How could technology improve democracy?

A sophisticated model at the heart of the democratic process — the voting mechanism — could reshape how civilians conceive politics and how they participate in defining their own future.

Imagine a hi-tech voting procedure where each vote reflects the level of contextual understanding of the voter at the time of voting.

The level of understanding — captured through randomized, anonymized, apolitical questions as part of the voting process — is reflected as a weight factor adjusting the contribution/importance of the vote.

The higher the level of context understanding — that is, the reality — by the citizen at the time of voting, the higher the importance of the vote.

A strong motivation for people to understand reality in order to gain more power in shaping their future — regardless their socio-economic status.

Would you trust AI to manage this process?

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