“Us Now” is an interesting documentary about “the power of mass collaboration, government and the internet.” (via) Although most examples are well known (at least among “political web 2.0 geeks” …), the film provides a good overview about different collaborative internet projects and how politics might change in the future:
In a world in which information is like air, what happens to power? New technologies and a closely related culture of collaboration present radical new models of social organisation. This project brings together leading practitioners and thinkers in this field and asks them to determine the opportunity for government.
If distributed networks of people can run complex organisations such as football clubs, what else can they do? Us Now takes a look at how this type of participation could transform the way that countries are governed. It tells the stories of the online networks whose radical self-organising structures threaten to change the fabric of government forever.