In 2016, Malka Older’s Infomocracy proposed a future where voters all over the planet choose which centenal–a group of 100,000 voters–represents them, regardless of origin or geographical placement.
Could this system possibly work? Infomocracy begins to explore that question, while the follow-up book, Null States, out September 19, reveals how states which opt-out of infomocracy function in this interconnected future.
Tor.com Publishing is happy to announce that this story will reach its conclusion in the final volume: State Tectonics, currently scheduled for publication in fall 2018!
About State Tectonics:
The future of democracy must evolve or die.
The last time Information held an election, a global network outage, two counts of sabotage by major world governments, and a devastating earthquake almost shook micro-democracy apart. Five years later it’s time to vote again, and the system that has ensured global peace for 25 years is more vulnerable than ever. Unknown enemies are attacking Information’s network infrastructure. Spies, former superpowers, and revolutionaries sharpen their knives in the shadows. And Information’s best agents question whether the data monopoly they’ve served all their lives is worth saving, or whether it’s time to burn the world down and start anew.