David Brin, a physicist and Hugo and Nebula award-winning science fiction writer, wrote the prescient 1997 nonfiction book, The Transparent Society, which won the Freedom of Speech Award of the American Library Association.
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Tim O’Reilly says he wants to change the world by spreading new ideas about technology. He’s evangelized for open-source innovations and transparency. And he’s widely credited with coining the term "Web 2.0." Now he’s training his energy on transforming the way we interact with government. He joins Kojo for a Tech Tuesday conversation about the promises of "government 2.0."
What can government learn from Google and the Web 2.0 explosion? Wikipedia, Amazon, Linux - the code behind every Google server - all derive their value from its users and their participation. How can government learn to harness this collective brain-power to solve our biggest challenges? Is ‘direct democracy’ no longer a dusty thousand year-old Greek ideal? TechGuru Tim O’Reilly discusses Gov 2.0.