Page rank and democracy

May 13th, 2005 | by Andrew Ó Baoill |

Sometimes you can’t make it up. Except someone did.

PageRank is an algorithm that allows the best leaders to determine who the best leaders are, eliminating the popularity game of conventional populistic-democracy. SD2 can be used by nonprofits, businesses, government entities, but it is intended to be best for grass-roots activism for groups thirty or more, and is scalable to a global level.

I hate meritocracies (or more accurately the rhetoric of meritocracy that sees it as sufficient for dealing with issues of equality and access); now someone’s proposing to replace the electoral process itself with a meritocracy.

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