Wisdom Network opportunity
The EDemocracy online political network (EDemocracy) is a Web 3.0 online political network (or facebook) which aims to enhance democracy by providing a costless and immediate means to distribute information, facilitate collaboration, exchange content, manage workflow, deliver transparency and allow political sovereignty to be exercised directly by citizens. The content includes profiles, processes and outcomes. Profiles are self-published by each politicians, citizens, government executives and institutions. Process content includes issues (military, economic, social, environmental, etc), Priorities, policies (proposed, pending, current, redundant), Projects (government expenditure, volunteers, partners needed. Outcome content includes announcements, videos, audio, reports (feasibility, economic, financial, environmental, industry, market) blogs, pictures and articles. All content is linked and rated for quality and quantity.
The EDemocracy online political networks applies Web 3.0 online network principles. This includes semantic search, peer to peer networks, communities of common interest focused on a common purpose, comprehensive user generated content, workflow management, scalable open source web applications and cloud computing power from Amazon.
Improves the way news and information are shared within the community
The network provides direct and immediate communication between politicians, government executives, citizens and other organisations. There is no restriction on the amount or type of information that can be delivered between democratic participants. It provides a single information source for local, state, federal and international democratic processes.
Politicians self-publish their profile, process and outcome content at a single location for review by the community. Citizens participate in democracy by reviewing issues, rating content, setting priorities, sharing their knowledge and experience, contributing opinions, linking and volunteering. Government executives can keep citizens informed about the political process directly.
This is new and different from what already exists
The traditional model of democracy determines outcomes based on ideology – left or right. The eDemocracy model allows all participants to see through the community to determine outcomes based on issues.
Information is currently distributed via expensive privately owned channels – television, print, magazines. Communications is limited to a few, short one sided broadcasts. A Web 3.0 network allows people to see through the community and facilitate collective learning, exchange an decisions concerning comprehensive global political information in hours, rather short messages about local politics over a few months. Robert Zoellick, president of the World Bank, said recently the world needs a “Facebook” of global economic government: a fluid, interconnected network of international institutions with a flexible steering group of leading countries. With critical mass, transparency occurs and sovereignty is exercised directly by citizens.
Democracy 3.0 is a specific group of things and books in a Network Society
Comms Day conference presentation
EDemocracy 3.0 is part of Economic Development 4.0