For far too long, systems of government have run on the ideologies of politics, power, and money. This needs to change, and Asgardia has provided the absolute best opportunity for this change to occur, given that we take initiative to make it happen. ...
For far too long, systems of government have run on the ideologies of politics, power, and money. This needs to change, and Asgardia has provided the absolute best opportunity for this change to occur, given that we take initiative to make it happen. My goal as a Deputy Minister is to ensure our government runs on fact, as proven by modern science and technology, and not on the widespread misinformation in today's world.
Governance Through Fact
So you're probably wondering, then, how I will help to make this change a possibility. Well, I intend to inform my constituents on the science behind certain issues from multiple angles for which I am helping to govern. Based on feedback after distributing these scientific findings, I will make my decision on the respective issue final, and proactively help to implement the decision throughout our government. As such, my influence will be based on what my constituents want, while ensuring science has been taken into account. Some ways I intend to get information to voters is through email and potentially a mobile application, should constituents be interested.
Education as a Priority
Another area of focus is ensuring equal and open high-quality education for anyone who seeks it. Education is the key to our future, opening doors for innovation and new scientific findings. I intend to ensure our Government is doing everything in its power to make possible easily-accessible education.
Some methods I have for executing this include partnering with non-profit educational organizations to give Asgardia citizens access to educational materials and distributing certificates of completion from Asgardia when certain skills have been mastered. Public education is of the utmost importance in a Government run vastly by science and technology.
In order to run a complete and transparent government, I intend to include voters in as many discussions as is possible. A great platform I would like to look into to include voters on Asgardia issues is something along the lines of the popular US politics app Countable. This app gets input from users of the app and elected officials can use this information to help inform their vote or opinions on such issues.
As for my credibility as a candidate, I am a current university student studying computer science. I rank towards the top of my class, and I also represent my particular college (of engineering) in our governing body on campus. I also work at a software company, and have been chosen to work at one of the largest technology companies in the world, where I intend to greatly enhance my skills as a computer science student. Lastly, I am consistently up-to-date on current issues and modern science and technology, and I have led several organizations in the past.