Enabling technologies include:

  1. Zoom – for scheduling and implementing online transparent concurrent meetings of Australian People to share ideas and issues.
  2. Database – to sort and structure and store ideas/issues.
  3. Ideas Management System – to allow debate, discussion and voting on ideas/issues outcomes, resolutions and solutions. Initial implementation will use Tricider, a free online ideas/issues management system.
  4. Interfaces – to allow Australians to browse all current ideas/issues/outcomes/resolutions/solutions. One technology envisaged is Wordclouds using various measures, such as popularity, urgency, idea/issue grouping, Of course, many other interfaces can be used including tabular, graphic, multi-media and animation interfaces, These interfaces will allow Australians to quickly and effectively assess which issues and ideas they wish to contribute to and vote on. In our case, the wordclouds will in addition, have links to the associated issues and ideas.