What would modernizing our elections and political leaders look like?
Humans learn new things on their computers every day.
For example, they often try new software features, new button combinations for speed, or answering nearly any question they can imagine with a search engine.
I know what you’re thinking, don’t worry, I already checked, the answer is 42.
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A few days ago, I left a comment on another thread regarding modern society’s handling of election policies. I feel that we have more work to do here. The attached stories below are an example of this.
Our leaders must have an understanding of technology slightly better than the average person in today’s world. It should be a minimum requirement for the safety of the citizens in a digital world.
How can we fix the disconnect?
I did a bit of brainstorming about how we have conducted elections, and not much has changed for a long time, but we have. We have started to modernize elections and our politicians because, with the internet, it is now much easier to get and share information. Still, we are not using that to our advantage as a society yet. Voting is an excellent voice and guides our democratic society forward. However, when we added technology to our communities, we found that many of our older laws do not consider technology, although we are making progress.
I came up with a few things that I believe should be shared with the public during election campaigning and holding office. A phone app might be the best option for this.
- IQ Test results
- Personality Testing Results
- Technology Aptitude Scores
- Past Voting History
All testing should be supervised and televised. The structure should be similar to college exams.
Our political leaders must upkeep their commitment to protecting the citizens and doing the right thing for them. But, unfortunately, they cannot do that in modern civilization if they are technologically inept.
Cybersecurity is a tricky thing. Still, we can take proactive steps towards a more secure nation if our leaders are competent with technology.
I’d love to hear your thoughts. Please share them in the comments.
Here are a few examples:
“Missouri governor vows criminal prosecution of reporter who found flaw in state website”
“HEARING BEFORE THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY”
Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law
July 29, 2020
Testimony of Mark Zuckerberg
C|net Edited Video: