Clay Shirky: How the Internet will (one day) transform government

The open-source world has learned to deal with a flood of new, oftentimes divergent, ideas using hosting services like GitHub -- so why can't governments? In this rousing talk Clay Shirky shows how democracies can take a lesson from the Internet, to be not just transparent but also to draw on the knowledge of all their citizens.

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Comment by Peter Feltham on October 19, 2012 at 14:38

A propos, this just in... crowdsourcing repairs to damaged homes that are still not dealt with in New Orleans:

Comment by Peter Feltham on October 19, 2012 at 14:35

A brilliant call to arms re participatory democracy! Thanks for posting that Annabelle.



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