Monday, 2 April 2012

Smart Swarm

In his book Smart Swarm, Peter Miller writes "Seek a diversity of knowledge. Encourage friendly competition of ideas. Use an effective mechanism to narrow your choices. These are the lessons of the swarm's success. They also happen to be the same rules that enable certain groups of people to make smart decisions together..."
The question is, Does our political system do this effectively?
Interactive Democracy fits the bill!

1 comment:

Stephen said...

This is a very important topic. Can we use this type of collective knowledge in the best possible way? We must customize Interactive democracy in such a way that it embraces diversity of knowledge, because believe me; it can be done incorrectly, BUT if done correctly, then we potentially create an overwhelming improved democratic system. And this is very inportant.