posted on Oct, 17 2013 @ 09:26 PM
reply to post by John_Rodger_Cornman
A couple of questions first though:
1 - Do you mean all "democratic" government(s) or are we talking about a specific gov't (US or UK)?
2 - I think you mean replacing the representatives, not the entire government as things still need to get done after the voting is over - correct?
I'll take a US-centric view and assume the answer to #2 is yes.
So you're advocating direct voting (plebiscite) with a machine being the final arbiter of the results. I think it could work and has many possible
advantages. In order to get people used to the idea, your best bet might be to use this system in certain specific circumstances initially. Say, any
vote on an issue/law that directly affects Congress or the presidency.
Once everyone can see that that works you can then roll it out to cover other areas of law incrementally, but it should be large swatches so that the
total cut-over doesn't take forever.
The technical issues are relatively minor to ensure the integrity of the transmitted data and to unequivocally establish the identity and validity of
the voter (I'm assuming we'll be able to do this from a tablet-type device at our leisure within the proscribed voting period).
So from a practical standpoint: do-able and potentially very advantageous for the citizens.
From a realistic/political standpoint: It doesn't have a snowballs chance in hell of ever getting passed/done by the current form of gov't absent
some sort of extreme "event".
That doesn't mean we shouldn't try and implement some elements of this scenario though...
edit on 10/17/2013 by Riffrafter because: (no reason given)