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Thursday, August 04, 2005

Use of Technology as Wiki-ocrocy

I like this interesting idea of Wiki-ocrocy by Hossein Derakhshan, a pioneer in Persian blogosphere. The idea is explained in his paper in OpenDemocracy . He suggests a pilot socio-political project to test the ability of Wiki media for social changes. He proposes "producing a revised version of the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran, on which thousands of people from different socio-political backgrounds have consensus."

I personally agree with him that such media like Wiki is a good and safe place to practice democratic training. This idea is similar to the Darwins evolution which has been mimicked during the last 20 years by different engineers and scientists. The idea is that you have a certain chromosome (in this case existing Constitution of IRI), then under certain rules such as mutation, recombination, and crossover these chromosomes evolve (changing of Constitution through mind of different socio-political groups). After some time, the evolved generation is "the fittest to survive." So I would see this project as a very interesting case study for social engineering.

PS: This subject can be studied under
evolutionary computation.


At 12:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is very good idea. I like it.


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