Radical or not, there has to be a smooth transition from where we are today into the meritocracy of the future. No matter how many times you spam that Saint-Just quote about revolutions by half-measures, you can't just flick on a switch and say, that's it we're all meritocrats now; and expect all of the problems of government which have been around since time immemorial to simply disappear. The world doesn't work that way, not unless you use force, violence, and coercion to get what you want, like Saint-Just did - and look where it got the cunt, straight to the guillotine! Felled by his own sword, a fate he and his ilk fully deserved, and the fate we meritocrats will deserve and will meet with, should we use violence to further our cause.
Which brings us to an impasse. This website is for people who want to peacefully bring about a meritocracy. If a movement for political institutional change such as meritocracy is to find success through peaceful means, then it relies on one thing above all else: Gandhian civil disobedience, which in turn relies on there being a huge groundswell of public support for meritocracy; and which, also in turn, relies on our message being popular. Quite simply, formally turning over all power to experts and completely marginalising Joe Bloggs will never be popular. The provision of an open source government at least provides the illusion that Joe Bloggs can have his say, even though there is no guarantee that his say will take precedence over the say of a more qualified person who has better ideas. In practice, I defy you to prove that an open source model is anti-meritocratic. Only the best ideas will be implemented, and who, other than the experts, can come up with the best ideas, pray tell? The point is that we avoid formally restricting the power of government to experts, even though in practice, only the experts will have any meaningful say.
It sounds exactly like meritocracy to me, only updated for the digital era, and being compatible to some extent with the existing paradigm of democracy; thereby being far more likely to gain some kind of popularity with the masses.
The only alternative to this kind of populism and the steady, phased introduction of meritocracy, is we take up arms and become violent revolutionaries, Bolsheviks - and force everybody, at gunpoint, to lay down in submission to meritocrats. Then we become the latest in a long line of tyrants and conquerors of humanity, not the liberators we desire to be.
Nobody on this website wants that. Perhaps it is yourself for whom this site is simply not designed for?