More often than not, political decision makers don't have the appropriate metaphors to discuss technology. Many of them don't really use IT besides mobile phones; many belong to a generation where that kind of literacy is really not that widespread. We think this is dangerous: dangerous because it may bring to unsophisticated policy decisions, and dangerous because issues might polarize the European society (like in the case of the Pirate Bay trial), leading to a loss of intellectual perspectives on the technology policy debate. So I engaged the European Commission into co-founding Wikicrats, a project which addresses these issues. We launched the initiative with a workshop held at Reboot 2009 in Copenhagen and are now working on a large-scale European rollout of the project.