Us now: Doku über Regierungsformen im Digitalen Zeitalter


(Vimeo DirektUs Now)

„Us now“ ist eine extrem interessante Doku darüber, wie das Internet und vernetzte Menschen neue Regierungsformen bilden können, wenn sie schon in der Lage sind, mit Wikipedia etwas besseres als die herkömmlichen Lexika auf die Beine zu stellen. Eine Doku über Schwarmintelligenz und welche Auswirkungen diese auf ganze Staaten haben kann, unbedingt ansehen. Snip von der Filmwebsite:

In his student flat in Colchester, Jack Howe is staring intently into his computer screen. He is picking the team for Ebbsfleet United's FA Trophy Semi-Final match against Aldershot . Around the world 35,000 other fans are doing the same thing, because together, they own and manage the football club. If distributed networks of people can run complex organisations such as football clubs, what else can they do?

Us Now takes a look at how this type of participation could transform the way that countries are governed. It tells the stories of the online networks whose radical self-organising structures threaten to change the fabric of government forever.

Us Now follows the fate of Ebbsfleet United, a football club owned and run by its fans; Zopa, a bank in which everyone is the manager; and Couch Surfing, a vast online network whose members share their homes with strangers.

The founding principles of these projects -- transparency, self-selection, open participation -- are coming closer and closer to the mainstream of our social and political lives. Us Now describes this transition and confronts politicians George Osborne and Ed Milliband with the possibilities for participative government as described by Don Tapscott and Clay Shirky amongst others.

Us now (via KFMW)