Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Lecture: The Internet will Transform Government

In this TED talk, Clay Shirky explains  how democracies can take a lesson from the Internet both in terms of transparency as well as in drawing upon the knowledge of their citizens.  Shirky argues that the history of the modern world could be rendered as the history of ways of arguing, where changes in media change what sort of arguments are possible — with deep social and political implications.

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