The following is a passage from www.Emergentweb.org demonstrating the possibilities of an emergent web helping citizens become more resonant with their government.
"Where we could interact directly with a passage from pending legislation with the ability to turn on layers of context providing insight into committee sponsor benefactors, lobbyist involvement, preferred contractors, related legislation, and topic related member voting records. With access to a feedback tool to invite community members into the thread allowing legislators to identify contributors for panel discussions, creating associative trails of civic discourse." Link to passage -https://tldrify.com/shc
In a representative democracy (and federal republic for the U.S.) we vote for people to represent our interests through the policies they put forth but is our influence not stifled when we build more of a relationship with the legislator over that of the legislation they draft? Now that we have tools of mobility and immersibility shouldn't we be focusing on building tools to help understand the dymamics of what is written versus what is only being said?
This question posed on Twitter. https://twitter.com/TheEmergentWeb/status/1068922951171432454