Welcome to Global Referendum 2020

Principle: The will of the people as expressed through a global referendum, as long as it is in accordance with the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Earth Charter, shall be the highest expression of political power on planet Earth.


In the course of research and development in machine intelligence we have discovered a principle of intelligence itself. At the top of the hierarchy of intelligence is the whole, and the whole is greater than the sum of the parts because the parts are different. This applies to creating a machine learning representation of the collective intelligence of humanity.


This website is an exercise in visualizing the future in which I want to live. Direct democracy, based on universal principles, from the local to the global level is a big part of that. Additional articles can be found at a companion website, Ratification Through Referendum.


A possible date for the first global referendum is Saturday, March 21, 2020. That will be the Fall Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere, and the Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. Night and day will be of equal duration all around the world.


Why the year 2020? The year 2020 feels like soon enough to make a difference, and far enough away to allow time for preparations.


The next article is Untapped Resources.


John Kintree

November 5, 2016

revised, July 23, 2018

updated, February 23, 2019


Update February 20, 2019

It is with immense relief that I recognize that I do not have to create the Truth. All I have to do is to point at it, the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Earth Charter.