Enabling technologies include:
A very exciting graphical data display technology is http://d3js.org
Click on the graphic at the top of the link page to see the live models and the code. We will use D3 to represent ideas and attributes and links to ideas in our Meritocracy Ideas Management System. The best interface that Technology has to offer. This will make our system extremely User Friendly and interesting. Our Users can get ‘lost’ in various visualizations of the data and then access the very data itself, so they can have ‘Their Say’.
Another associated technology is https://vega.github.io/vega-lite/
This page holds notes to help developers sculpt the initial prototype.
Should be based on the many social media platforms ‘out there’.
The design should attempt to show as much information about an idea as possible, ie. the initial idea, the # (hashtag) categories, likes, dislikes (see Facebook), comments, multi-media.
Ideas can be listed by # (hashtag), including synonyms, popularity, number of votes, likes.
A like of any kind is considered a ‘vote’ for the idea.
Thus ideas to be carried forward to implementation will have the greatest number of votes (see below).
Normal login social media security will apply.
If people want to take part in voting, they will need to supply appropriate id. eg. from a legal database, ie. passport, drivers license etc.
In this case, their ‘likes’ will be converted into ‘votes’.
Like Twitter # (hashtags) should be used by users to categorise their entries, at the time of entry and also when modifying entries.
Users will be offered a list of current # (hashtags) or idea categories to help them choose the correct categorization of ideas at the time of data entry and modification.
The system will hold a # (hashtag) synonym data base so that associated # (hashtags) are displayed in the same lists.
This map is the test eample of a peoples grassroots meritocracy, to develop a self-sustaining governance separate from the Parliament of the Commonwealth.
This map will function as a means of enabling individuals to vote democratically via means of the internet, connecting individuals and groups online.
There are a number of points to consider when using such a system. These are: