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Cryptocracy is the practice and study of techniques for secure government in the presence of an electorate.
The earliest form of cryptocracy was Caesarian substitution, in which the Roman Emperor (or "Caesar") took the place of the Senate while telling it to pretend that it still functioned normally and had integrity. This is still the most popular method, but a more sophisticated one is public-key cryptocracy, in which politicians use both a public key known to the entire country (e.g. the economy) and a corresponding private key known only to them (e.g. massive cuts to popular social programs).
Quantum cryptocracy involves the theory that, in the very act of observing the government, journalists and whistle-blowers have caused the events that resulted in public outcry. This argument was famously used against Edward Snowden.