New7Wonders of the World

“Democracy should inspire and empower”

On April 4, 2008, Bernard Weber spoke to an intent, responsive audience gathered in Munich to discuss how overseas voting could be more widely and better implemented for political elections in the United States and other countries.

Bernard Weber
Bernard Weber, the founder and president of New7Wonders

Bernard Weber, founder of New7Wonders, noted that the overwhelming, global success of the The Official New 7 Wonders of the World campaign is proof that democracy can be inspiring and exciting. Democracy can address and empower people everywhere with a peaceful, positive topic. He also shared insights from his voting analysis, showing that many votes came from the developing world and children worldwide.

Global Memory — created together for the first-time ever

As pointed out during the speech, one of the most important results of the first-ever global election is the creation of Global Memory. Bernard Weber: “Having come together in peace to celebrate our world’s diversity and beauty, people all over have created Global Memory for the very first time. The Official New 7 Wonders of the World, chosen actively by the people of the world, are 7 things that everyone, no matter where they are and what they do, can remember. Sharing in Global Memory brings people closer together, strengthening the positive dialogue that New7Wonders continues to enable and foster.”

The first global time democracy was ever used on a global scale

Since the New7Wonders campaign is the only one that has ever reached out to citizens of all countries, Bernard Weber, its founder, is uniquely qualified to speak about how more than 100 million votes were cast to elect The Official New 7 Wonders of the World, which were declared in Lisbon on 07.07.07.

Here is Part 2 of Bernard Weber’s speech:

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