Political Transitions

my inner geek (geek@ifeden.com)
Mon, 9 Nov 1998 17:15:50 +0800

What will be the best way to make the public transition from "atom style" politics to "bit style" politics?

Electronic democracy replaces the need for physical politcal representatives to be located in physical offices (e.g., so called "Office of The President in Washington D.C.).

But since the internet is not yet ubiquitous, there will continue to be a need for the old style public theater.

What is the best way to handle the transition?

Will there eventually be a big ceremony where the White House is blown up, like the scene in "Independence Day"? Or will it simply be turned into a museum? Does anyone have any suggestions for how the ceremony of retiring the physical facilities of government should take place, in a manner that is not too shocking to citizens?