Virtual Country by Richard Lang audiobook

Virtual Country: Strategy for 21st Century Democracy

By Richard Lang
Read by Todd Haberkorn

Waterside Productions, Inc. 9781945949678
4.08 Hours 1
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Virtual Country examines the current nexus of technology and western democracy, pointing to a historical opportunity for We the People to evolve our democracy to include a new public institution that enables a coherent, collective voice on the issues that affect us all. The book’s centerpiece is a proposal for a new online institution for citizen reengagement—the National Town Square. The Square would be a transparent, citizen-led, noncorporate, nongovernmental, nonpartisan online venue for individual advisory voting, moderated discussion, and fact-verified education on issues selected by citizens themselves. Virtual Country also examines the surround issues and risks associated with allowing the influence of big money in politics to be extended to online democracy. A must-listen for anyone interested in both the risks and opportunities presented at this historic moment in democracy’s evolution.

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Summary

Virtual Country examines the current nexus of technology and western democracy, pointing to a historical opportunity for We the People to evolve our democracy to include a new public institution that enables a coherent, collective voice on the issues that affect us all. The book’s centerpiece is a proposal for a new online institution for citizen reengagement—the National Town Square. The Square would be a transparent, citizen-led, noncorporate, nongovernmental, nonpartisan online venue for individual advisory voting, moderated discussion, and fact-verified education on issues selected by citizens themselves. Virtual Country also examines the surround issues and risks associated with allowing the influence of big money in politics to be extended to online democracy. A must-listen for anyone interested in both the risks and opportunities presented at this historic moment in democracy’s evolution.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Virtual Country…offers hope and a path forward, at a time when both are in short supply, and I would encourage anyone to invest the minimal amount of time required to read the book cover-to-cover. They won’t be disappointed.” Marc Genty, senior system engineer for the National Center for Atmospheric Research
“A blueprint for an issue-based, advisory voting system, which transcends the traditional allegiances of a two-party system, and allows every voice to be heard. Now, more than ever, an innovation like this is critical.” Peter Russell, author of The Global Brain
“Offering the actual methodology for designing change, as well as the tools to support it, Virtual Country is not just a road map, but a functional manifesto for a radical nonviolent revolution.” Barbara Fields, executive director of the Association for Global New Thought
Virtual Country offers a bold, inspiring, and doable vision for our democracy…A stunning piece of work, and beautifully written.” John Steiner, cofounder of the Bridge Alliance

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Author Bio: Richard Lang

Author Bio: Richard Lang

Richard Lang is Chairman & CEO of Democrasoft, Inc., a CA software development company focused on online voting and collaboration, with special emphasis on education and civic engagement. He was also a presenter at the World Cultural Forum in May 2013, speaking about online collaboration strategies. His new book, Virtual Country, offers a meta-plan for evolving democracy at the start of the twenty-first century.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 4.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English