Future of Democracy

“Politics – there is no bigger market to disrupt.” (Semil Shah)

The Internet and in particular Social Media have deeply affected democracy. We see political movemnts rising out of facebook communities, activists rallying campaigns via Twitter, governments overthrown by rising masses, loosly connected and hardly organized. This talk shows current trends in political culture and connects these with the loose threads of technological and cultural changes to set up an operational framework for decisionmaking.

– Networked Grassroot Movements: the Net community fights back
– Astroturfing and Slacktivism: faking political activity
– Social Media Uprisings: Arab spring
– Liquid Democracy: non-representative, transparent, open