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I’m a firm believer that the democratic system that we have nowadays, or the way that it’s implemented is not a result of a deeper truth, but rather is also a result of a deeper philosophy and constraints that are provided by technology. I’m sure that if the Founding Fathers of the United States had had access to the Internet, probably they would have done a more direct form of democracy at that time. Obviously they had to do the best that they can with the technology that was available.
I think that nowadays, maybe we’re not yet prepared for direct democracy. But I’m pretty sure that in 100 or 200 years from now, that’s going to be an obvious way of making decisions collectively, because the technology is making it obvious. There’s big value in that. People tend to own the decisions that they make, not the decisions that are made by those that they choose. That is a fundamental difference.