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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Democracy 2.0

I love online community-wide experiments. The last one I've enjoyed was The Smaller Picture - an interesting little experiment where thousands of viewers try to create a single picture by individually selecting whether to set some random pixel to black or white.

Today, I've stumbled on Democracy 2.0 (thanks to the Digg). Democracy 2.0 is an experiment, testing whether a wide range of individuals can create together a solid base for nation laws. From the site -

Democracy 2.0 hopes to answer the following question: if the country started from scratch today, meaning there are no laws, what laws would you make for society?
We hypothesize that collaboration through a wiki will filter social norms, transform these social norms into legislation, which in turn will produce superior laws to govern society.

Let's wait and see...


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