Talk of the Bay from KSQD
Talk of the Bay from KSQD
Richard Lang of talks about advancing democracy in the 21st century

Host Len Beyea interviews Richard Lang, CEO of Democrasoft, Inc. and founder of

Richard Lang is Chairman & CEO of Democrasoft, Inc., a CA software development company focused on online voting and collaboration, with special emphasis on education and civic engagement. He is a pioneer in the technology industry, a co-inventor of the world’s first dual-deck VCR in the early 80s and creator of Burst technology in the mid-1990s, which enabled true, high-quality video and audio on demand.

Richard has been a guest on MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan Show, speaking about the nexus of education and technology and was featured by Good Magazine as a key influencer of “Future Learning.” He has been frequently interviewed regarding online collaboration strategies and was a presenter at the World Cultural Forum in Hangzhou China in May 2013, speaking about online collaboration strategies. His seminal book, Virtual Country: Strategy for 21st Century Democracy, offers a meta-plan for evolving democracy at the start of the 21st century. Richard Lang is the founder of NationalTownSquare and the website

“We are presented with an opportunity of historic proportion – to upgrade our original vision of democracy to coincide with the way our country has grown and changed. It is an opportunity to make use of capabilities that simply didn’t exist when our country was founded, and to do this in the service of all citizens, above all else. We have an opportunity to renew our collective confidence in the power of our democracy, and to shepherd its transition from cynicism and helplessness to vibrant and enthusiastic civic engagement that will be a model for other democracies around the world.”
– Virtual Country: Strategy for 21st Century Democracy