Architecture of a Technodemocracy: How Technology and Democracy Can Revolutionize Governments, Empower the 100%, and End the 1% System Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- File Size : 3942 KB
- Publication Date : April 22, 2018
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 436 pages
- Publisher : technodemocracy.us (April 22, 2018)
- ASIN : B07CMPKGXD
- Language: : English
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #437,128 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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After a lengthy look at the history of American government, Hanania sets forth the legal, technical, and social requirements for a Technodemocracy in America. I thought the technical section would be over my head, but he does a good job of explaining the jargon and history of the technical requirements, namely a user platform (starting with an e-voting service) and block chain security (to protect it from government and corporate influence).
When discussing the characteristics for a Technodemocratic candidate, he even talks about his short run as a Technodemocratic candidate for senate in 2016. Obviously he was not successful, but the Technodemocratic candidates have to try if they’re ever to make change.
I found the most interesting parts of this book to be when he actually gets down to the logistics of making a Technodemocratic republic a reality. Jason M. Hanania has a clear understanding of how this new world can be built, and the ability to persuade others to contribute to it.
This book does an incredible job of showing how technology and persuasive power can entice an entire society to act against itself. It essentially allows those with the most wealth, power and influence to dictate the terms of life for the rest of us. It also outlines how that same technology and wisdom can be placed back into the hands of society to bring about effective change, without violence, without bloodshed and by acting with ethics and courage instead of only an interest for only the wealthy.
The historical background provided along with the ease in which the author makes it relevant in today’s world is profound. You finish the book with a true understanding of where we’ve been, where we are and where we could go if act. While it is a plausible future for American society down the road, it also gives you some insight on our political background while exposing just how helpless we’ve become as a society despite the fact we have the power to enact change. Easy 5 starts for this book!
It uses technology to try and forge a utopian society. It seems to make everyone's voice heard, as used to occur in town meetings but became near impossible on a large scale, or so the argument was. His system has many attractive principles, like no political parties, true tax reduction, and no campaign donations. It is intended to use a high security blockchain program, which is how Bitcoin functions, and is supposed to give part to all participants rather than be monopolized by a small percentage.
Hanania begins by stating his premise and prepared points before diving in, I like organized authors who take the time to outline and form complete arguments. Many compelling ideas are revealed, like the comparison of the right to bear arms with net neutrality. This book is well worth the read, it's info packed and provides nearly every answer to any question you might have regarding this new political thought movement. Even if you don't agree with every point, the education is a necessary one.
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Power to the people:
"The Evoting Service would provide 100% of the American people the perpetual ability to collectively act in the following ways: • Create new laws • Amend existing laws • Deploy the military • Investigate, or check, any aspect of government • Appoint government positions, such as judges • Construct infrastructure • Take any other action the legislative branch has the constitutional power to take • Make administrative changes to the User Platform"