- Erik Richardson
- Milwaukee, WI
- United States
Teacher, Richardson Ideaworks, Inc.
Is crowdsourcing to help solve military conflicts a good idea or just desperate?
There is an online game starting Monday, hosted at the Naval Postgraduate School, to evaluate the use of crowdsourcing for different scenarios. To start, they will present a constructed, high-tension scenario involving piracy and US-China tensions. I actually have three related questions toward understanding the implications of this kind of project. (//mmowgli.nps.edu/mmowgli)
Do you think this is a sign of a military in touch with leading edge developments and engaged in forward thinking, or is it a sign of a military whose training is behind the times and therefore desperate to draw in creative problem solving from people outside the military?
Do you think the ratio of gold nuggets to dirt can be high enough to merit the time it takes to sort through suggestions?
Do you think projects like this will have a higher effect of militarizing the consciousness of civilians or will it help to create non-military alternatives thereby peace-ifying the military mindset?