The Re-Invent Democracy team led by a dual Swiss-American citizen includes European and American technologists, web entrepreneurs, social scientists and business executives. The team plans to build a Global Social Network for Voters, which will be the world's first large scale consensus building and conflict resolution platform, around two U.S. patents combined with advanced social computing and blockchain technology.
The design and development plan for this network is the culmination of eight years of collaboration, research and development, which includes in-depth observation and analysis of the potential of this technology to overcome the root causes of accumulating governance failures of democratic forms of government around the world.
Primary among these failures is the failure of governments to use advanced technology such as the team's U.S. patented Interactive Voter Choice System to empower their constituents to fully exercise their sovereignty to determine who runs for office, who gets elected, and what laws are passed. One of the most serious consequences of these "democratic deficits" is the lack of coherent workable global policies for addressing extreme climate disruption, as well as the failure to devise non-violent solutions to conflicts such as those occurring in the Middle East, which are now causing a global metastasis of asymmetric warfare.
The team is confident the Interactive Voter Choice System is a paradigm-shifting technology that will empower voters and non-voters across the ideological and partisan spectrum, together with displaced persons (including refugees and migrants) to join forces to set common legislative agendas and devise workable peace plans. They will be able to implement them by building voting blocs, political parties and electoral coalitions (BPCs) that can run and elect lawmakers to enact their agendas and plans, thereby enabling them to simultaneously gain control of elections and legislation. They will be able to blend direct democracy and representative democracy to overcome the propensity of traditional conflict-producing political parties to create legislative stalemates and enact legislation that serves special interests rather than the public interest.
Voters across the ideological and political spectrum will be able to join forces to forge large scale domestic and transnational transpartisan BPCs. They will be able to insert a new layer of consensus building, voter-controlled organizations into electoral and legislative processes so they can determine their outcomes. By so doing, their voting members will be able to outnumber those of any single political party, defeat their candidates for public office, and elect representatives of their choice to enact their collectively set transpartisan legislative agendas and mandates.
Most importantly, democratically controlled transpartisan domestic and transnational voting blocs, political parties, and electoral coalitions can be formed and cooperatively managed so they can act nationally and transnationally simultaneously to build broad-based consensus and resolve conflicts without the use of force. Their cross-border coordination will enable them to devise solutions to the life threatening problems, crises and conflicts that are jeopardizing the planet's sustainability and humanity's survivability.