Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Feb 2012 11:22 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems No matter where you look these days, there's a profound sense here in the west that the people no longer having any tangible control over what our governments do. Sure, we are allowed to vote every once in a while, but effectively, most of our countries are governed by backroom deals and corporate interests. If matters really do get out of hand, how do we fight this? Well, with technology of course!
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RE: Speak for yourself!!!
by JAlexoid on Mon 20th Feb 2012 13:24 UTC in reply to "Speak for yourself!!!"
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And you think that direct democracy scales? Or that direct democracy is a good way of preserving freedoms in all scenarios?

The only scalable thing is stupidity - it has no limits.

And obviously there is the Power Distance Index and other cultural differences. But people that preach their beliefs onto others never care about "those silly things"... isn't it right, Mr Preacher?

And in no way I am for the American 2 party system, it's not representative and has more divisions than a multi-party system as a result(conservative/moderate/extreme on both sides).

In short, ideally a meritocracy would be the perfect system of government, but it implies either aristocracy, autocracy or everyone being on the same level of education/intellect. And we get back to the same utopian visions that Marx had about economic systems.

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