The open-source world has learned to deal with a flood of new, oftentimes divergent, ideas using hosting services like GitHub – so why can’t governments? In this rousing talk Clay Shirky shows how democracies can take a lesson from the Internet, to be not just transparent but also to draw on the knowledge of all their citizens.

https://www.ted.com/talks/clay_shirky_how_the_internet_will_one_day_transform_government