It’s been twenty years and two election cycles since Information, a powerful search engine monopoly, pioneered the switch from warring nation-states to global microdemocracy.
Malka Older’s novel Infomocracy, out from Tor.com Publishing this past June, asks how information overload and democratic elections will merge as the 21st century unfolds. Who gets put in charge of facts? Will geography matter? The possibilities are intriguing and complex.
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Want to know a little more about “infomocracy” first? Author, humanitarian worker, and governance Ph.D. candidate Malka Older explains how the idea of infomocracy emerged from her work around the world.