Peer Democracy

Let me introduce Peer democracy; self-limited direct democracy as an alternative to representative democracy. Internet makes it possible to establish new forms of democracy. The purpose of Peer democracy is to realize Robert Dahl‘s criteria for ideal democracy. The system utilizes collective intelligence while avoiding information overload and the iron law of oligarchy.

Division of Labor instead of Division of People

Rational decision-making takes time and requires knowledge. Peer Democracy solves the problem by letting the citizens decide on a few issues each. This means that everyone can concentrate on the issues they are interested in. In contrast, Representative Democracy solves the problem by letting the people vote on who should be allowed to decide.

Knowledge is unevenly distributed both between and within people. A person is often knowledgeable in one area but ignorant in another. We usually have more knowledge about subjects we find important. Peer Democracy limits the influence to 1-3 issues a year that the people choose themselves. It provides a specialization, a “division of labour” among the citizens. To encourage participation, a new cryptocurrency is introduced to reward democratic activity.

Most Urgent at the Global Level

It is easiest to introduce Peer Democracy where no previous democratic parliament exists. This is the case in the world as a whole. At the global level, anarchy still prevails, which makes it difficult to make the necessary decisions for mankind and the planet. Global laws should apply to the entire planet. Formerly sovereign nations may instead find themselves becoming world regions. Our unprotected world oceans also deserve very much needed protection.

Three Steps to Launch Global Peer Democracy

  1. Smartphone with digital ID
    The prerequisite for participation is that the users have a smartphone with a digital ID. An important requirement is that only natural persons can vote – no robots, companies or organizations. Over 70 percent of the world’s population already have a smartphone. To be able to vote, you must be able to identify yourself with your smartphone.
  2. Download the voting app gives 10 Pollar
    With the mobile, you can also download the app for Peer Democracy. Then you also get 10 Pollar, a new cryptocurrency that is equivalent to dollars. Unlike other cryptocurrencies, Pollar rewards democratic work. Everyone who participates gets a small sum. The cryptocurrency simultaneously verifies voting and guarantees anonymity.
  3. Vote by using the app on the mobile.
    To vote, you identify yourself with a digital ID. The question in the first referendum is:
    Do you support the establishment of a people-governed, transparent, self-limited direct-democratic parliament on the Internet that has the power to enact global laws?

People-governed means that only people are allowed to vote. No nations, companies, robots, or other artificial systems. The future of humanity must be decided by human beings, therefore only we have the right to vote.

Transparent, on the Internet, means that the global parliament is with us everywhere. All matters, debates, decisions, and costs are reported openly. The system is available 24-7 worldwide via the Internet. Transparency also prevents corruption, fraud, and power abuse.

Directly democratic in the sense that the votes are equally valuable (one person-one vote) and everyone has the same opportunity to participate.

Self-limited means that we choose which issues we want to be involved in and decide on. Cases are limited to 1-3 per person and year Globally. The limitation gives us time to get acquainted with the issues, and experienced decision-makers lead to better decisions.

Human Governed, Direct Democratic, Self-Limited, Global on the Internet

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