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[*] Post 509709 posted on 17-10-2017 at 14:36 Reply With Quote
Politician offering to vote what his constituents say via an app



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If Camilo Casas is elected to city council in Boulder, Colorado, this November, he doesn't plan to make any decisions himself. If he wins, Casas will instead give up his vote to Parti.Vote, a "liquid democracy" app he built to change how government functions.
This is how it will work: If more than 50 percent of people in his community vote "yes" on an issue through the app, Casas will vote the same way they do. Only in the event of a tie would he be forced to make a decision based on his own beliefs.

In order to avoid fraud, Casas' team will vet signups on Parti.Vote against the Colorado Secretary of State's publicly available voter rolls. In the future, Casas told me he wants to utilize biometrics for verification, possibly using something like Apple's Face ID technology.
Parti.Vote could be used to help create a "liquid" or direct democracy, where technology is leveraged to place power among citizens rather than representatives. Before the advent of the internet, it was too cumbersome for every citizen to vote on every single government issue.
Now, advocates of liquid democracies argue tech can be used to make democratic systems actually represent the will of the people. The idea has gained traction in Europe, South America, and elsewhere.
There's good reason, however, for not everything to be voted on in a referendum. So that minority rights don't get trampled, which has happened in the past.
It's the job of elected representatives to come to an informed, deliberate, and inclusive decision. They are accountable to voters, and can be voted out of office if they don't take the wishes of their constituents into consideration—individual citizens don't have such responsibilities. It's possible that a direct democracy could still be an unfair one.
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[*] Post 509713 posted on 17-10-2017 at 20:22 Reply With Quote


Abrogating responsibility. Think what daft things the chattering classes might come up with! Might even vote for Americexit!
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[*] Post 509715 posted on 17-10-2017 at 21:03 Reply With Quote


Might be high-jacked by foreign powers too.
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