Rick Falkvinge Nominated For The TIME 100 – Online Poll In Progress

I’ve been nominated to the list of the 100 most influential people in the world, as determined by the prestigious TIME Magazine. 200 people have been selected as finalists in the nomination process, me being one of them, and the final list will contain 100 people. The poll is currently online: you can vote.

After being picked as one of the top 100 global thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine last year, it’s certainly an honor to be considered one of the 200 most influential people in the world (across all categories), with an opportunity to make it into the final list of the 100 most influential.

Vote for me here right away (“Should Rick Falkvinge be on the list? Definitely!”). It’s just one click on the page, and makes a difference for how seriously the ideas are taken at a crucial time in our growth phase.

From what I can see, two Swedish people have made it as finalists – myself and Spotify’s Daniel Ek. Looking through the list of people, it’s certainly a prestigious company to be in.

But the most important thing here is that I’m not primarily on the list as an individual, but as a carrier of new and important ideas – as a symbol for a large movement demanding civil liberties for the next generation.

You can help that cause of net-generation civil liberties by making sure that the only pirate on the list makes the final 100. That is a statement in itself.

Rick Falkvinge

Rick is the founder of the first Pirate Party and a low-altitude motorcycle pilot.

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  1. Andrew Norton

    Way to go, Rick!!!

  2. Ninja

    Epic win. Voted. And spreading the word. As you said you are listed as carrier of new ideas. Ideas we hold dear to our hearts. I voted on you yes because you are a great person but I also voted in those ideas you carry.

    I’ll be cheering on you.

  3. Pirat aktivist borås

    WOOOW!!!! Kör PÅ Rick!!!!

  4. Datavetaren

    Incredible and congratulations! If you were to be on that final list there would be an incredible good opportunity to boost the awareness of the pirate movement!

  5. Henry Rouhivuori

    Pirates into top 100!

  6. […] “The most important thing here is that I’m not primarily on the list as an individual, but as a carrier of new and important ideas – as a symbol for a large movement demanding civil liberties for the next generation,” Falkvinge comments on his blog. […]

  7. Jaime Frontero

    Just a quick heads-up…

    If you’re blocking web-trackers and web-bugs – like with Ghostery, for example – the Time site won’t let you vote until you stop blocking Polldaddy.

  8. Peter N. M. Hansteen

    After I gave my vote, I got the following statistic:

    Thank you for voting!
    Definitely 81.05%

    No Way 18.95%

  9. Harlekin33
  10. AeliusBlythe

    Voted. And congrats! Love this….

    “I’m not primarily on the list as an individual, but as a carrier of new and important ideas – as a symbol for a large movement demanding civil liberties for the next generation.”

    It would be hugely symbolic for pirates everywhere if you made the final cut!

  11. Scary Devil Monastery

    Voted. And once again, thank you for all your hard work.

  12. harlekin33

    IF U DONT LIKE THE LAWS THAT ARE IMPLENTED, CROSS YOUR WRIST ABOVE YOUR HEAD!

    THATS THE NEW SIGN!!!!

  13. Anne Ominous

    Rick, I have been impressed by several of your writings and several things that you have proffered.

    Take to the fore.

    We need new and better systems outside of the hands and tentacles of corrupting influences like greed, corrupting businesses and the politicians (and even countries) that they own.

    We should not waste our time and energy trying fix problems that exist by design. We must replace them.

    This is a new age technologically and a new millennium.

    It’s time.

    Enough with the old guard – a clean-slate approach is needed for now and for the future. It must exclude the corruption and corrupting influences mentioned before. They are on their way to oblivion on their own – we must simply let them fade away for the sake of our futures. There is no point in trying to heal them – they cannot be healed.

    And we must focus our energies on creation of the new common good for ourselves and for the future.

  14. morr

    “Voting for inclusion in the TIME 100 issue is now closed. The final list, selected by our editors, will be revealed on Wednesday, April 18th”

    I can’t find it :/

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