Documentary: Us Now by Ivo Gormley
Imagine: a soccer team coached by 30,000 people. Would that be possible? You’d think it isn’t, but it is. In his new documentary ‘Us Now’ film maker Ivo Gormley shows us how new technology and media can change the bare foundations of decision making. Soccer club Ebbsfleet asks their community of 30,000 fans to vote for their perfect line-up, which is then being used in the upcoming match.
This example is just one of many that shows us that new technologies can make it possible to make decisions bottom-up. People have a stronger through the Internet, with blogs, polls, social networks and so on.
Politicians, or other people with power, don’t make decisions anymore. The public does, the documentary says. This doesn’t necessarily mean that there’ll be no government at all anymore. Critics say that there has to be some form of organization and structure to make things work, and provide in government funding to put all the plans to practice.
The movie can be seen for free via various channel. The trailer is posted below, as well as some links to places to watch the documentary. It’s worth checking out.
Official website: http://www.usnowfilm.com/ / http://www.vodo.net/usnow
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Watch online: http://watch.usnowfilm.com/ / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3UrP4wT288