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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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    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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