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Anon Ymous

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A Way to find the best leaders of tommorow

- Create a computer program much like America's Army in the sense it is designed to find skilled leaders who make appropriate decisions. Think the game Civilization, but built upon real life data.

Use supercomputers, or computer networks for high-resolution results. Include factors such as climate, economy, religion, census data to as accurately as possible predict people’s reactions to the player's influence and decisions. This would be effective in assuring that people placed into power actually know what they're doing and aren't just adept at the game of politics, or a figure puppet placed by the highest bidder.

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  • Sep 5 2011: I don't think choosing leaders can be decided by a computer. In fact, the only way we can choose leaders is if the leaders choose themselves. Climate, economy, religion, census data does not determine that a leader is "good". It is who the leader truly is. Or what they do.
  • Aug 31 2011: I absolutely hate the game Civilization. If you are selecting the best leaders using a turn-based system, you are going to get the best of the worst leaders available.

    A great leader can forge a straight path through a moral quagmire and inspire the best in people. (IN REAL TIME)

    Computers and simulation games are great for many things but they have not proven to be great judges of character because not all data is ever avaiable.
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    Aug 30 2011: Actually I'm going to expand on this idea. Make this program about EVERYTHING. From localized problems about food, pollution, to widespread problem like oil prices. Let anyone play, or as many as possible with the computing power available. Going to websites like this and talking with intelligent people one on one, I am certain there are many gems of insight, and valuable effective answers hidden within the general population. Those currently in power have gotten us to the state were in, perhaps the awswers come from somewhere else? Now how to get people to want to play...
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    Aug 30 2011: For my hidden global agenda yes. Seriously, no. But as it stands we have leaders. I am convinced that by the time someone comes into a position of power, they have been so brow-beaten and tainted by the game they are more about playing the game than making a difference. It's a natural result of the system.

    Point being I simply want to see people put into positions of influence who truly can solve problems be put into places that can make a difference, not just those adept at playing the game.
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    Aug 30 2011: Do you need leaders?