Fm-2030: "We will have, in this country, the ability for the people to vote directly." "Directly on major issues, instead of voting only for politicians." "We will have it precisely because that's the nature of things. The new will create it." "How does the new system work? "Mind you, these are just suggestions. They're just guidelines. You can work out your own, come up with better guidelines." "Each month, computers select all the members. Members are picked at random to maximum represent all elements in the community or State." "Women, men, youngsters under 16, people over 80, professionals, non-professionals, scientists, idealists, musicians, entertainers, etc." "They do not compete or struggle for membership. They serve on Referendum Committees no longer than one month." "Those selected are required to serve as in jury duty today. It ought to be an obligation for individuals working within this new, truly democratic system to participate at least for one month on these committees." "We now have the capacity to test out through computer modeling, through computer simulation whether in fact the plan is feasible." "Sometimes the majority does not know what is best." "Instant electronic referendums, we already have referendums." "What I'm suggesting is we need more and more of them so that we can vote directly on issues, not vote for individuals." "Every member of the community over the age of, say ten or twelve, has a direct telephone or terminal tie into the referendum center." "The referendum center submits a list of issues to all the people." "Presentations are telecast several times a day for several days on a special referendum channel." "All sides of every issue are aired. Computer projections of probable consequences of each option are also aired." "Because there are no struggles for leadership and power, issues are relatively free of personal conflicts, ambitions and narrow self interest." "The focus is on the merit of different plans, not what is good for MY election or MY stay in office or MY party or MY ideology." "Every month on Referendum Day, people deploy their terminals/ telephones to register their votes on the issues before them." "Each individual has identification, which the referendum center instantly verifies to make sure nobody votes more than once." "People can tele-vote from anywhere. Your home, your work, beach, airport, anywhere." "A community, regional or global referendum, can technically be carried out within one hour." "These are details that have to be worked out. Everyone is required to vote or register some response to the issues." "Those who fail to call in are automatically contacted by the referendum center and asked for their input." "In emergencies, referendums are held right away even within one day's notice." "Referendum results must be put to computer modeling. They may contradict majority decisions to support minority views or the computer may find specific flaws with a decision." "The referendum committee may then de-bug the flaw and offer modified plans to the people the following month or right away." "Here, in all fairness, I think computers can help us make decisions where in fact highly technical information is needed, where modeling and simulation can help." "However, computers do not have the capacity for vision or for ideals or for dreams or for even fine tuning values and so on." "Your input is very necessary." "This is direct, universal democracy."