Ted Stalets received a masters degree in mass communications from the University of Illinois before spending a corporate career with the music company – Baldwin Piano. From the time of his first Radio Shack TRS80 computer in the late 1970s, he has developed a deep respect for the evolving computer revolution, and more recently, the Internet revolution. An avid futurist, Ted has developed several hundred websites featuring various emerging technologies geared toward the non-technical person. He served as literary agent for Rescue Plan for Planet Earth (since re-titled as World Democracy through a global referendum). Ted developed a portable voting booth for the global referendum initiative, allowing the ballot form, translated in over 70 languages, to be multiplied many times over throughout the Internet. Ted serves as president of Vote World Parliament, an up and coming global NGO, with the hope of a bottom-up political evolution towards global democracy. Ted lives in Franklin, Tennessee.