Minerva: An electronic town hall

  title={Minerva: An electronic town hall},
  author={Amitai Etzioni},
  journal={Policy Sciences},
This paper presents the specifications for an electronic technology that will allow masses of citizens to have discussions with each other, and which will enable them to reach group decisions without leaving their homes. Specifications of the components needed are enumerated and a concrete system suggested. Possible variations and other uses of the system are explored. 
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