A blog post from Nesta’s Geoff Mulgan about the role of collective intelligence in models of government that work well on contemporary settings.
“All governments depend on operating systems –a mix of techniques, processes and technologies that help them to do their tasks, from collecting taxes to catching criminals, educating children to building roads. These can all be thought of as examples of the broader field of collective intelligence –concerned with how to mobilise multiple brains and technologies to help with the job of thinking. To function well, governments need to observe, assess, plan, imagine, remember and judge, and during every era the structures and processes of government have been strongly shaped by the available technologies for doing these tasks of thinking.”
Attachments: Nesta blogs on govt operating system March 2015