Reversing the trend of increasingly apathetic voters

Accelerated Democracy begins with the widespread trend that fewer people are voting in elections as years go by. It then suggests four ways in which technology could get people more involved in the democratic process. Few people are likely to think all four are good ideas, but they're all interesting and nicely executed, with varied visual aids:

  • PC software that monitors a voter's behaviour and then recommends who they should vote for.
  • Give more weight to the votes of those who can demonstrate some knowledge of political issues.
  • For local referendums, voters must have spent a certain period of time in the locality to be eligible (this being monitored by location-aware technologies).
  • Allow voters to monitor whether the candidates they vote for keep their electoral promises.

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