Monday, January 12, 2009

Drabble: The Polity

The Polity

It was supposed to be the salvation of democracy. It was recognized that voluntary voting overrepresented certain viewpoints while underrepresenting others. However, mandatory voting felt somehow undemocratic. Hence the Polity. A massive computer network of scanned and enrypted brainmaps of every adult citizen, overwritten every three months by new scans, which could be called at any time for an anonymous yea or nay. Every voice heard, and without any inconvenience to the masses.

How did it go wrong? Did the brainmaps vote themselves rights? No, safeguards prevented this. No, they were just too much like us. Too lazy to vote.

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