Six-World Sci-Fi: Reboot Democracy for the Digital Age

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Honorable Mentions:

Twitter analytics determines 2040 presidential winner. Alan Grover Daniel via Facebook

Randomly selected leader is Citizen 42034. @abhshkshtty via Instagram

For the people. By the droids. Steve Fabian via Facebook

Mathematics draws districts; cryptography verifies votes. @boomerdell via Instagram

Turn off the internet for good. Colin Kiernan via Facebook

Humans vote artificial intelligence to power. @atin.roy via Instagram

Vote. Vote. Vote. Vote. Vote. Vote. @mistermush1991 via Instagram

Person with the most Instagram comments wins. @jmscml via Instagram

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