Gaia Gov inc.
Prospectus: December 1 2019
Gaia Gov is an information service company providing live data to government, media and all members of the public.
Gaia Gov, has nothing to do with, and is not involved in any way with the democratic process of electing law makers. The app has everything to do with providing information to everyone about the product of politics, (the actual laws produced by government). The information produced by the app carries no political authority and in no way constitutes interference in government business. The app is designed to encourage everyone to participate by influencing elected officials through a competitive interactive lobby and bring clarity and awareness to everyone about modern issues through open and free debates.
Policy: Without exception, no political advertising from individuals, groups or political parties will be published on Gaia Gov inc.
Create an interactive electronic application giving account holders, in the app., virtual control of managing their personal piece of political authority (POPA), on four levels of government:
1.International, (UN level), 2.National, (federal), 3. State (provincial, territory etc.), 4. Municipal, (county, administrative district, city, town etc.).
#2 Services offered:
A. Based on the GPS location of the account holders home address and overlying public domain electoral maps when the account holder selects their political account they will see which politicians (law makers) are using their (the account holder's) personal piece of political authority (POPA) on four levels of government.
When the account holder selects one of the four politicians a new screen will open up with a list of all politicians on the same level of government. By using the "green dot algorithm" the service will allow the account holder to virtually move their POPA to a law maker who best represents their interests.
Provide an information service (web page) where politicians publish justification for their actions and account holders can access this information by tapping the law maker's picture.
Provide information to government by publishing the percentage of consensus (POC) which represents the sum of account holder support for all politicians voting yes, divided by the number voting no, times one hundred at the time a bill is being voted into law. Unless the public is perfectly synchronized with government this number will be different than the simple majority of elected politicians making law today. At the present time there is no service providing, what in the future will be considered, essential information.
Provide an interactive live streaming of open and free debates on four levels of government on each Wednesday. UN level the first Wednesday of the month, Federal level the second, State level the third and Municipal the fourth. This service will provide revenue by allowing governments to attract advertising that the service will air between stages in the open and free debate sequence. Like airbnb, GG will take a cut of revenue.
#3 Security offering details:
Seed money investors should expect to leave money in Gaia Gov inc. for a minimum of five years. At the five year mark the majority share holders may decide to sell or liquidate the corporation only if they follow the provisions of the original agreement. In the event of liquidation the assets will be sold off and distributed. If successful Gaia Gov inc. may go public with an IPO only at the discretion of the majority share holders. Before the corporation can be sold a majority of world governments must formulate a law with heavy penalties to the purchasers for failure to uphold the principles of political equality.
#4 Primary business:
Information and media company directly related to creating good law.
#5 Background and qualification of primary officers:
Founder: Angus Ramsey. (need team of experienced developers.)
#6 Current financial position:
nil. (Need seed money.)
#7 Projected financial cost to start project:
$1,000,000.00 minimum first year for initial wire framing, coding and testing with foreseeable maintenance and enhancement budget for subsequent years of half that per year until year five. Total minimum projected five year budget of $4,000,000.00
#8 Assumptions underlying the project:
The assumption that: 1. "Build it and they will come," will apply to Gaia Gov just as it has to other internet services like Facebook. 2. With the tool of Gaia Gov laid out for everyone to use there will be a rapid learning curve and acceptance of the underlying principles of political equality.
3. Good law is an essential element in building a sustainable world.
4. The human dynamic meshes perfectly with political equality.
It can be assumed that the success of western society can be attributed to the ideals of great men of the past. Gaia Gov will enhance theses ideals and cultivate a sustainable world.
"Laws made by many people for many people are generally better than laws made by a few for many" (Aristotle).
"People impose their own freedom, (law) creating liberty." (Jean Jacques Rousseau).
"I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves," (Thomas Jefferson).
It is assumed businesses will want to advertise to large numbers of account holders participating in open and free debates. If account holder numbers grow like Facebook numbers, at five years, we should expect in excess of one hundred million participants in the debate process.
