Democracy. Finally.

Welcome.  

Democracy requires input from everyone, on every decision.

This blog is intended to follow the evolution of this idea from a mere thought, right through to a national solution. We will report status when changes occur, and provide a space for the growth and development of ideas.

Yes, we truly believe our tag line — Democracy. Finally.

And here we go….

 

Block chain voting in Africa

Indeed, the 21st century will be Africa’s time to shine.

This story briefly captures the use of a blockchain-based voting system in the recent Sierra Leone national election.

The inevitably of the move to digital voting seems undeniable. Our Proxy Agent system will fit nicely with this.

Sierra Leone just ran the first blockchain-based election

Why so few voters?

From the files of Seth Godin

It’s not an accident we’re disgusted. Politicians spend billions of marketing dollars to create the belief that voting is something that’s better to avoid.

They teach us that it’s not a responsibility we want to take. 
They make it feel like a hassle.

The solution is simple, fast and cheap. Show up and vote. Every time.

 I’m really excited to be building a way to make it really possible for people to do exactly that — participate in their own governance. 
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A reaction to the Las Vegas massacre

I’m done pretending that watered-down appeals, wrapped in vacuous non-partisan platitudes, are what will move this project along. If you think guns make sense in modern society, move along. We don’t need, or want you on this project. 

The majority of Americans do NOT own guns. According to a 2005 Gallup Poll, only 30% of Americans own a gun (http://news.gallup.com/poll/20098/gun-ownership-use-america.aspx

Further, the majority of Americans want to live free from fear. (Sorry, but I have no 3rd-party research to corroborate that assertion. If you doubt the truth of it, again, please stopped reading this blog. Goodbye.) 
For those who stayed, this site presents technical solutions to making every voice heard in civic discourse. It is my conviction that if the real *majority* were heard from, gun ownership in America would start moving in the direction of the more sane countries of the world, that is, guns would be banished from general circulation.

After the sadness of Las Vegas, I am redoubling my efforts to bring this voting technology to the world. Sanity must be given a chance to reign. 

Liquid Democracy

I was just introduced to the Liquid Democracy project. The aim is similar to our own, they key difference being our focus on the ProxyAgent technology. Our expectation is to allow for most of the activity in the system to be direct voting, wheras Liquid Democracy is premised on using Delegates.

Fascinating stuff, and very encouraging to see, and learn from, other experiements in this space.

Open-source?

In the interests in safety and security, both the Free and Fair Voting Platform, and the ProxyAgent Voter Personalization tool will be open-source software. Open-source means that all of the is published and available to the public. In addition to what private individuals may do, the Free and Fair Vote organization will engage 3rd party consultants to audit the entire codebase on a regular basis. This scrutiny allows users of the system to have full confidence that the code

a) does exactly what it claims to do,
b) secures and protects their personal information, and
c) accurately counts and records all votes, and ensures the desires of voters is respected.

 

ProxyAgent

The ProxyAgent:

– Is an intelligent assistant
– Learns and remembers User priorities and preferences
– Can be granted special access to watch a User to learn more about them
– Can be queried by an automated voting system
– Can contact a User for instruction when it has low confidence in its answer to any particular question
– Knows how to ingest new data, compare to a User profile, and gain knowledge