The IFTF Blog
Connected Citizens: Re-imagine How Government Works
Pre-register today: gameplay begins on January 22 at 12pm PST!
What if we could re-program government together?
What bugs would you fix? What would be the killer app? How would you combine citizen and government data to improve services and quality of life in your community?
The next decade holds profound opportunities for rapid innovation in governance and government services. New civic technologies will be built with open data, ubiquitous cloud connectivity, real-time sensing, and intelligent infrastructure. This future will be made out of the new relationships between citizens and their governments, creating new ways for government services to be designed and delivered. As governments everywhere struggle with increasing public demand for services in the face of austerity and resource reduction, we need your ideas. What futures can you imagine? What futures will you help make?
Connected Citizens is a one-of-a-kind, 24-hour collaborative forecasting game produced by the Institute for the Future’s Governance Futures Lab. Gameplay will begin at noon PST / 20:00 GMT. Using IFTF’s Foresight Engine, you’ll exchange ideas with hundreds of social inventors and creative thinkers from around the world about the technologies, dynamics, and dilemmas generated in this new world of connected citizenship.
What if together we could imagine hundreds of civic innovations to improve communities and government services?
Every idea counts. We hope you'll join us!