Physix, Q-vote & The Future
By Tamanna Khosla, PhD. & Olayimika Oyebanji
The growth and expansion of global civil society as a phenomenon in the 1990s seemed closely associated with a major shift in cultural and social values that took hold in most developed market economies in the 1970s. This shift saw a change in emphasis from material security to concerns about democracy, participation, transperancy and meaning, and involved, among others, a formation towards cosmopolitan values such as tolerance and respect for human rights. These values facilitated the cross-national spread of social movements around common issues that escaped conventional party politics, particularly in Europe and Latin America, and led to a broad-based mobilization in social movements, with the women’s, peace, democracy and environmental movements the best examples of an increasingly international ‘movement industry’. Not only in the West, but also in growing parts of Asia and Latin America, Africa and the Middle East, today’s generation are the children of the internet, the mobile phone and cheap air travel – the ‘globalization Generation. Thus mission at Physix : devised by Dr Dan Smith is to make democracy more transparent and inclusive. This system of voting should be used in democracies to make them more transparent and people friendly.
GLOBAL GOVERNANCE, PHYSIX AND Q VOTE
Global governance is a purposeful order that emerges from institutions, processes, norms, formal agreements, and informal mechanisms that regulate action for a common good. In the absence of a single authoritative institution or world government structure, global governance is comprised of elements and methods from both the public and private sectors. These basic elements include agreed upon standards, evolving norms based on shared values, and directives issued and enforced by states. Methods of global governance include harmonization of laws among states, international regimes, global policy issue networks, and hybrid institutions that combine functions of state agencies and private sector organizations. The concept of global governance raises two sets of, as yet, unresolved issues. One has to do with claims of the legitimate exercise of authority, the other with democratic values. In contrast to theories of governance at local and national levels, a social contract between citizens and institutions of global governance has not been developed sufficiently to constitute a sufficient basis for legitimacy. In its current conception, global governance implies democratic governance. However, the reliance on scientific and professional bodies to set standards, rules, and procedures, on bureaucratic agencies of the state to implement policies, and on voluntary organizations to monitor compliance, none of which are based on democratic principles of representation or equal participation, raises questions about the compatibility of democratic values and the concept of global governance. So we have to understand how should q vote and physics help global governance and civil society
Thus at Physix: Black Swan Group, what we are doing is to propose a model of Q vote or quality vote. It enhances the role of voting system in a democracy. It talks about not just yes or no but also you come to know the repercussions of writing a yes or no. Physix will devise through the medium if the decision taken on any possible politica , economic or social issue, is good, bad or neutral. Any issue can be represented through colored triangles, squares and circle. It would make even most difficult issue seem simple and explainable to a 5 year old. Voice of minorities and the last individual can be or as more aptly put must be heard. A democracy can be enriched by Physix and q vote. Physix will lead to increased transparency, thus further the notion of democracy worldwide. No individual or group can now be cheated and truer version of democracy can be displayable through simple diagrams.
What is Q vote?
It’s largely a mode; to fix democracy. In a normal vote you are asked to do no or yes. So what do you do with people who do not understand complex questions . If you don’t know you have to look at the last sign. When you enter the voting room you see what your neighbor might have said or what you said on you tube. So if you don’t know the answer or are poorly informed you get the wrong answer. These are ways to make decisions. In a democratic system that is how we make decisions.
So here we get the q vote or quality vote. You should know the repercussions whether good or bad.
What is the financial impact of decision? If you say yes you assume it is going to help you financially. You need to make a multidimensional vote. Financial impact + opinion+ ability to say I am not sure if this is good or bad. It personally affects you. For example a factory affects you personally or those who stay 100 mile away it might not affect them. What is their opinion on things you have never seen or will not have an impact on. So we have to see whether it is good for me financially or bad for me. Sometime it can be a good idea or later it will turn out to be a bad idea. Also it might be good financially but not otherwise.
Using the same principal you can expand the model in a spectrum varying from worst from best with neutral in middle. In spectrum along with neutral you can have good and bad also. This can be used as a better model for estimating the financial impact. If it has a horrible impact, neutral impact or a very good impact. This would be a high granularity or a high definition democracy. For every greater granularity this model can be turned into a two dimensional model where the Y axis talks about how a decision could be best/worst for an individual or for all. Though this model you can represent complex value judgments which may be worst for an individual but at the same time best decision for everyone. Here the square represents whether you are physically effected or not and circle represents an opinion.
So the value of this is that it will provide physical, financial and psychological evaluation from the date of vote itself. It will show how you feel about something and whether it will affect you physically, financially or not. It will also address whether the vote is rural, urban or whether male or female. It also addresses tyranny of majority. It gives high granularity of how the people are and what their ethics are.
