Can technology really bring back direct democracy? (Eng.)
(5:45) In some aspects, electronic direct democracy is already a part of our decision making process, yet the future prospects of its usage are vast. E-government, online consultations about policy drafts, public online forums and e-petitions are some of the already functioning means of communication between the citizens and the government. The efficiency and immediate results of electronic direct democracy are more visible on a small scale, we have yet to learn a lot though in order to be able to efficiently apply it nationally and globally. There are already various organizations as well as some political parties that are uniting across borders to achieve common global goals. Technology is very useful and plays a big role in development of electronic direct democracy. The human factor is however even more important.