We need better ideas to address the complex problems confronting our world, and our ideas are better when we think together. Deliberator allows us to think together in unprecedented ways. It is an engine for active thinking and collaborative problem-solving, where ideas are built, remixed, and refined. Deliberator is about thinking in a new dimension.
Complex networks emerge from the combination of simple components through dynamic processes. In Deliberator, those simple components are ideas, which come together in debates around the critical problems of our day. In most debates, ideas are treated as static objects: ossified position statements that are uttered and then die. With Deliberator, ideas come to life.
A simple game dynamic at the heart of the site drives interaction among users to constantly improve upon each other’s ideas in the search for new solutions and perspectives. Debates evolve organically, drawing in expanding circles of thinkers to bring the cognitive power of the internet community to bear.
In the next few weeks, Deliberator will launch. I hope you join us.
Department of Government
Content Editor, Deliberator
Posted on Saturday, October 13th 2012