[ExI] Making [100 million] people smarter on the cheap.

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Sun Dec 7 09:26:47 UTC 2008

On Sat, Dec 6, 2008 at 11:59 PM, Brent Allsop wrote:
> In addition, as with any such world wide multi country efforts, there is
> going to be different POV on what is most important to do next, where, the
> reasons for such, and so on.  http://canonizer.com would seek to concisely
> state the diversity of beliefs about such plans and needs, and concisely
> measure the consensus for all such thinking - enabling much more ability to
> discover where there is agreement on any actionable items, and precisely
> what is required to achieve all of them, in highest priority order,
> according to the largest consensus.   All this instead of having to
> endlessly argue over any disagreements in priority or reasons or initial
> directions, debating who has authority for what, and so on - as mostly
> disables and prevents so many people from getting involved in any such
> efforts today.

I think the problem in using the canonizer in such multi-national
situations is differing objectives. Seeking knowledge and common
ground is not the main objective. In chaotic warzone type countries,
blatant 'What's in it for me?' is the bosses reaction.  The people at
the top in these countries are more like brutal gangsters than the
more civilized white-collar corruption that we have in the west. But
nobody is going to put into the canonizer "I don't agree with that POV
until I get a million USD in my Swiss bank account'. It might be of
use in more abstract philosophical argumentation though.


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