Tuesday, November 6, 2007

A random noise about common sense, but without any trace of it

Reading the comment of Taran on the post on virtuallyblind about the agelock, I thought - indeed, if all was done with a common sense in mind, it would all be so much easier...

But the reality is, everyone has his own "common" sense - and the laws are merely an attempt to formalize this in a way which would look "common sense enough". Note, that with the time this sense does change.

With the internet village in mind, this brings a funny construct - a law system, which would be automatically constructed, based on the, say, the average of all of the "locally acceptable" behavioral spaces, as defined by everyone in the village. The results would be collected and automatically processed, forming the "lawful" behaviour for the next time interval.

Could be a good idea to adjoin it with the tax collection - which can be much less in that case, since the lawmaking function is essentially automated.

But since making the personal copy of the laws is going to be even more boring than filing up the tax form, there would be a set of outsourcing companies which would help to offload this function.. You come, you consult them, and get your copy of the law to be submitted.

In the simplest case, with application of the exactly the same strategy for all the customers of any given "lawmaking consult", all of them get the same kind of "personal law". So, it would be pretty much exactly the same as the current political parties.

And they can sell their "lawmaking product" to the citizens, who would then advertize the brilliant qualities of it on the internet. Now, of course, in order to be effective, they would need to not only have a good package, but also have a bulk of the customers - to have enough weight.

Which would be achieved the same way it is done in any business - by good price and good quality.
This way the incompetence will automatically go out of business just by means of normal economic competition.

Now, that was an easy case. Consider the scenario when the "lawmaking co." is offering the custom services to each customer. The results of such an exercise at large would be the end behavioural space which is closest to what the majority desires - i.e. a perfect law system.

Now, we just have to learn how to capture and encode these acceptable behavioral spaces from everyone within their lifetime, at least.

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