Alex Moll replied to the topic Win a Ticket to PDF – How has the Internet changed your life? in the forum Technology 7 years, 12 months ago
The Internet has profoundly changed my outlook for democracy. Technology offers a convenient license and powerful means for change. As such, the Internet has given me a reliable hope that more deliberative, flatter, and effective democracies around the world are possible. This refers to the potential we now have to leverage ICT for not only traditional expressions of civic involvement, such as voting or petitioning, but for collaboration even in the drafting of public policy.
This is huge. This has big implications for which most governments, including our own, still must revise current administrative policies to truly accommodate and leverage the Internet for greater efficiency, economy, equity, effectiveness, and justice. From campaigns to internal controls of agencies, if done right, the power of Internet and can now improve the process and policy outcomes of a republic. Because of this, the direction and activities of my career will co-evolve with the availability and opportunity of online public participation. The Internet opens up public service and puts the ‘public’ squarely into public policy. It is both a portal and policy table for government decision-making.
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