Democracy 2.0: Representation Models
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There are two representation modes: trustee model of representation and delegate model of representation.
Almost all the current representatives are in the trustee model of representation. People are familiar with this model since the beginning of Democracy. But people chose this model not because it is good, but because they had to use this model due to technical limitations.
Representatives need to make laws and policies. They need to 1. communicate to each other efficiently, 2. vote quickly. In the old days, people have to stay in the same room to achieve both. Democracy system had to use representatives and representatives had to run on trustee model of representation due to the technical limitations.
But with today's technology, people can communicate and vote online which can overcome the two requirements easily. Current law still requires representatives. But representatives can run on delegate model of representation, so the constituents make the decision directly.