Sunday, November 08, 2009

information & communication


Read this. Its a fascinating little polemic. I'm downloading the torrent of the film as I type, which- also interestingly- was released under a Creative Commons licence.

Its kind of related to this previous, information-related rant.

Addition 15-11-09:

The film is pretty cool. Its basically an endorsement of direct democracy, which I wholly support. It reminds me of the sci-fi system created by Alastair Reynolds for his Revelation Space Universe where the inhabitants of The Glitter Band, a community of thousands of habitats orbiting a planet, all participate in direct democracy via a real-time communication network wired into their peripheral consciousness. Although real-time applications wired into our consciousness are probably a few generations away there is nothing to prevent a more straightforward system being accessible via the House of Commons website. We could all have electoral identities allowing us to register votes on issues passing through the House, preventing our elected morons from misrepesenting us.


  1. Cheers for the plug! I'm glad you enjoyed the review and hope the documentary doesn't disappoint! :D

  2. You're welcome! Keep up the good work, dude.


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