for Government What is Assembl? Assembl is an online application that enables hundreds or even thousands of people to work together effectively on the definition of new ideas. The application supports the belief that with the proper conditions, people working together can think smarter than any one member of the group could alone. FuturICT FET Flagship Today, we know more about the universe than about our society. It's time to use the power of information to explore social and economic life on Earth and discover options for a sustainable future. Together, we can manage the challenges of the 21st century, combining the best of all knowledge.
Let's Innovate Against ISIS German poet Friedrich Hölderlin once wrote, "But where the danger is, grows the saving power also." Much has been made of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)'s technological prowess--its slick recruitment videos on Al Hayat, its glossy pages in Dabiq magazine, and its endless volley of grisly tweets from the towns they "liberate." The ISIS trope now reads: Technologically savvy terrorists leverage social media to recruit youth, who, lacking jobs, economic opportunity, and dignity, take up arms and fight alongside extremists in hopes for a better future. However, in focusing on the dangers of technology in the Middle East, the world seems to have forgotten its saving power. Today, technology is finding its way into the hands of men and women throughout the region, creating a new generation of Middle East entrepreneurs ready to make their mark on the world.
ALEC – American Legislative Exchange Council More than 40 years ago, a small group of state legislators and conservative policy advocates met in Chicago to implement a vision: A nonpartisan membership association for conservative state lawmakers who shared a common belief in limited government, free markets, federalism, and individual liberty. Their vision and initiative resulted in the creation of a voluntary membership association for people who believed that government closest to the people was fundamentally more effective, more just, and a better guarantor of freedom than the distant, bloated federal government in Washington, D.C. At that meeting, in September 1973, state legislators, including then Illinois State Rep. Henry Hyde, conservative activist Paul Weyrich, and Lou Barnett, a veteran of then Gov. Ronald Reagan’s 1968 presidential campaign, together with a handful of others, launched the American Legislative Exchange Council.
ThinkSkill Life is confusing. What does it all mean? So begins philosophy. When you think philosophically, you question your assumptions about yourself, other people, and the world, to clarify your perspective and deepen your understanding of what matters to you.
E-Voting Taskforce - E2D International Members of this task force are in charge of helping develop an open-source e-democracy system to be adopted by any E2D party or other organizations for electronic direct democratic decision-making. Basic general information about solutions related to e-voting: authentication, voting, amongst others. Requirements (in construction) List of features
Living Voters Guide, Washington 2013 Election Written by the Office of the Attorney General The Law as it Presently Exists In general, federal law regulates the safety and quality of food shipped between states, while Washington law regulates the safety and quality of food produced and sold within the state. The Battle for Your Mind: Brainwashing Techniques Authoritarian followers Mind Control Subliminals By Dick Sutphen Summary of Contents The Birth of Conversion The Three Brain Phases How Revivalist Preachers Work Voice Roll Technique Six Conversion Techniques 1. keeping agreements 2.physical and mental fatigue 3. increase the tension 4. Uncertainty. 5. Jargon 6.
The Bitcoin of governance could be coming soon? From a discussion on the pho mailing list: “After late-night discussions with my classmates acknowledging this reality, six of us started a project called Bitgov which ?enables citizens to vote on proposed legislation anywhere and anytime, regardless of nationality. It aims to make it easy for people to understand legislation, but also to express their opinions and join in the decision-making process. Here’s how the technology works: Public opinion is gauged using algorithms to find the most significant social media posts and the opinion leaders. ?
The Gaming Challenge Will UNESCO MGIEP own the final game? UNESCO MGIEP will own the final game, but will exercise flexibility on matters related to joint ownership and intellectual property. However, all related issues will be discussed individually with the shortlisted teams. Do we need to include a business model in the game design document? A business model is not mandatory in the preliminary stage. Le projet diaspora* The online social world where you are in control Decentralization Instead of everyone’s data being contained on huge central servers owned by a large organization, local servers (“pods”) can be set up anywhere in the world. You choose which pod to register with - perhaps your local pod - and seamlessly connect with the diaspora* community worldwide. Find out more » Freedom