Our political system is beyond broken. People are losing influence with and confidence in elected representatives. Corrosive and destructive discourse is driving polarization beyond just politics. It is destroying faith in our system and democratic way of life. The proof is that over 100 countries have declining democratic performance scores. Democracy replaced monarchy as the dominant form of government until 2012. For the first time since the enlightenment, democracy is retreating. Some of the best-known democracies have gone, we lost Hong Kong last year. Who is next? This is a big business opportunity to build a new social network to address this massive problem.
Democracy and medicine are both products of the #enlightenment; meaning they were invented at roughly the same time. However, unlike medicine which has evolved, from a handful of treatments (humours, leeches, tonics, and blind luck) to an unlimited number of personalized treatments whenever and wherever needed, #politics has largely remained the same; a once every few years popularity contest. Does that seem right to you?
Create Democracy’s Social Network, where individuals can exercise political power. This new social network produces data that is very valuable. Its value derives from the data unequalled accuracy and predictive value.
It’s called CITIZN.
The People’s API, powered by the CITIZN #socialnetwork. Funded by #investors, big or small, who want to fix this problem and ultimately sold to the people in each country, CITIZN will enable people to completely flip the script on how politics works and make money doing it. That money pooled together according to the CITIZN charter can be put to good use improving the societies they live in. Best of all, politicians aren’t invited.