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The Future of Decision-Making: Democracy, "Infomocracy" & Accountability

  • OpenGov Hub 1110 Vermont Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20005 United States (map)

Can you imagine a future where democracy has evolved into micro-democracy and governments compete for dominance across tens of thousands of tiny jurisdictions in a global election? Imagine any centennial of one hundred thousand citizens able to vote for any government it wants, and governments knitting their scattered constituents together with virtual technology and common laws. That is the reality in Infomocracy,  a science fiction political thriller by debut author Malka Older, an experienced humanitarian aid and development worker.

Infomocracy offers a thought experiment for how democracy - and its competitors - can evolve in a global, digital age, and how such adaptations might affect our societies. The Accountability Lab works with people to build accountability mechanisms with their own governments supports grassroots processes driving adaptation in the present. So come join us for a discussion of the book, issues of democracy, participation, and governance, and the future of decision-making for all of us. 

This event is being hosted by OpenGov Hub member, Accountability Lab.