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WATCH: An inspiring talk about school lunches, kittens, and how the internet will transform government

Jesse McDougall

The printing press, the telegraph, the television, and now the internet have proven that more information in society leads to more argument in society. With each new technology, a new form of structured democratic argument has arisen to maintain order: trial by jury, voting, peer review. Has Clay Shirkey identified the next version of democratic argument—one that's open, cheap, massive, and distributed?

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