Democracy needs way more bandwidth
Democracy in its current form is largely assumed to be representative, this made sense back in the day, when pen and paper were the most advanced technologies. But still now, once every four years, we open up the bandwidth and let a load of decisions go through the pipes. But old bureaucracies couldn’t cope with that for long, so we keep it to one decision every 4 years. Even referendums are actually representative, they’re not direct. To choose In or Out of the EU for instance was still mainly choosing between two ideologies. The nuance of each part of the conversation like immigration, the economy, travel…etc are so much more complex. Having a say in those things would be direct democracy.
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