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


This video is excellent, but too short.

Rather than be assigned to a nation and made a tax slave to policies you do not support, self-governance with web-based communities could lead to virtual nations. Libertopia could exist next door to Communisia, Socialiria and Democratia. It would be sticky at first, but if we get away from fear based media, people operating on facts and mutual respect for the liberty to choose can prevail.

We can change the very essence of "government" and by "we" I mean US. We already practice this in a microcosm. Like a thread? Vote it up. Don't like it? Let it fade away. Do we need to "vote" to know what issues are important to OUR community? Never - you can tell at a glance by checking the "top posts" section.

Be the change you want to see.

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