This is the first century in which a histocratic republic is possible.Histocracy is untested, untried, unprecedented. Why? Because it was impossible until about ten years ago. Histocracy requires secure, uncorruptible computers to allocate voting power. If it had been tried in Athens, whoever was in charge of counting the white and black stones, reading the rooms and rooms of voting records stored on parchment, and doing the math would surely have been able to cheat–think of the man-hours required to check his work. The major democracies in the world today use various systems that distribute out the work and the responsibility, but they all bear outdated heritages of a different time (as an American, I am thinking specifically of the Electoral College).