Finland is about to start using crowdsourcing to create new laws
Who makes laws? In most of the democratic world, that's the sole preserve of elected governments. But in Finland, technology is about to make democracy significantly more direct.
Earlier this year, the Finnish government enabled something called a "citizens' initiative", through which registered voters can come up with new laws – if they can get 50,000 of their fellow citizens to back them up within six months, then the Eduskunta (the Finnish parliament) is forced to vote on the proposal.