Sunday, 12 March 2017

An Enlightened Approach to Deliberative Democracy - Part Seven

As you may have noticed, the Adelaidezone is in the shape of a funnel.  You may not have noticed that the grounds of Villa Twaklinilkawt are also in the shape of a funnel.

An enlightened approach to deliberative democracy is also shaped like a funnel.  This not only provides a good analogy of the process; it also reminds everyone that the process is meant to be fun.

Although South Australians do not particularly welcome funnel clouds and other dangers, they do usually welcome good ideas and reasonable approaches to problems and processes.  They may even welcome a clear and reasonable funnel chart through which to explain a situation.

There are many ideas funnels and innovation funnels, too.  The large end of the funnel involves investigations.  There are always many investigations here in Villa Twaklinilkawt and throughout the Adelaidezone digital arts quarter.

Here in this ethereal gatehouse, you are at the narrow end of the Villa Twaklinilkawt digital funnel.  Most of the better ideas and innovations occur at the wide, open end, just as they do with an enlightened approach to deliberative democracy.

The primary purpose of the investigations is to enlighten people philanthropically.  However, this does not apply when ideas are developed towards commercialisation.  The latter ideas and innovations are kept highly confidential and exceedingly secret.

All investigations are investments in enlightenment.  To investigate is a form of self-education.  It requires time and other resources for it to be possible.

Philanthropic activities are all well and good, of course, but how should those efforts be sustained?  Few people have the resources with which to supply philanthropy into perpetuity.  What sort of philanthropist are you?

The philanthropic benefits of commercialisation mainly relate to sustaining social ventures and environmental health through profit-making enterprises. Is it possible to have a commercially viable yet enlightened approach to deliberative democracy?  If so, how can it be sustained as a social enterprise?

The aim is not to use the profits of the enterprise for democratic purposes.  No public funding is necessary or recommended.  How, then, is it possible to achieve?

As the process is meant to be inclusive, and the ideas and interactions of the participants are meant to be scientifically assessed, the participants themselves are not expected to pay to supply the ideas and interactions.  Something else, then, will involve consumerisation.

Keeping vested interests out of the process is vital, which is why business-to-business influences and business-to-government influences are excluded whenever possible.  Similarly, to prevent exploitation and other forms of unfairness, commodification is avoided whenever possible.

How, then, can that occur?

Additionally, how can the unfair asymmetry of information be avoided?

What is your heart's desire?

How do you know you have a heart?

Is your heart likely to be found in the lost proper tea office or in Mr Twitter's Coffee House?

It is important to avoid being conned by charlatans of various sorts, particularly at the ballot box.  There is usually little choice but to be conned during elections, unfortunately.  That is why an enlightened approach to deliberative democracy is necessary.

How have you acquired healthy emotions and a healthy intellect, or are you still seeking one or both?

An enlightened approach to deliberative democracy is a citizen-to-citizen process.  In the digital sphere, it requires filtering and possibly some sort of conversion funnel, especially once the evidence is understood.

Which policy ideas have you recently reacted to as if they were Australian funnel-web spiders?

Which policy ideas have you recently responded to as if they were a lovely cup of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, banana smoothy or mango juice, and why?

A funnel-like process is evident when observing the administrative and curatorial offices in the Villa Twaklinilkawt observation tower.  Information is gathered there and then filtered through various assessment processed.  The assessments selected depend upon the purposes to which the information is to be put.

There is no reason why a "click-through rate" approach to policy development cannot be implemented at a government level, though that is unlikely to occur when vested interests have control of a policy agenda. Unlike online advertising, which tends to be ugly and intrusive, click-through policies are likely to be reflective of the harmonious interplay of beauty, understanding and magnificence.

Through Villa Twaklinilkawt, several experimental click-through policy prototype arrangements have been operational for several years now.  You may wish to test them out for yourself:

Example One
How are you creating world peace at present?

Example Two
How do you usually display your conversational and political attributes?

Example Three
What do you believe to be the features of an enlightened democracy for Adelaide?

Example Four
What has been your experience of an enlightened approach to the process of composing policies?

Example Five
What have been your experiences of Nilkawtian diplomacy?

Example Six
How do you reflect upon your experiences of social media?

Example Seven
What are your talents?

No activities within Villa Twaklinilkawt are intrusive.  Privacy is very important here.  For example, no emails are sent out from here except when replying to a few of the ones received.

Some of the theoretical aspects of conversion marketing can be transformed into an enlightened approach to deliberative democracy. 

Have you already created a prototype?

How do you spend time and money on research and development to benefit the world?

How do you make the world a much better place than it would be without you, even through commercialisation?

If you have ever imagined yourself relaxing in the guest wing of Villa Twaklinilkawt, why is that?  How have you imagined the experience?  If you would like to enter a purchase funnel in association with your imagination, how could that become possible?

Do you intend to enter a purchase funnel in relation to the Villa Twaklinilkawt ethereal workshops?

Although many free services have been supplied here in recent years, demand for beauty, understanding and magnificence is always high, at least amongst enlightened beings.  The desire to gain access to beautiful views tends to turn a funnel into a bottleneck if there is inadequate management.

Demand and supply much be matched whenever possible.  However, demand often cannot be met by supply.  Some things and experiences are inevitably more expensive than others as a consequence.  Some are even priceless.

Have you ever purchased anything in the post-consumerist gift store here?

Paying suitably is particularly necessary when seeking to attain non-digital access to Villa Twaklinilkawt.  No-one wants to miss out on the most amazing experiences though most people cannot afford the price.

People seeking to enjoy an enlightened democracy, without putting in sufficient effort for it to occur, are equally likely to face disappointment.  To put in the effort yourself, are you currently able to list your top ten policy priorities and your reasons for naming them as your priorities?

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