Category Archives: Collective intelligence

From Athens to the Blockchain: Oracles for Digital Democracy

By  Marta Poblet, Darcy W. E. Allen, Oleksii Konashevych, Aaron M. Lane and  Carlos Andres Diaz Valdivia Oracles were trusted sources of knowledge for public deliberation in classical Athens. Very much like expert and technical knowledge, divine advice was embedded … Continue reading

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The Catalan tsunami: encrypting swarm intelligence

A Mediterranean tsunami is a rare, once-in-a-century event. A black swan. In Catalonia, the abnormal surge has taken the unique form of a “Democratic Tsunami”. On Monday 14 October, the Spanish Supreme Court sentenced 12 Catalan politicians and grassroots activists … Continue reading

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