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?
Imagine a high-tech election process where a weight factor is assigned to the vote (not the citizen) via a process…medium.com