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:
http://www.fastcoexist.com/1680759/revitalizing-new-orleans-by-crow...

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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Posted by Peter Feltham on September 14, 2014 at 19:45 2 Comments

My friend David Wilcox pointed me at this link: it's wonderful. And thought-provoking

http://www.brainpickings.org/2014/09/09/wisdom-in-the-age-of-information/

Honda show their Smart Towing technology

Posted by Peter Feltham on September 13, 2014 at 23:51 0 Comments

I am following the developments within the Connected Car market, - namely the ability for future cars to talk to each other, exchanging information and performing useful services. It is developing at a very fast rate now that the basic hardware and software plaforms are available to the manufacturers.

Here's an interesting example - which would be useful if a driver became incapacitated so the vehicle would need to be recovered.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/13/us-autos-tech-connected-idUSKBN0H809W20140913

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