Two of the most important things that contributed to the success of First World countries (democracy and education) have eroded over the years, with dire consequences. My team and I have a few ideas about how to fix these broken systems—using technology.
Even if you disagree with me and believe the system is working as it should and that our world is heading in the right direction, I hope to convince you that improving and expanding these pillars of civilization is still a worthy endeavor.
In fact, one of the best things about democracy is that it fosters not only the national unity required to create intricate, complex organizations with global reach but also international cooperation, which makes that reach much more useful.
It’s worth noting that no country with a democratically-elected government has ever gone to war against another democracy. Perhaps that’s one of the primary reasons democracies work so well together and have so many mutual interests.
Additionally, democracy has been responsible for some of the most inspiring stories of national success ever told, which we'll discuss in the next part.