Google Politics

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An article that Matt Cutts of Google recently posted, asked for BIG IDEAS from people. “Pretend you are CEO of Google for a day,” says Cutts. He wants to know what we would do to improve society, Google or the Internet.  Below is my comment. Let me know what you think.

Google Politics

As CEO, I would create a non-profit, unbiased arm that functioned as the new way get political information, nominate candidates and elect them electronically.

Pieces of the puzzle:

– List a set of problems on politics.google.com (not being used currently)
– Party nominees submit solutions (we’ll assume we have nominees for simplicity)
– Solutions are crawled and distributed on a graph based on similarity by degree. (solution X is .8% off from solution Y).
– Radical and/or non-viable solutions are tossed
– Solutions get assessed for economic and political viability
– Topics are weighted for impact and immediacy
– People vote on the solutions during a pre-Primary period
– Nominees with the most highly voted ideas go into a candidate pool.
– Secure, Online Voting commences
– Candidates are elected from 2-3 parties and the process moves forward…

Something along these lines would reduce the waste, corruption and stupidity that occurs in the America electoral process. We deserve a system that doesn’t depend on how much money you can raise and how many special interests you can sleep with. Real, common sense ideas and a political system that actually carries them out would be a BIG IDEA from this Google CEO.

2 thoughts on “Google Politics

  1. I can’t tell you how much I love this idea!! I would like to carry it a step further and have people vote blindly on the solutions and have no knowledge of party affiliation when they vote.

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    That would be a great addition to the plan, Stephany. However, I do want to be able to get a sense of the person during the process. Electing an official is only the beginning. They would be responsible for making many other decisions that the citizens hadn’t voted on, so it would be important to think that I could trust their judgment on other issues. How much of the political process do you think is left up to human emotion as it currently stands?

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