- I dream of when politic debates will be anonymous. The debate should be between ideas and plans, not between people and promises. We should have every candidate (possibly team of candidates) present their plan and values and vote based on that.
- I dream of when politics will be based on data. We should run simulations against promises and plans. We should understand what every scenario implies in terms of risks and rewards and make decisions based on that.
- I dream of when politics will be accountable. Promises should turn into contracts and contracts should be evaluated against results and facts.
- I dream of when politics will be a group effort. How can we put the world in the hands of a single person? As entrepreneurs and investors we see this every day: teamwork is what matters. Why can’t we have that for politics? We should not have to rely on one single person. We should have teams making decisions, coming up with plans, collaborating. Sure we still need a C.E.O. and sure politicians already have huge teams, but instead of focusing on the president and his second, we should focus on the full management team as well as giving them more power and impact potential.
- I dream of when politics will be coherent. If we really believe in representative democracy, then representatives should have online tools to ask their voters (and represented non-voters) on each matter they will vote on.
- I dream of when we’ll have experts and not politicians trying to solve the world’s biggest problems. When we do startups, we hire the best to handle specific areas of our companies. That should be exactly the same thing with politics.
- I dream of when politic donations will mandatorily have to be anonymous. This is such a big and untackled problem, it’s just unbelievable.
It’s sickening that in 2012 we still have to suffer the problems of this stupid system and we are unable to get out of it. I love that we have startups trying to disrupt the space like Votizen, Votify, Popvox and many others but I think we’re still scratching the surface of what’s possible. We need more Seasteading Institutes.