Clay-Shirky-How-the-Internet-will-transform-government

Sept 1, 2012
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Clay Shirky: How the Internet will transform government

The open-source world has learned to deal with a flood of new, oftentimes divergent, ideas using hosting services like Git Hub? -- so why canít governments? In this rousing talk Clay Shirky shows how democracies can take a lesson from the Internet, to be not just transparent but also to draw on the knowledge of all their citizens.

Clay Shirky argues that the history of the modern world could be rendered as the history of ways of arguing, where changes in media change what sort of arguments are possible -- with deep social and political implications.