Thursday, September 6, 2007

Long Island "Super Cruncher"

This article helps to explain a part of what Long Island 3.0 is about.

We advocate using new technology to come to rational, fact based public policy (and as part of an overall Long Island "Common Language" Project we had discussed earlier which will also facilitate communication and positive outcomes.).

In the article the author envisions "the replacement of expertise and intuition by objective, data-based decision making, made possible by a virtually inexhaustible supply of inexpensive information."

I think this author is a bit severe. Rather than replacing "expertise and intuition" I would instead say we are replacing misinformation and intransigence which lead to stagnation.

The bottom line is that the technology is here today and it is readily available. Let's use it for the common good of Long Island.

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