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The Stupidity of Crowds

[..] On the other hand, asking a large number of people to make a YES/NO decision on something they scarcely com­pre­hend is like having a hundred school children who have just finished dis­sec­ting a frog collec­tive­ly decide the best way to handle a triple bypass operation. That is to say, when the question requires expertise to answer, widening the circle reduces the collec­tive wisdom of the group. This is one element of what I call the Stupidity of Crowds. [..]

In­ter­es­san­te Ge­dan­ken­gän­ge im Artikel. Was nicht ganz so positiv ist:


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