Should the community adopt a unique language, or should it use an existing one? Should a virtual currency be developed and set for all commerce within the community? What other elements would aid to create a sense of identity and unity?
Is it desirable to have community developed online services? Would there be innovation in online services without the incentive of private ownership? Can data be stored safely if there is an open developer community? Will people migrate from the services they currently use in exchange for a less commercial and more private experience?
In which ways do you find our current exchange spaces to be imperfect? Are community owned markets viable? What are the main things to address in order for them to work? How can open markets exist in the current global commerce environment? How can they be regulated without compromising their open nature?
Do you believe having people vote on every aspect of their government’s actions is viable? Which topics would you leave out of a voting process? Should there be specific groups that vote for specific matters? Should those groups be defined geographically, demographically, or professionaly? What functions would the government retain in a direct democracy? How should the platform that allows for direct democracy work?
The preliminar phase is all about getting people to know and join the World Wide Republic. A visual identity, new website, and audivisual materials are all a part of the strategy to communicate the existence of this exciting project. Which colors should identify the community? Should there a flag or logo? What features are missing in the webpage? Which style should the videos have? What else could be done? Eventually there will be polls to decide all of these matters, but your initial thoughts will be greatly appreciated.