The European Commission; department for ICT addressing societal challenges

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.


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