Technocracy's Democratic aspect does not, as with most modern democracies, handle most or all of the decision making in the Technate. Instead, it handles all problems and decisions dealing with non-technical or subjective topics. These may include ethics, philosophy, or aesthetics. These decisions could be handled by instant electronic polling from peoples own homes, ensuring more people participate.
There is a more important aspect to this democracy, and that is in providing the maximum choice available to the entire population in terms of goods and services, as is one of Technocracy's goals. What good and services would be provided and in what amounts would be determined democratically and directly by accounting the purchases of all citizens as outlined in Technocracy's Energy Accounting system. Thus, regardless of what product or service may be in question, the supply would always be closely matched to demand.
Examples of the types of decisions might be:
- What the national flag would look like.
- How much power is consumed per area and per time period
- How many dresses (or chairs, or pizzas, etc.) would be produced this year, and what kinds, colors, and sizes.
To see what kind of decisions are made by the Technical side of a Technocracy, click here.
For a look at how the Democratic and Technical sides of Technocracy work together, click here.
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