Agreements are more powerful than anything when it comes to the advancement of civilization. The consent of the governed works best for leaders too, each side having their own distinct roles and responsibilities. Diversity works best for forming agreements and keeping them, as long as you can discover what each participant is seeing and how they are feeling about it. Successful agreements are supported by good information. So why do we still see more conflict than resolution in the Information Age?
The answer is that flipping a coin doesn’t say much about the game or its players. Someone is either in or out, wining or losing, and nothing further can be said or gained from that experience. This type of bindless infects the very root. When you have more to know, read or say when it comes to finding the best coffee in town, then you and your leaders certainly deserve to improve their daily advantages, especially when the betterment of real lives is at stake.
Let’s start by asking questions and listening to answers on both sides. Let’s reward ambitious, capable leaders and assure concerned citizens. Through technology, all members of society can find each other, communicate and settle into a system that’s just right for the situation. “Heads or tails” becomes the least important consideration and the platform provides a more rewarding and convenient experience for discovering insights, rather than trudging through the streets of your city to punch a possibly swinging chad or drop your ballot into a box that’s hauled away.
If we like the cermony of it all then we can keep it, but let’s not rely on ceremony alone to perpetuate our quality of life. Let’s do something smarter and be ourselves, proudly. Let’s start today.