Interactive Democracy recognises that there is an important role for professional politicians but that job precludes them from an alternative career. Wouldn't it be useful if the experiences gained by professionals in other areas were factored into the political system? Of course individuals can do that today, by joining a political party or campaign, but that often takes time that a busy person may not have. It also requires skills that a capable engineer, teacher or soldier, for example, may not have. Interactive Democracy makes it easier for real life experiences from all sectors of society to be factored into politics.