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Clay Shirky: How the Internet will (one day) Transform Government

Social Media Theorist Clay Shirky promotes the idea that the history of the world as it stands could be considered through a lens of various methods of arguing. Shirky also believes that developments in the media impact greatly upon the type of arguments that are possible – and simultaneously encourages great social and political consequences. In this thought-provoking TED talk, Shirky shines the spotlight on democracies, and how they may want to consider taking a feather out of the internet’s cap. He proposes that these governments should consider becoming not only transparent – in the same way the internet is – but should also consider employing the knowledge of all their citizens…

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