Make Better Decisions Together

This may seem like it should fall under Pragmatic Aspirations, but it is challenging.

The use cases we envision for better decisions range from

  • Company choosing a service name and tagline, to
  • Town choosing between alternate land-use plans, to
  • Politicians deliberating platform planks, to
  • Public health officials setting pandemic mitigation guidelines (with and without public participation).

One of the major reasons to build a persistent shared memory is to avoid each of these decisions starting from scratch. People underestimate the value of curating knowledge over time, as illustrated by Jerry's Jimmy Wales Story About the Pope Benedict Page in Wikipedia.

The communities already fleshing out this territory include:

  • Debate and argumentation
  • Business Intelligence
  • Civic participation