
  • The ability to distribute their power amongst any issues they choose
  • The option to delegate political power to as many delegates as they like.
  • The ability to reorganize this power at any moment
  • Upvotes
  • Contribution Dividends
  • Proposals
  • Perpetual Referendums
  • Multi-voting

The idea

Benefits to perpetual referendums

What is the contribution dividend?

How does the dividend work?

Benefits

How many upvotes will each voter receive?

Why?

How does the system work behind the scenes?

1) PROPOSALS

2) COMMENTS & POSTS & NFTs

How does this work behind the scenes?

3) PROFILES

PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION

  1. Submit Proposal
  2. Proposal is checked for spam (by an elected group of moderators)
  3. Once approved, becomes a perpetual referendum

BENEFITS

  • Allowing voters the ability to distribute their political power amongst a range of issues in varying degrees of weight will enable voters to express a much wider spectrum of political desires such as how strongly they feel about any particular issue or how urgent they believe a particular issue to be.
  • By making it easy for all to participate in the governance process a much fairer reflection of society will emerge as those currently under-represented will be accurately represented.
  • With real political power attached to each upvote, an individuals ‘vote’ will be converted into real-world change.
  • As upvotes can spread laterally/horizontally (rather than vertically up the hierarchy), the time taken for real-world action will be dramatically reduced and society will be empowered to tackle the most pressing and important issues facing our world today.
  • With the absence of election cycles, financial market volatility will be reduced whilst also enabling the benefits of longer term undisrupted governance to be realised.
  • As changing consensus will be visible to all, this will further stabilise financial markets as changing consensus will be visible to all.
  • Digital governance will eliminate many of the practical constraints that comes through governing in person in-person governance) huge time savings will emerge & digital efficiency can be realised saving time and money.
  • In addition to that the digital medium will constrain those who have a habit of taking control of conversations preventing ‘accidental dictatorships’.
  • Lastly, the more introverted of society that have solid value to add to discussions will be able to do so free from the anxiety of public speaking and so on.

COMMON CONCERNS

How will upvotes be funded?

What happens if the network gets hacked?

Couldn’t someone with a large number of votes be able to manipulate an issue that has low participation?

What about vote-buying?

What about checks & balances?

What if someone’s phone gets hacked?

Isn’t governance too complex for this?

Who owns the data on the app & where will it be stored?

What happens if we implement some sort of digital democracy and the people decide on self-annihilation?

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