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I live in the Chelmsford, UK. Chelmsford has a population of approx. 110,000 and the representative is Simon Burns, MP. In parliament, Mr Burns will vote on either what he wants or what he thinks his constituents want. In either of these scenario's, Mr Burns will be wrong more often than he's right. Therefore, i would propose that instead of Mr Burns using his own judgement on important matters, he should take a number of constituents and let their vote decide.
It's a serious undertaking, for sure. We have tools we can use right now, available today.
Encryption, Virtual Private Networks, Biometrics, and even Fraud Detection using anomalous pattern detection - used extensively by credit card companies - but the technology is applicable to voting patterns too.
Add to this the transparency of a government built on "open source" code and a core of exceptional individuals to spot holes in it, I think we have an impressive list of tools at our disposal to solve this.
Actually, such a system could replace the government. An impartial, disinterested record center for storing contracts and identities.
The technology depicted in Daemon and FreedomTM may seem like science fiction, but it actually exists . . .
A former systems consultant to Fortune 1000 companies, Daniel Suarez has designed and developed mission-critical software for the defense, finance, and entertainment industries. An avid gamer and technologist, he lives in Los Angeles, California.
Originally posted by Scorchio
reply to post by Unity_99
But we have local councils in every town, run by the local people. And they're all jumping on the bandwagon of personal greed. Salaries are huge, pay rises far above inflation, pensions that run into millions and still no accountability.
The big problem here is that it's not just government officials who are greedy; People in general are greedy and will do whatever they can to feather their own nest, within the legal remit. And what makes it worse is that the media seem to encourage this, even promote it. True values are a thing of the past with most people and we now seem to be at a point where money is everything.
The Daemon is very helpful, but ruthless at the same time. It follows the will of it's local and global users according to approval and what your skill levels are.