The Campaign Trail
Though our core Constitutional attributes are outstanding, the way we elect public servants is outdated in light of modern technology. We are inundated with information, so relying upon tiered electoral college or geographically-based ideas are no longer efficient or necessary. Our old system produces candidates of general knowledge, when current needs require higher and higher levels of specific education and expertise. Voter turnouts are lower than they should be because the process is not relevant to peoples' lives, not because we, as Americans, don't care.
By using a starter inventory list of the basic human necessities required to sustain life, covered by age group, we can begin the design process for developing universal tech standards for governance. Working with these standards in Social Labs experiments organized by relevant affinity groups, some based upon geography, others not, will reveal which government programs are working and which are lacking & why. Trending thought leadership from these experiments will also reveal the sectors or categories of specialized knowledge we require to govern ourselves in today's globally connected world, transforming governance according to actual, statistically-verified needs vs. stale political rhetoric.
The monies formerly spent on campaigning can be used on creating actual reusable trails we revisit every four years, until those time periods also become modified: some voting initiatives will need to cycle every 6 months, while others will need stable leadership structures for 20 years. Often, programs needing longer periods of time to come to fruition are interrupted by our current election cycles, producing unneccesary turnover and a wild variety of inefficiencies. Our Social White House will be a design center, and we can periodically journey along the #DestinationEducation, #DestinationEngineering or #DestinationAfricanAmerican trails to check the pulse on how we're doing.