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How the Internet Will Transform Government (Eventually)

By Clay Shirky | TED | September 25, 2012

Clay Shirky explains how open-source programming will reform our political processes, but it won't happen automatically: The people experimenting with participation don't have legislative power, and the people with power are not experimenting with participation. New technologies often come with grand pronouncements of their potential for world peace, but often the most important changes take decades to work through the system.

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