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Hi Max, Am trying to get in contact with you. Would love to chat about Digital Democracy and how we can make it happen. Hope to hear soon. Cheers

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By the way, amazing work with Flux.

Hi, FYI, Flux is dead:

I'm no longer interested in pursuing anything around digital democracy.

I now think that what Flux was trying to do (and widespread digital democracy more broadly) is a fool's errand. There are much bigger problems with govt/democracy, and those problems will prevent digital democracy making any substantial impact. The AEC's flagrant disrespect for the Electoral Act and consistent head-in-the-sand style denial of any fault is an example of this. Moreover, voluntarily participating in broken systems (e.g., starting a political party) is, in-essence, consenting to it and publicly supporting it as legitimate. I don't think that's a good thing to do, and the right thing is to opt-out of those systems to whatever extent is possible.

There are two philosophy books I recommend you read that discuss these sorts of issues. Karl Popper's Enemies of the Open Society, and Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged.

IMO, digital democracy actually presents a risk in some ways, in that it might make government interference a lot easier. IMO, the further the government is from your life, the better.