TED: What is the new Democracy Model for the internet age?

I was so pleased to get this article published on the ABC site – and it goes to an issue I really think our politicians should think more carefully about. It really is time we thought about upgrading the way we use technology in our democratic systems…

Right up top, [Pia] hit us with the quite confronting reality that our political system is “nineteenth century-designed and based on technologies of the fifteenth century.” How ridiculous is that? And she is quite right of course. Few feel fully engaged in the process that is articulated using – as Pia put it – language written “by lawyers, for lawyers” (“programmatic specificity” springs to mind!)

You can watch Pia’s whole presentation here: