Friday, May 22, 2009

Truth engines, again

There are various types of these things, such as from natural, social, and other sources. The range is very wide, for instance some claim that there is a "wisdom of crowds" (expect much more (say, like related to finance and manipulations thereof) on this) or that public opinion can be of worth (excluding from this, for now, democratically-focused events and votes).

We'll get into enumeration and description at some point of all these types with the intent that such would allow reasonable extrapolation, perhaps even interpolation, toward testing both type and properties.

Courts of law are a type of truth engine. It's good to have someone like Judge Posner opine about issues as that gives us some idea of a worldview based upon law-influenced thinking. Of course, we must not forget all those natural truth engines that abound.

How the web wisdom (is there really such?) matches up with that which is more mature will be of interest to many.


09/09/09 -- We'll need to look at UUUN, as a framework, for truth engineering.

08/27/2009 -- Madoff exemplifies (albeit somewhat indirectly) systemic risk.

06/18/2009 -- A fresh look will be needed.

Modified: 09/09/2009

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