In this adapted excerpt from his new bible,” Future Politics ,” Jamie Susskind offers us a peek into the future of republic. Beyond pushing phony story, what if AI soon starts voting for us and cures draft laws?
Democracy is at a crossroads. With the midterms approaching and the 2020 presidential election tower on the horizon, millions of Americans are set to place their religion in candidates whose rhetoric is democratic but who are open about their intention to compromise the very institutions that diminish the powers of elected leaders. Not really in the United States, but around the world-from Brazil to Hungary-voters are turning now to authoritarian commanders promising to release the power of the person or persons, but whose explanation of “the people” eliminates many who are not like them. Singularly, however, the’ illiberal’ turn in the development of republic is not the greatest challenge facing the idea of authority by the people.
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