Take a look at this fascinating article by John Thornhill, the Innovation Editor at the Financial Times about designing a new democracy on planet Mars. Here is an excerpt:
Can we imagine a better democracy on Mars? The great virtue of thought experiments is they expand the realm of debate. For that reason, Hélène Landemore, a professor of political science at Yale University, recently challenged her students to write a constitution for Mars (her previous assignments to reimagine the US constitution had occasionally resulted in unbridgeable disputes). Not only might Mars-fixated voyagers such as SpaceX founder Elon Musk be intrigued by the exercise, but politicians should be, too. Rather than replicating the standard template of an elected parliament and representative government, the students sketched out a far more participative form of politics.
Read the full article here.