In 2016 I ran for the U.S. Senate. During that process, I received hundreds of questions. Architecture of a Technodemocracy answers those questions. The book is organized into four parts:
I. GOVERNMENT REQUIREMENTS
II. LEGAL REQUIREMENTS
III. TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
IV. SOCIAL REQUIREMENTS
Democracy requires that the four powers of government be decentralized equally to those governed. Part I looks at any government as a machine and provides a technical study of democracy, including a historical discussion of group equality, an analysis of the four powers of government, and an overview of how to decentralize those four powers through technology.
Parts II and III specifically set forth how to re-adapt the U.S. government from a Nondemocratic Republic to a Technodemocratic Republic. In a Nondemocratic Republic, the four powers of government are centralized in roughly 1% of the American people (the 1%). In a Technodemocratic Republic, the four powers of government are decentralized to 100% of the American people (the 100%). While the mechanisms proposed in Parts II and III provide examples specific to the U.S. government, they can be adapted to fit any city, state, nation, or group.
Part IV discusses the social mechanisms needed to kick-start a U.S. Technodemocratic Republic. These mechanisms require surprisingly little social action. No violence is required. To set off a technodemocratic chain reaction, the American people need only elect one technodemocratic candidate to the U.S. legislative branch. The first technodemocratic candidate elected will implement the technology needed to decentralize the four powers of government from the 1% to the 100%.
I hope you find the prospect of a U.S. Technodemocratic Republic as inspiring as I do.
—Jason M. Hanania
Jason M. Hanania is an attorney, an engineer, and a former U.S. government employee. He ran for the U.S. Senate in 2016 as the first technodemocratic candidate.