Dear friends and fellows, I've been working on developing a Smart Governance System supporting democratic governance for long. This includes: I. Data-analysis to identify political problems and solutions [an interface optimized for identifying societal bugs, and potential solutions];1 II: Platform-technologies to debate and vote about which problems to solve in what kind of sequence/ order and strategy (policy);2 III: Platform-technologies to inform stakeholder assigned to realize political solutions comprehensively;3 IV: Platform-technologies to effectively coordinate political solutions and infos globally;4 V: Platform-technologies to assess political progress in order to re-design policies if necessary;5 VI: The use of platform-technologies for regulation and socio-ecological transformation.6 Now, I can report progress: 1. I found developers happy to realize that thing (already beginning, details follow asap); 2. I developed and published a potential work-flow for the Democratic Tech Development as Prior Art (platform + processes) (English) and illustrated its potential benefits in the short story (German) "Flatten The Curves"; 3. I am happy to approach the next tasks: acquisition, founding of the association (focus: 3.1 Democratic Tech Development, 3.2 Research, and 3.3 Advocacy for all aspects of developing and/ or using data-analysis and platform- technologies (artificial intelligence/ AI) for the common good), developing the management, organizing staff (tnx: tips), PR and tech development (already started) etc. The problem is: I spent all savings on organizing the project development up till now. It was not really much because I used to do a lot of voluntary work for the German digital right's community (netzpolitik.org). for long - interrupted by 1 year of supporting Saskia Esken (MP Deutscher Bundestag/ Social Democrats back than, co-leader of the party, right now) in the area of internal and digital affairs (inspiring the whole thing ;-) maybe important to note: I consider myself developing tech hopefully supporting ALL parties instead of one, from a green perspective). Though the project attracts a lot of interest, already, the acquisition of funding etc. will take a while, I estimate 2-3 month. But I wouldn't be able to further promote the thing without any basic provision for living and project orga. Therefore, I' be lucky for any support, answering happily any questions. Tnx 1423k, Danke und ganz liebe Wünsche! Julia _______________________ footnotes 1Initial to the idea of using data-analysis in politics was the consideration: What was the value of hate speech, if it was not targeted individually, but aggregated and combined with data characterizing economic and ecologic developments, and analyzed with regard to national, regional, or cultural differences? What was the potential of this kind of human expression to understand human suffering, and potential sources (links, correlations) to reduce it? The challenge of how to get the idea more precise will be tackled by part 2.2 of the workflow. 2If one developed a kind of democratic government platform able to identify social problems, it would probably score many hits, right now. Therefore, and in respect of human decision-making in general, one needed a platform able to facilitate a discourse and voting on which problems to solve first, and how. 3If a community decided about a problem to solve and a specific strategy, it would probably assign responsibility to specific people to realize the endeavor (whether in existing systems with MdBs etc. or novel ones). These people need better information than studies, reports, or notes that are usually out-dated when presented, rarely assimilated due to their mode of presentation (papers, many), and seldomly archived in a way that offers the knowledge when its relevant (status-quo). Instead, they should be provided with an information platform presenting the most relevant information from various disciplines in an accessible, flexible manner; opposite to Google’s echo chambers. 4Despite of the revolutionary development of worldwide information and communication networks, economies, and platforms (van Dijk 2006: The Network Society), and the immense attention and efforts paid to the development of international relations and global governance (Wikipedia.org 2020: International Relations), the international community did not develop an effective governance system to solve common problems. Despite of uncountable numbers of international actors, conferences, and agreements, rare progress has been made when it comes to climate issues, war, or poverty. Even worse, the international community does not command any communication infrastructure offering exchange and coordination securely and safely in cases of emergencies; in cases noone can fly. Social media platforms support everything but multilingual exchange. That needs change. 5The idea is to assess political progress mixed-methods-based with scoring and ranking technologies. The goal is not to put pressure on stakeholder but to enable reaction and re-design of solutions, if necessary. 6For an example of the concept, please consider the idea of an ECO-Score introduced in 1b of the potential workflow. Further examples will be explored and presented in the development of the project. Varieties in platform societies will be a priority of the association realizing the project (for the press), with concrete examples and guidelines. The focus on socio-ecological transformation does relate to a multi-faceted discourse on how to create a sustainable, sufficient economy.