Supporting the Google Group that can be found at the link below, this group provides a place for those on GovLoop and interested in Government 2.0 as it relates to Australia.
Gov 3.0 - Engagement in the year 2030
March 21, 2010 at 10:43 pm #95586
So what does the future hold?
So check out my post and see what you think. After all, 2030 is not that far away. Always risky getting the crystal ball out of course. Have a bash yourself.
What do you see happening in the future?
March 24, 2010 at 1:04 pm #95592
Well firstly Gov 3.0 isn't going to wait for 20 yrs. We are already talking about Web 4.0 as the symantec web takes hold and the interactive web is becoming a reality. The juniors will be middle aged and the middle aged will be seniors trying to be middle aged. Computers will be more compact and maybe voice operated so we can talk our blogs into existence. Scary because we won't know who the crazies are as we will all be talking to ourselves.
I can see like minded governments, Canada, UK and Australia, collaborating over policy development and disseminating it across a wider audience to the benefit of all. Those media polls will actually be meaningful as constituents are able to vote via text, blog etc directly into a dataset. Political parties will know instantly if a government decision was well recieved or if their current leader really is the one the majority want. I can see less need for formal paper based elections.
I still believe storage of online social media conversations is going to be a major worry for governments and archival professionals.
We may not need formal voting as the
March 24, 2010 at 1:07 pm #95590
Public servants, especially in the Federal Australian PS already collaborate on many fronts, especially those of us in Communications - hence my presence in here.
August 1, 2010 at 12:27 am #95588
Enjoyed your forecasts (and it is not easy to use a crystal ball, let alone interpret what you see!).
One comment that needs expressing (for discussion) from your post and Cris' comment here is that we need to separate the technology from the philosophical debate (of community engagement etc).
I would like to see us continue to refer to the technology under its current banner (Web2.0) and refer to the debate on Community Engagement by Government as Gov2.0
So Cris' comments (I assume) about Gov4.0 are about Web4.0, the technology and not about the state of play of our applying latest technology to the issues of engaging our communities (Gov2.0).
We are struggling to get Gov2.0 concepts working!
The BIG issue in Gov (what ever flavour) is acceptance in "cultural change" and we are struggling with this at Gov2.0. We need to get the cultural changes issues (both internally and externally) resolved before we try to move forward with the next version of "engagement".
Let's try to separate the technology from the cultural issues. Technology (because of its commercial nature) will always be ahead of what we need and what we can sensibly apply.
Happy to debate the technology verses the cultural issues but will leave the "crystal balling" to others.
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