Is it practical to replace most of government with some kind of computer? Because most decisions are about weighing pros and cons and counting is kinda what computers do best

When personalities start clashing, there should be a "lets go to the computer" prompt

@cypnk Computers can only weigh pro and cons according to the preferences of who programmed it. The myth that computers are neutral needs to die

@elomatreb @cypnk The best way I heard it put is: "technology is neither good nor bad; nor is it neutral".


@rysiek @elomatreb @cypnk
A computer is a force multiplier for your opinions. It applies your personal biases at industrial scale.

@enkiv2 @elomatreb @cypnk more often than not you don't even know about your biases so it comes out the way it does, too.

@rysiek @elomatreb @cypnk
on top of that, "more is different" -- scaling up your biases creates new and different ramifications

@dredmorbius Very cogently argued paper that doesn’t address the absurdity of gerrymandering, or opposition to the legalization of marijuana (despite popular support), or opposition to birth control on philosophical grounds

Much of government isn’t decision making, but capitulation to instinct and intuition despite copious amounts of data to the contrary

There’s a reason we rely on flight instruments in bad weather. The machines are better at telling us where we are

@rysiek @enkiv2 @elomatreb @cypnk on the one hand I believe this, on the other hand if I have a lot of computers why does nobody still agree with me about anything

The trick is to be the sole or primary connecting node between any two people or groups.
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