Connected Citizens is underway and already our citizen-forecasters have risen to the occaision. In just the first half-hour, we’ve seen some novel ideas, feasible innovations in the next decade:
- MR points out how Iceland opened up its constitutional re-writing process online.
- Moose suggests pre-emptive home energy audits that would be used to target incentives
But they are also nailing some key systemic issues. “What are the barriers to creating these new civic innovations?” we have asked as a challenge.
- “User interface!” exclaims Denis Pansu, “we are at prehistoric era of participation.”
- “Tyranny of the time-rich…?” asks justinpickard, calling into question the motivations and prospects for crowdsourcing delivery of public services.
We’re just scratching the surface. More great ideas, builds and plot twists are coming in every minute.