Thursday, 20 August 2015

Politics and Technology

I wonder if in the future politicians will just post their credentials on social media during an election, much like we currently do on sites like Tinder. Then the electorate will just swipe left or right based on who they like for the job.

Party platforms, emotional contributions and expressions of care limited not by the audience, but by a character limit of 189.

What happens when we further allow the events of close to home to be broadcast for the world to see online?

A social engineering continued to allow not only Canadians, but the world to partake in the affairs of an election.

After all...we all have to eat, we all have to sleep, almost all of us pay taxes and as such we all care for our families. I would hope everyone wishes to avoid corruption and accepts the promotion of a free and fair system, but who knows really.

Yes...a day when our technology becomes so secure, so advanced that even our elections, as fragile as they are, become the next client of some social media giant. Would probably cost a lot less to implement, when you ignore the fees imposed contractually by whomever hosts the software.

Maybe this is our (un)natural progression required to become the people of science fiction, like a stepping stone closer to Star Trek and a world united.

What do you think? 

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