The model shows the votes cast and it shows an example of the votes cast by people who are affected and the ones not physically affected. Here the people who were physically affected thought it was a very bad idea, than the ones who weren’t affected physically had a positive opinion and there was a bunch of voters both in black and white with no opinion. Hence they were in green. The question that arises is what should be done with the people who don’t have an opinion or choose not to express their opinion. How do we decide where do the uninformed or ambiguous which side they go. For politicians this is a way for them to understand principles of the constituents. Why would you still want to do something even if it costs you money. This is a question which arises from politicians. You may not know the answer on a personal basis but it can be seen on the vote. Overtime voters may change their decisions. People who are physically affected and may have a negative opinion may have a positive opinion tomorrow. This could suggest that before they were misinformed and did not understand the consequences and hence have changed their vote now as it created a positive impact.
Now you can analyze what were the best decisions and which groups made them. If you are asking people to make decisions in a democracy you are asking them which is the best way to go. This can be used to decide whether the people who were physically closer to the issue made better decisions or the people physically further made better decisions. Thus who makes the best decisions this is the tool to do with.
The grey scale has a different function. It is used to spot what the user thinks is true or false about any information, survey, or enquiry and it is ranged as a scale of 0. 1. The black square can be used to give direction to the movement of the cursor when the user wants to answer a question in the affirmative or in the negative as the case may be. For example, if a user wants to rate a piece of information as false on Q-vote app, he simply has to move the black square to the extreme left (white region); and if he is rating it as true, he has to move it to the far right. A piece of information or question can also be rated as inaccurate. Here Jio and airtel can map their products likes and dislikes.
or question can also be rated as inaccurate. Here Jio and airtel can map their products likes and dislikes.
CRM by means of Q-vote
In the digital era, CRM has come of age and as a customer oriented system it will continue to remain an integral part of doing business online. Surveys are used to collect data on how customers feel and on the general performance of a company. Shoppers are often asked to rate delivery services and products durability with something as simple as a survey question designed to elicit “a yes or no” answer. A successful company or business with a good CRM rating will have on its Q-vote graph a high ‘violet’ vote which can indicate overall monthly or yearly performance. Q-vote is a democratic way to promote accountability in businesses where customers are seen not as outsiders but as an integral part of the whole machinery of business. Q-vote can significantly enhance data collection and analysis. It can also build trust over time if customers are allowed to see their monthly Q-vote graph and to take a review of their decisions if necessary.
The philosophy of Q-vote is deepening the connection between businesses and their customers with a technology that gives weight to feelings in real time. Below is a picture showing a unique way to fully communicate one’s feeling of happiness using Q-vote and the color bar, which is technically designed to compute the full gamut of human emotions.
The answer to the above question is in the range of ‘violet’ as seen on the bar. This is the Q-vote way to say ‘ I’m feeling good’ as the color substitute of any spoken language, which can be used to express glee, happiness, excitement, etc. When customer likes a product or a feature in a mobile phone it will be violet showing their happiness, while if they are unhappy it would be red and if indifferent or neutral , it would be green.
Comprehensively, q-vote can be further illustrated using the following labels/ symbols : F( False), T(True), Default(Neutral), Plus sign(+/positive) and Minus sign(-/neg
In a survey or questionnaire run with physix, there would be many responses with few responses. The survey can start with a broad statement and the responses will be answered regarding that statement. The responses can include how does it feel (+/-), was it as expected, was it easily understood/complex, did it save value/time, was it dangerous or safe, did it help many or few? Each of these would be represented by a simple slider and labels on each side. They will all be on the same page to allow ease of use.
Q-vote Color Spectrum
The ROYGBIV being the seven unique colors of the rainbow constitute the Physix Q-vote color spectrum. They are as follow: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet.
T he image above shows the properties of Q-vote as they are appear on the color and gray scales. On the color scale, Red means WORST (VERY BAD)/ ANGRY/ DISSATISFIED; Orange means BAD ; Yellow means NOT GOOD; Green means NEUTRAL; Blue means GOOD; and Violet means EXCELLENT. Each of these can be understood in the context of other related feelings or synonyms.
RED= Worst/very bad/angry/dissatisfied
ORANGE= Bad/ Poor/
YELLOW= Not good
GREEN= Neutral/indifference/ neither
VIOLET= Excellent/A1 Condition
Q-vote Gray Scale
The grey scale has a different function. It is used to spot what the user thinks is true or false about any information, survey, or enquiry and it is ranged as a scale of 0. 1. The black square can be used to give direction to the movement of the cursor when the user wants to answer a question in the affirmative or in the negative as the case may be. For example, if a user wants to rate a piece of information as false on Q-vote app, he simply has to move the black square to the extreme left (white region); and if he is rating it as true, he has to move it to the far right. A piece of information or question can also be rated as inaccurate somewhere in the middle.
Thus democracies which aim to make themselves transparent and people friendly need to rely on a system of q vote . It can be used in academia, voting governments, business ,UN and voting pattern in d=several countries, science and astronomy. Thus making democracies more translucent.