14. Digital democracy enables more consensual politics

We need to embrace new technological solutions, such as ‘a digital democracy’ if they enable more consensual politics. It is in this area where Sustensis has been working for several years. Recently, we have combined our concept of Digitized Structured Content, with POLIS digitized debates, creating Consensual Debating. It takes the advantage of these new capabilities, which together with other innovations, such as Citizens’ Assemblies may contribute to long overdue deep reform of democracy. Consensual Debating can be used for debating complex political, social, scientific or economic problems on digital platforms such as websites or Facebook. It allows even tens of thousands of participants to debate thousands of topics simultaneously and come to an agreement in a consensual way about 100 times faster (in a few days rather than in months).