Category Archives: Interesting Debates

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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Rise of the Non-Traditional Web Worker

Micro-tasking, crowdsourcing and distributed work over the Web will enable traditionally excluded groups, such as the elderly, the poor, the rural, and the stay-at-home parent to stay active and engaged in the economy. Dawn suggested how online networking will allow … Continue reading

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What Role, F2F?

Today most government services are delivered in face to face (F2F) and in person. Virtualization and automation promise to greatly speed up and enhance these services. If all your services come from an app on your phone (or in your … Continue reading

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What will citizens expect in the future?

IT has increased consumer expectations of the speed and capabilities of their environment.  From “Smart Fridges” to “Mass Customization”, a new generation of citizens may expect instant, personal and highly involved service. Is this realistic?  Is it even desirable?  User Deon … Continue reading

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Privatisation versus Public Goods

Many players are suggesting that government give up responsibility for public services to other actors. Suggestions for who these should be range from individual citizens, to citizen groups and coalitions, from private corporations to automatic services.  There are significant risks and … Continue reading

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In the future, will robots replace our elected officials?

I’ve seen very interesting cards suggesting the possibility that elected officials will one day become a thing of the past. But what will replace our leader focused governance structures? Will it be drones?   Granted, the Drones have to be … Continue reading

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Incentivizing Civic Engagement

There are a lot of great ideas being generated in this game, and most of these ideas are asking for citizens to actively participate. Eleos asks what is the incentive here?   Prana.humbly, Samgta, and many others suggest financial incentives. … 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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To Tax or Not to Tax

Hello Connected Citizens! We have been busy innovating and debating the value of taxation. A wide array of ideas have already been shared. From innovative tax models and uses: To how to improve our tax systems:     And ultimately analyzing how taxes … Continue reading

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