- Step 1:
—We had to design our system, which required years of studying at Evergreen State College’s Civic Intelligence Research and Action Lab. -And online, digitally touring the world’s various technologies for citizen empowerment and direct democracy.
- Step 2: (Our current position)
—We need to program the designs into an actual website people can start using. This way the tools for better ways of making decisions as groups will be online and available to the entire English speaking world. We want the world to have a ‘proof of concept’ to establish Digital Direct Democracy really can outperform existing forms of government. To prove we already have the technology represent ourselves.
- Step 3:
—Once we get this technology online we’ll partner with everyday citizens and activist organizations to get their feedback. Organizations already engaged in organizing and writing about problems and solutions will be invited to join us in populating the first pages and setting the social norms of the site. -As well as testing and refinement.
- Step 4:
—Once we’ve established the bugs are worked out and have a wealth of communities undeniably benefiting from the technology, we continue refining it and begin calling out to pro-Democracy citizens around the world. And for the citizens who don’t care about government we will remain invaluable for our secondary systems. Such as the ability to make money, friends, or just find solutions to anything, through the site.
- Step 5:
—Eventually it will become public knowledge that networking technology can truly outperform representative based systems. From there opposing Direct Democracy would be like fighting science itself because we are a movement based not upon specific positions or parties, but upon a better process.
From there it’s a matter of time until politicians get elected on ‘open’ platforms wherein they promise to abide by the agreements made through the Direct Democracy site. Which, bill by bill, will gradually replace representative governance, nonviolently.
Global agreements will be made banning the most basic of evils, including slavery or dumping radioactive waste into the oceans. And from there localities may enjoy their own sovereignty without worrying too much about what people are doing with theirs elsewhere.
Again if you have any questions shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org