Tuesday, February 02, 2010
The horror - deliberation leads to horror
I'm reading Infotopia. Twitter notes (while they last).
Deliberation leads to polarisation and extremism. And group decisions based on deliberations often result in no better result than a simple vote without deliberation. This is because new information is almost always rejected by the group, preferring instead to stay with "common knowledge", and/or cascading decisions like groupthink. Deliberation strengthens this bias, often resulting in worse group decisions than by a straight non-deliberative vote!
He who controls common knowledge (or sub conscious) controls everything!
omg.. the horror.. reading on...