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Amazon Mechanical Turk: A Future Model for Local Democracy

Posted in Uncategorized by tipo on May 21, 2009

Artist Aaron Koblin set a minimal price for each task within his project and saw a surge in participation.  The Amazon Mechanical Turk model of identifying a task, finding the time to complete it, and being monetarialy rewarded could easily be applied to local governing and create jobs.  For example, there was a severe storm in your town that caused a school gym’s roof to collapse.  The town would set the task of repairing the roof, local members would respond to complete the task and then be paid for their work.

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