The story behind Public-Democracy…..
Back in 2007 Eric Gyors & Gary Davis found they agreed strongly about this fundamental functional flaw in the way democracies were performoing. Why it was that governments of all persuasions seemed to be profoundly disliked by many of the people who had voted for them. They quickly came to the conclusion that there was a serious problem, not necessarily in what governments did but in how they did it … and in particular in how poorly actions and decisions taken by governments were communicated back to the voters.
Ideally communication should occur prior to any major decisions, allowing for electorate feedback and the adjustment of policies and decisions to more accurately reflect the needs of constituents. More importantly, any decisions which were likely to be unpopular could be properly explained and the resultant public backlash minimized, because most people would be prepared to put up with unpopular decisions if they had some prior explanation presented in an easy to understand and compelling form.
It was clear that there was a singularly large disconnect between the general public and their elected representatives. People would vote for 'someone', but more often than not this 'someone' was a person that they had never met and in many instances had never even heard of. Basically people were asked to entrust their well-being and that of their family to a total stranger. Usually it would be very difficult to speak directly to elected representatives, and people would be fobbed off with form letters, which often didn't address their specific question.
Hardly the basis for a trusted relationship.
On the other side of the fence, politicians have always had enormous difficulty in getting their message out to their constituents. This was largely because the mainstream media, on which they heavily rely, would either not be interested in running their media releases or their story. Or worse, they would sensationalise the story with their own particular brand of 'spin', in order to sell more copies of their publication.
All in all a pretty unsatisfactory arrangement.
So what’s the solution …..?
"What if elected representatives or potential candidates could communicate directly to voters, by-passing the middle man (the media). And then what if the public could communicate back directly and make their feelings known about what was being proposed. And what if the candidate or politician could then immediately see what the response was and react and/or respond back again to the members of the public ?"
In essence, two-way communication, un-tampered, un-spun, in a real-time live environment.
Using an 'App' which is downloadable to any mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android or computer), people can now hear and view directly from their elected representatives and candidates. They can get the story first hand, 'un-spun' by any third party, and decide for themselves what they think of what is being proposed. Once they’ve viewed the proposal, policy or message, they can respond - in real time, and let the other side know exactly how they feel about what is being said or proposed... without fear or favour ... without interference from any 'minders' or media outlets.
As well as being able to have unfettered communication, the public can also see how everybody else who responds feels about the issues.
(“Does everybody else agree with me or am I out there on my own….. where do I fit in?”)
This is Democracy, with a capital 'D'…… (for Direct)
For the first time ever in modern times (well perhaps outside of the ancient Greeks who invented Democracy) people can get engaged in the major processes that will affect their lives, their future and that of their children and their children's children. An unheard of and impossible to achieve concept (up to now), thanks to technology and innovative thinking, has become a reality.
Depending on which mobile device you’re using you can now download the ‘Public-Democracy App’ from either the Apple App-Store or the Google App-Store.
Your future is in your hands... it's now up to you…..