Okay so, as a business consultant I work with a lot of start-ups with great ideas, and I’d like to give you an example of one, and how those entrepreneurs would hypothetically go about launching their business strategically and getting it off the ground. This business model is a Smartphone APP company that would allow people to vote via smartphone or participate in government run surveys using their high-tech companion. Let’s talk shall we?
First, how would we design a specific strategy to make it work without giving away the idea to all of our potential competitors – and mind you this is a great idea – one that Americans need and would love to have, thus our market is pretty substantial – just about everyone – meaning all sorts of cities, counties, state agencies, and even our own Federal Government would contract with us to get this done. So how do we start?
First, we make a plan of attack. We need a nice description of the benefits to US citizens and to our government, show how it is a win-win for our Nation’s future, and how we plan on implementing it so it works – we must address people’s biggest fears and the fears of policy makers too, as our goal is to enhance efficiency not undermine it, to restore faith in government, but ensure government power is not abused through real-time feedback loop and transparency, while ensure 100% personal privacy and integrity of the system; one-person, one-device, one-vote – no cheating.
We must do this in 2-page summary, then we put together our outline of steps to build, test, re-test, implement, and then steps to scale up. Then we take each step and write two brief paragraphs describing what we plan on doing. We make this in a word-document. We will need a team, perhaps some funding, or a grant, and some help and guidance.
This is feasible, I am convinced, but it must be done by a group that has a pure heart or it will be a terrible detriment to our nation, our citizens, and all-mankind, because whatever we develop will be copied world-wide, and there are sure to be dictatorial Machiavellians who will see the value in manipulating it for their own accord, humans seem to love power, perhaps a character flaw, or perhaps just a once genetic imperative for survival, either way, this is where the rubber meets the road, it’s a real problem and we need safeguards, we must also describe them thoroughly, we don’t want anyone looking at this and using the system. Think on this.