INTERNET OF VOTERS
Peer to Peer, Decentralised, Distributed, Tokenised, Blockchain-based, Globally Conscious, Open Source, Bottom-up/Top-down, Civic Administration, what could be easier?
IOV is a proposal for decentralised civic administration, as an alternative to the incumbent democratic systems. IOV proposes to distribute our current democratic processes, within a blockchain based peer to peer network, allowing for greater input and influence by its’ voting constituents. IOV proposes a future democracy which is separated into areas of specified governance, providing accurate input by those most energised and incentivised to deliver the best to their sector. Everyone will have the opportunity to participate in the administration of democratic processes, and have their input appreciated on its merits, by their peers.
Peer to Peer
A peer to peer network allows all its users the opportunity to participate and contribute, equally, in that network.
Decentralisation is a move away from the tenets of central planning, which over time, has a tendency to shift toward tyranny. Centralised control over government, business, currencies or organisations of any type generally, tend to ossify over time, as the mandate of that entity becomes too rigid, and tends to favour those in power. Democracy eventually tends toward corruption, whereas a decentralised entity remains at the command of its constituents.
Similar to decentralisation, networks can provide distributed sharing of ideas, governance, fiscal value, and the like, so every users are able to participate, and they are as inclusively enabled within the network, as any other user.
An electronic token, with zero economic value, can be used within a democratic system, to represent the will of the voter. Tokens can be issued to voters, then consequently ‘spent’ in the democratic process to show support for ones’ preferences.
Blockchain based programming has the potential to change the landscape of computing, perhaps forever. Blockchain builds, layer upon layer, delivering exceptional levels of security as a core function of the program. This is why blockchain and Bitcoin are synonymous, as the layering effect, which is irreversible, and immutable, provides the secure layer to the newest form of money. This security is equally valuable as the foundation of a voting system.
The collective psyche of all beings is now able to be collated, for the good of all. As computing, particularly artificial intelligence, develops, information is able to be shared and accurately utilised. This has the potential to employ all the best minds and intentions on the planet, to contribute to the enhancement of all civilisation. To this end, the collaborative mental energy of all humanity can combine within the ‘machine’.
IOV is intended to be an open source program, in the same vane as Bitcoin, or Linux, or Loomio, or any of the many standout new projects which leave the door open for community participation in the code.
IOV is intended for use for small scale organisations, all the up to the largest, whilst providing influence upon the system equally for the individual, whether they wish to contribute to the lowest levels, or the highest.
Management of civic affairs can be executed efficiently by those who participate in their chosen fields, without the corruptible influence which centralised government power is exposed to. IOV intends to distribute administration of civic affairs, and provide an even distribution of influence to the choices we have available, in the development of our society and environment.
Publish theory and begin debate on validity
Launch crowdfunding and invite open source contribution
Invite broad discussion on constitution, mechanics of platform, and format for voter education process
Provide working solution
Run test modelling with small entities
Publish to the world wide web, to be used freely.