Social Networks and New Forms of Government
Us Now is a video produced in England which tells stories of online networks that challenge the common notion of hierarchy. This video includes interesting thoughts about a future form of government.
Cases are varied: from a football club owned and run by its fans, a bank in which everyone is the manager, and Couch Surfing, a vast online network whose members share their homes with strangers. These examples show how this type of participation could transform the way that countries are governed. You will see stories of online networks, with a radical self-organizing structure that questions the usual conception of government.
It’s worth spending 60 minutes, with good examples and additional motivation.