Advancing Digital Democracy through Cooperation: Future of Internet

Summary of interview with Shaun Fensom by Stefan Ivanovski. Check out the full interview on YouTube or using your favorite podcast player. Shaun Fensom, a cooperative pioneer with over three decades of experience in internet technology and the cooperative movement, shares his insights on cooperative initiatives, digital democracy, and artificial intelligence (AI). As the co-founder …

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How to Democratize Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Why It Matters?

This article aims to explore ideas how to democratize artificial intelligence, using artificial intelligence ChatGPT. Quick Summary Democratizing AI involves making AI tools and technologies more widely available and easier to use, so that more people can benefit from them. Benefits of democratizing AI include enabling more people to participate in the development and use …

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Will Democracy Survive World War III? Ideas for Promoting Peace

The focus of this article is not to serve as a commentary on political and war events around the world or specifically in Eastern Europe, there are many of those. The goal is how to draw lessons to apply democracy in our daily lives, at work, at school, in the family, and so forth. There …

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What did Ancient Greek philosophers think about democracy?

Statue of a philosopher thinking.

Ancient Greek philosophers had to grapple with what democracy meant. From Plato, to Socrates, to Aristotle, the thinking of democracy slowly and gradually evolved, as these great philosophers observed how democracy was practiced in the ancient world. Democracy was a desirable form of governance. Democracy was a desired rule of governance, but it was not …

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Democracy has ‘old’ roots, but they go beyond those of Ancient Greece

The Parthenon in Athens, Greece.

The history of democracy is long and complex. There is more to the history of democracy than “the standard history of democracy” as Benjamin Isakhan, Professor of International Politics at Deakin University, refers to. The history of democracy stretches beyond the familiar tale of Ancient Greece, then the “American Declaration of Independence and the French …

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Why Open-Source Matters for Digital Democracy? Interview with Plausible Analytics

This is the first episode of the series of interviews with the “Champions of Democracy” featured by the Lifestyle Democracy channel on YouTube.

This article features the transcript of the first video interview with Marko Saric, the co-founder of Plausible Analytics that was conducted on April 14, 2021. In this interview, I spoke with the co-founder of Plausible Analytics, Marko Saric, about how they are using their open source tool to help make the web a bit more …

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We Need To Rethink Democracy In Smartphones – Fairphone Case Study

Fairphone 3, sustainably produced smartphone. Source: Fairphone.

Smartphones are ubiquitous. In 2020, nearly half (3.8 billion) of the world’s population (7.8 billion) were smartphone users. The share of the global population using smartphones will continue to grow across the world. Mordorintelligence, a market research company, projects that the global smartphone market will grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 11.2% …

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