The English language is a very confusing language when it comes to being precise about a description of a particular view. One word in can basically mean a bunch of words or phrases. This is why Tim O’Reilly makes it obvious that being precise with your English vocabulary is very important when one is trying to get the main purpose across. Tim O’Reilly does a wonderful job bringing the word openness into creating environments were people can grow and developed and be listened to whether it’s in the cyber world or in a government setting.
The idea of Tim O’Reilly branching off into the government setting with “government 2.0” is very beneficial and worthwhile. America was built on the ordinary citizen’s idea or feelings, instead a very small group within the government makes all the decisions for us instead of really listening to the people. It’s a very complex situation and goes far beyond Tim O’Reilly’s “government 2.0” but he has a very good start on getting these style governments on the right foot. Listening to your people that are living by your rules daily is good way to gin feedback to improve the vast majorities living styles not just the small group of government officials. With opening up the government to people’s complaints and ideas for improvement it will allow change that the citizens of their country really can appreciate instead of feeling neglected. This will create less hatred, crime, and unnecessary stress that are produced by the governmental system on purpose. This idea of listening to all the people’s complaints can cause some issues too. Not everyone’s heads are in the best mind set or who is to even tell anyone whose mind is in the right mind set; who decides what vast majority opinion should be held truthful. This can cause many differences to come about and this is due to religion, class differences, etc. Another issue that could come about from a “government 2.0” is do all these companies go that are truly a danger to majority of society? Were do the employees go? How do they survive? The system of capitalism should be relooked by the people within this “government 2.0” to make a way for people to not have to strive for money so badly that it distracts them from the reality of the true world. This is one of the factors our U.S. government does to every citizen, so our heads are not or can’t pay attention. Using the “government 2.0” will also have to fix capitalism in a worldwide sense. How do you compensate for all the years of debt owed or resources owed to other countries? When other countries have different beliefs, how do you fix your capitalistic ways with them?
It’s a very dangerous way to think of setting up this “Government 2.0” or “2.0” anything. When making drastic changes to such a system that is built around having control and power, you really think no physical activity will take place or war, to say the worst, to reject these drastic changes? I don’t believe things can be changed so easily when everything has taking a turn for the worst so deeply that we are poisoning our species and not educating our young for the better of our survivability. Yes that act for change and seeing the better for the people whether its open source technology of “government 2.0” but you’re playing with fire when you want to change rules of THE game.