Could Interactive Democracy be a super team that solves societies problems?
In this TED Talk, Erik Brynjolfsson, MIT Director of Digital Business, closes by saying
"The new machine age
can be dated to a day 15 years ago
when Gary Kasparov, the world chess champion,
played Deep Blue, a supercomputer.
The machine won that day,
and today, a chess program running on a cell phone
can beat a human grandmaster.
It got so bad that, when he was asked
what strategy he would use against a computer,
Jan Donner, the Dutch grandmaster, replied,
"I'd bring a hammer."
But today a computer is no longer the world chess champion.
Neither is a human,
because Kasparov organized a freestyle tournament
where teams of humans and computers
could work together,
and the winning team had no grandmaster,
and it had no supercomputer.
What they had was better teamwork,
and they showed that a team of humans and computers,
working together, could beat any computer
or any human working alone."
I suspect that internet technology facilitating a vast web of human experience could outperform any political expert or supercomputer. "Technology is not destiny.
We shape our destiny."