Just as the voting system decides between options, it need a system for designing better ideas. A social architecture that brings people together to innovate will have a number of characteristics:
- It will facilitate mass collaboration.
- People will assemble based on both how different and how similar they are.
- It will generate many ideas and find ways to weave them together.
- It will draw on both sophisticated theory and lived experience.
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