I'm at the beginning stages of creating a virtual country to demonstrate the power and benefits of radical crowdsourced democracy in the era of the Internet and mobile computing. These new technological tools are now allowing for the realistic disintermediation of governance. This disintermediation will start gradually but there's no reason that full disintermediation can't take place eventually since crowds have been shown time and again to be more effective at decisionmaking and forecasting than the so-called experts.
The key idea is to use secure platforms like Ethereum, with blockchain-based voting systems, to allow for crowdsourcing decisionmaking on just about everything. The first big task will be to create the "Worldania" (my working name for this virtual country) constitution, with an entirely crowdsourced-decisionmaking process, of course. I'm a lawyer but not a specialist in constitutional law and nor do I expect people to be specialists in anything in order to take part in creating this virtual country. The end goal of creating Worldania will be to allow for people with an interest in radical direct democracy to test various ideas and approaches, and over time to see how a virtual country may become a working operating system for a real country, either through direct adoption or, more likely, emulation.
At this point, I'm looking for collaborators to flesh out the key concepts, approaches, and tools required for, first, creating a crowdsourced constitution, and then developing the various organs of government in a workable crowdsourced system. It seems like Ethereum is a good platform for this activity but I'm open to other suggestions.
My expectation is that the Worldania website will be an attractive portal into a world of free association, free speech, and the ultimate in crowdsourced democracy, with Bitcoin or other alt coins used for any commercial transactions that take place. I need help in creating this website also. I'd like to use the Worldania website as the portal into the ethereum-based crowdsourced constitutional convention.
Please respond here with feedback or your collaboration offerings, or PM me.