Tele-Oligarchy:
What the Future of Teledemocracy Is NOT About

Teledemocracy: What the Future of REAL Teledemocracy IS About

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*Establishment Political Party Websites

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*How Nova Scotians Elected Their Next Prime Minister by Telephone

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Renewing Your Driver's License Over the Internet

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*How Citizens of Honolulu Changed their City Council's Plans by Interactive TV

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Watching the Nightly News

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*How Mass Media Involve Citizens in Politics Instead of Manipulating Them

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Listening to Talk Radio

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*How an 'Authentic Electronic Town Meeting'  Works

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Pretending That a   Political Forum is a 'Town Hall Meeting' and That If It is Televised It is an 'Electronic Town Hall Meeting.'

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*How Citizens Around the World Organize Demonstrations Against the New World Order

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Griping to Your Congressperson or MP in a "Chat Room" or "Online Forum"

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*How Direct Democracy is Booming All Around the World

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Watching Tweedle-Dum and   Tweedle-Dee Act Out Their Scripts in the U.S. Presidential "Debates"

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*How Representative Sample Citizens Juries Work Well in the USA, Denmark, Germany, UK, etc.

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Telling Political Consultants During a Focus Group What Words They Can Use to Fool the Public and Manufacture Consent.

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*Showing That New Methods of Scientific Deliberative Polling Identify and Measure a Much Higher Quality of Public Opinion

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Making Believe That 'Public Opinion' Is The Superficial Kind Collected by Conventional Scientific Polling Methods

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*Letting Citizens Vote From the Home by Mail, Telephone and Computer

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Putting Computers in Public Polling Places So Citizens Can Vote On-Line

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*How the New Information and Communication Technologies Are Already Transforming Representative Democracies Around the World.

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Using the New Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to Reform Representative Governments

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*What 21st Century Democratic Thought is All About.

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How to Graft 21st Century ICT onto 18 Century Political Thinking

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*21 Century Democratic Political Communications System