I've recently taken to diving into Wikipedia. I was just reading through the section on political systems and got into the section on Totalitarian Democracy. Fascinating and all too familliar. I began by looking into Libertarianism, as the few Libertarians I've met have been rather repugnant individuals I wanted to understand more about why one would couch their narcisism in politics. I digress. The many flavours and facets of the democratic meme are a fascinating read and it left me wondering what system of hybridized democracy will eventually win out. It's very clear that as better infrastructure widens cultural identities and brings economies together the role of governance will change dramatically in the developed world in my lifetime. This begs the question: How does one design a Democratic system for two to twelve billion citizens? Arguably, the system of overlapping republican models used in the USA serve more as an illibral democracy ruled ultimately by an aristocratic class of the wealthy and well known. Shall we then strike out for something bolder and more driven by the technology we all rely on for so many other essentials like banking and navigation? Or will we continue to trot out models that were new some two hundred plus years go?