Necessity

left: A 16th-century depiction of Edward’s parliament. right: House of Commons of the United Kingdom

Parliaments are known to be existing for a very long time. In Kingdom of León (Spain) in 1188, Alfonso IX of León created a parliament (Cortes) including representatives of the nobles, the church and the populace. According to the UNESCO Memory of the World Program, it is the oldest documentary manifestation of the European parliamentary system.   – Wikipedia Taking into account the arrival of various tools of the digital technology, the emergence of the age of the Internet, and constant shifting of traditional notions of politics into the ever-growing accessibility of public knowledge, the need for an open, direct (liquid) and a truly collective democracy is now here. The truth is that the representative system is just outdated, often corrupt and changing form like clay in the hands of the capital compilers and their media channels. We have designed the democratic systems for us to live in comfort, stability and harmony, but the truth is that the democracy today is really consuming us, and presenting us with costly surprises, no matter on which side we stand. Due to our current state, the device does not deliver the function anymore. The need for investigating new ways to do things today not only is a necessity, but a requirement. All the tools are here, we just need to use them properly. There is a need for formulating a method and a blue-print, reasonable and concrete enough. This needs an extensively collective discussion. This is exactly a design process. And to achieve such design, one will need to research deep into different aspects and notions of implementation within a society and develop the idea by finding solutions for many questions that may pop-up along the way. Peers from different disciplines shall be invited to dive into the discussion, to conduct tests to simulate the idea and to trial and error.