At the end of a five year period it is assumed the project will be profitable based on the open and free debate module revenue. In year six a single US federal debate, on say "gun control", could generate the equivalent of Super Bowl revenue with Gaia Gov inc. taking a ten percent cut. This is one federal government out of one hundred and ninety five. Gaia Gov inc. investors should expect truckloads of British pounds, German Euros, Swiss Franks and dozens of other currencies to be part of the revenue stream.
Advertising generated through UN debates will probably be less than federal advertising revenue which will be less than the thousands of state, provincial and territorial debates which will be less that hundreds of thousands of city, local and municipal governments. Potential revenue will be greater than, for example, all accommodation business on the planet combined. Gaia Gov inc. will have a virtual monopoly on providing this vital service.
#9 Foreseeable risks.
This is bleeding edge technology moving into uncharted territory. To minimize potential problems and failure it is essential an experienced team, unhampered by financial constraints, build perfect software with unhackable security equal to or better than the security used in the banking industry.
#8 Incentive model:
The application will depends on account holders entering into a competitive struggle, to make the best laws. The application is an empty vessel waiting to be populated by account holders.
Gaia Gov staff need only populate the UN level leaving three levels of government unfilled. In place of the square where the picture of the politician using the account holder's POPA would be, there will be a sign, "To populate please select". When the account holder selects this, a form with an explanation will appear. "Please fill in the official public domain name and email address of the government office administering this jurisdiction." When completed the account holder need only press the "submit" button.
The incentive to press the submit button will come from many sources. Interactions in drinking establishments, at coffee breaks at work, from media sources and generally through the act of living in our modern world. Ubiquitous complaining about government ineptitude will provide the incentive and Gaia Gov will provide the portal.
After the form is filled out, and the submit button pushed, Gaia Gov will automatically send an email to the government office in question with an explanation of the financial and improved socioeconomic benefits of using Gaia Gov and a URL to download the gov module. The communication will also contain an explanation that after downloading the gov module, it should take one resource person less than two hours to upload the public domain electoral maps of the jurisdiction and submit the public domain names and email addresses of the elected officials, and, an as needed maintenance component, where the resource person uploads agendas, times and dates of votes on bills and puts the results of votes into a form provided by Gaia Gov.
Over a period of time with enough persistence from account holders and, in some cases after a few elections, many meetings and discussions with staff and politicians, probably years in some cases the office will succumb.
The incentive driving government bureaucracies will come from many sources. The financial incentive from open and free debates, emails from account holders in their jurisdiction, pressure from electors and criticism from media if they refuse to use this modern tool to improve their governance.
It should be noted that, if the government bureaucracy refuses to download the government module, a citizen's group could perform the same task, reap the benefits, including the advertising revenue from open and free debates by bypassing the government entirely. All the information needed to fill in the forms is in the public domain.
Gaia Gov will automatically send a package to each elected official after the government module is filled in and submitted. The package will include: a security key giving the law maker exclusive access to their personal web page, instructions on how to set up a separate email address to receive info on their support for auditing purposes, information on uploading the politician's picture and general information about the function of Gaia Gov.
Incentive for politician participation will come from their will to politically survive the next election.
#8 Design: Gaia Gov will be built using three modules.
1. The account holder registry module.
Each new account holder will be uniquely identified by one of three methods depending on the account holders preference. a.) Using a combination of biometric signatures. In this case an account holder would not need to give any personal information. b.) typical unique identifiers, ie. name, address, driver's license etc. c.) sign on using Facebook, Amazon or other shared account holder registries.
The second and equally important piece of information is the GPS location of the account holders chosen home address. Because the the system is designed using four overlapping public domain electoral maps, to place the account holder in the correct electoral district, the GPS location must be accurate. This can be accomplished by having the account holder fill in the form at their desired home address and have the system ask if the account holder would like to use the present location of their device. A rule should be developed where the account holder can only change their GPS location every six months or so. An account holder should live in the electoral area for a minimum time before participating.
2. The government module.
The resource person in charge of the government module will find software that will allow public domain electoral maps to be uploaded into the system by translating various formats into mapping software used by Gaia Gov. They will find a form requesting the public domain names and email addresses of elected officials and a maintenance form to be filled in on a regular basis to record changes, schedules and results of votes.
