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Better political decision-making via better technology?
David Wood   Feb 17, 2015   David Wood  

This online video conference meeting looked at online voting, responsive democracy and - more generally - at the potential for better technology to enable better political decison-making. What are the opportunities and the risks these technologies bring to the democratic process?
The event featured a moderated Q&A with a number of political thinkers, transhumanists, and futurists.


*) David Orban, CEO of Dotsub:…

*) Andrius Kasparavičius, head of IT infrastructure, participant in elections and referendums both as candidate and as member of electoral commission:

*) Stuart Dambrot, Founder, Critical Thought Media:

Useful background reading/viewing:

*) BBC News: "Election should include online voting in 2020 - Bercow" -…

*) An 8 minute Computerphile video "Why electronic voting is a BAD idea" -…

*) Opposition to e-voting by a Green city coucilllor -…

Two weeks ago on Transpolitica:

The case for anarchist transhumanism?

This online video conference meeting looked at the case for Anarchist Transhumanism. It featured a moderated Q&A with Kris Notaro and Benjamin Abbott Summerspeaker, lead authors of the document "An Anarchist Transhumanist Manifesto".To quote from the start of that document: "Anarchist-Transhumanism is a branch of anarchism that takes seriously the values of traditional and modern anarchism and combines it with transhumanism and posthumanism…
"Note to anyone who is unfamiliar with the term 'Anarchism': It may turn you off from the start but be assured that 'anarchism' is the evolution of radical democracy, consensus decision making, freedom, and equality."


Kris Notaro, Managing Director, IEET

Benjamin Abbott Summerspeaker, IEET Affiliate Scholar

Waldemar Ingdhahl, director and founder of the Swedish policy think tank Eudoxa

David Wood, Executive Director, Transpolitica

Useful background reading:

"An Anarchist Transhumanist Manifesto":…

Kris Notaro:…

Benjamin Abbott Summerspeaker:…

Waldemar Ingdahl:

About Eudoxa:

About Transpolitica:

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