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Open Information and Citizen Voice: The Vehicles for Greater Government Accountability

What makes a person choose to engage in the community?  Typically, people do not engage for the sake of engagement, but because they are concerned about a specific issue impacting their lives.  Major barriers to engagement include a lack of … Continue reading

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Welcome Boing Boing Readers

Many of you are arriving by way of Boing Boing, where our colleague David Pescovitz has posted a nice write-up on Connected Citizens. With just about an hour-and-a-half to go you’d better get going adding your micro-forecasts, provocations and insights … Continue reading

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Latest Update: 4400+ cards Played By 385+ Players

Even as our research team starts gearing up to analyze the pile of micro-forecasts and provocations that have been posted – some 4418 as of 8:00 am PST, new issues and debates are still burning. Sparked by a concern about … Continue reading

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One Last Push Into the Future of Connected Citizenship: 6 Hours Left to Play!

It’s been a frenzied 18 hours of massively collaborative forecasting. We’re well over 2,000 cards played, with hundreds of participants weighing in from more than three dozen countries. (Update: As of 7:30am PST 23 January, we have had participants from … Continue reading

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Where to, Transparency?

The concept of transparency in government is almost assumed these days. But how is this playing out here, on Connected Citizens? For some it means getting access to raw data, from spreadsheets, real-time video feeds, or pricing, whether in education, … Continue reading

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The Pulse: 5 Hours In, 1800 cards, 37 countries

The first 5 hours of Connected Citizens has seen amazing levels of participation, both in numbers of ideas exchanged and in countries represented. So far, we have close to 1800 cards played by hundreds of players worldwide. This is truly … Continue reading

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Big Ideas About the Future of Government

It’s still too early to tell what all of this idea generation, foresight sharing and insight tagging will add up, but a couple of themes are starting to emerge from my explorations of the nearly 1000 cards that have been … Continue reading

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It Takes The Whole World to Make a Good Forecast

For the more than 18 months since we first came up with the idea of throwing a 24-hour, no-holds-barred Foresight Engine brainstorm on the future of citizenship and government, our hopes for engaging a global audience were high. Less than … Continue reading

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What new tools can we envision to totally disrupt governance?

Player lorriechips has dared to ask a tough question,     While many cards played address this issue piecemeal, how can we envision a completely different governance structure from the one we have now? How do we begin to disrupt … Continue reading

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First Glimpses of the Future of Connected Citizenship

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 … Continue reading

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