When the system is mature account holders will see eight squares, four populated with the pictures of politicians using the account holder's POPA to make law on four levels of government. On the right side of each picture a box that when selected will give the account holder access to information published by the government bureaucracy on that level of government, ie. agendas, time and date of votes on various bills etc. It should be noted that only information pertaining to the making of law will be found on this page. At the top of the page a box labeled "Open and Free Debate" will give the account holder access to the open and free debate module.
3. The open and free debate module.
Decisions for what issues will be on the agenda and identification of the debaters will be decided by a consensus of account holders using the green dot algorithm.
When an account holder selects the open and free debate module they will be asked if they wish to propose a debate issue. If they choose yes, they will be asked to fill in a form and submit the issue. After submitting a screen will open showing a list of submissions from other account holders and a question asking if they would like to support an existing submission. If the account holder selects an existing issue their stand alone submission will disappear and their support will be given to the group representing the issue they select.
If the account holder chooses no, when asked to submit an issue, a screen will open with a list of issues and the account holder can choose which issue they choose to support by dragging their green dot to the issue and anchor it there by double tapping.
At the end of each month the system will choose the most popular issue on each of the four levels of government and add that issue to the agenda to be debated nine months in the future.
For eight months and two weeks the agenda item will be open to account holders who would like to debate the issue. When an account holder selects an agenda item they will be asked if they would like to be a debater. If they choose yes they will be asked to fill in a form. When they press the submit button they will see a list of other debaters. At this point they can select a request to join an earlier established group or let their nomination stand and hope for support.
After selecting an agenda item if an account holder selects no, to the question of being a debater, they will see a list of debaters and can support an individual or group by dragging their green dot to the one they prefer.
Two weeks before the debate the system will select, based on the green dot algorithm, up to nine groups or individuals to participate in the debate.
Debates will happen on each Wednesday between 4 and 8 PM local time of the central bureaucracy. UN issues on the first Wednesday of the year, Federal debates the second, State, Provincial, or Territorial the third and Municipal on the fourth with this schedule repeating each month throughout the year.
Gaia Gov will provide all government bureaucracies, that have downloaded the Gov module, live streaming software providing a service to their jurisdiction. Live streaming a debate can be as simple as taping a selfie stick with a WiFi connected cell phone to a chair and pointing it at the debaters or as complicated as setting up an elaborate studio with cameras lights and microphones.
The debate will consist of three live streamed one hour sessions. In the first round, if there are nine groups, each group will be given five minutes with two minutes between groups. Account holders watching the live stream can drag their green dot to the group they support at any time. At the end of the first round debaters will assess their support and decide if they want to cast their support to a more popular group or continue on with the hopes that better rhetoric will gain them more support in the second session. There will be three eighteen minute intermissions between sessions to be filled with commentary and advertising.
It is expected that the number of debating groups will diminish, as unpopular ones join popular ones in round two and three expanding the time each group has to debate.
Open and free debates will imbue the social construct of political equality, provide wholesome entertainment and produce valuable information which will inform the discretion of account holders. Account holders who are leaders in our society today will be joined by thousands of new leaders who will bring a refreshing new slant to what society considers truth. By using the resource of everybody, lawmakers will have an easier job of making good law with strong authority.
Like all successful internet services Gaia Gov inc. will build an empty platform and rely on humanity to populate the majority of the application. The question is how to kick start the process of populating the application.
The least onerous layer of governance is the United Nations because there are only one hundred and ninety three participating members of the UN and the borders between countries are well established.
Initially the application will be built and rigorously tested using public domain UN data. The application will go live with a fully populated UN level and three empty lower levels of government.
By doing this the entire world population will be given an opportunity to become account holders. It is assumed the layers will be populated as described in section #8 Incentives.
#11 Future considerations:
With time Gaia Gov will become an established social construct and considered an essential element of society. It should be expected that political equality will grow ownership and responsibility in law which will reverse trends of increasing bureaucracies and law enforcement resulting in a flourishing noble citizenry. Problems society has had trouble solving in the past like ending war, overpopulation, poverty and reversing man's influence on climate change will be solvable with laws made with the weight of an informed human population.