Whose your delegate?

It’s almost astonishing that most of us have nothing like a TSIS delegate on most topics.  In TSIS, a delegate is someone you chose to filter news and express your interests, for a particular topic.

How many topics concern you? If you’re typical, there are hundreds that might, but you sure don’t have time to follow all of them, and you certainly don’t have time to get involved.

Consider just education. Who decides where money is added or subtracted? How are curriculums decided, and are they preparing kids to cope with the world? What about sex education? Religion? What about the useless math courses? Home schooling? National standards? Homework? Streaming? Flunking and remediation? Economic inequality? And so on.

Multiply that list by the number of other topics that concern you, like medicine, social services, urban planning, wars, tariffs, investment, and everything else. It probably comes out to hundreds of topics.

How well can you follow them all? According to the FCC (link), the average American spends 70 minutes a day taking in news, half of which is TV news. How well does this cover it? Do you have time to dig in, consider the history, really understand the latest news, and express an opinion or take action?

TSIS delegates are an easy solution. Rather than trying to follow everything and act on it yourself, you pick somebody that you trust to make a better decision than you can, for the topics that concern you.

In TSIS, individuals will declare that they are willing to act as a proxy on specific topic(s), and everyone else simply picks the person that best represents them. This will happen a few different ways:
• bottom up, delegating to someone you know, or a friend of a friend, who you think will have at least slightly better knowledge and decisions, or time and energy, for a given topic.
• top down, delegating to feed providers (which have already stepped forward in a leadership capacity to control a feed)
• redelegation, proxies can delegate support onward to someone that they think is even better. Note that this will create natural leadership hierarchies, which may be extremely useful on topics involving a large number of supporters.

Delegates (and redelegates) will then act in accordance with the delegation permissions (a checklist), within a specific topic:
• filter and select information to pass back to their supporters,
• express opinions and vote on behalf of supporters, and
• take part in activism on their behalf.
Thus someone who becomes a delegate can act with the force of many supporters, while freeing them to focus their attention somewhere more useful. Their supporters can examine the delegate’s activity, they can adjust delegation permissions, and change delegates at any time if they disagree.

Big banks and big corporations have the sharpest lawyers and lobbyists on top of every regulation, law, policy, treaty, tarriff and tax cut that affects them. Until we have delegation capabilities, most of us are overwhelmed, flying blind, and outgunned even if we do take action.

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