For no reason at all, an island pops up in the pacific ocean. It has a population, economy, and social structure roughly close to that of South Korea, but it has no government. No constitution, no laws, no system in place to fix the roads or pick up trash. To keep chaos at bay, the island's leader, a guy named Ben, had a thought. What if the collaborative spirit of Wikipedia could help him to build a Consensus Government; A set of documents, including rules, budgets, laws, and a constitution could be developed by a group of interested and informed internet citizens. His mind began swarming with ideas. Why do governments rely on election systems and hierarchies suited for an older age? Now that the internet has removed all the obstacles preventing us from contributing democratically, is it possible to create a government where every citizen has an equal role? One thing was certain: If he was going to build a government from scratch, he needed help.
Guided by a set of principles inspired by Wikipedia, he starts a community that attempts to create a government starting from zero, and in the process, hopes to bring to the surface all the expertise the world has to offer to solve all the age old problems of political philosophy and social organization.
All citizens have equal access to every branch of government. There will be no obstacles or barriers to entry, such as an election, or vote, to exclude any citizen from contributing at the highest, and only, level. This is no guarantee of equality of ability or expertise, but a universal equality of instant and full access.
All citizens will have full and transparent access to every part of the government; the creation of every law, every military decision, the budget of every department, will be fully transparent. Complete freedom of information between citizens is essential for building trust amongst ourselves.