Technology and the internet have allowed the idea of the masses to govern themselves. With the arrival of significant data and crowdsourcing, control can be maintained within the population without the government leading.
So, what is the democratic future looking like in the digital age?
Statistics show, from Elon university’s canvas, that 49% believe technology will weaken the idea of a strong democracy. 33% anticipated that the use of technology will nourish democracy; 18% said that there will be no significant change.
Democracy will always remain a contested notion. The variables and data that will allow the public to govern are consistently being debated by professionals.