How to tap the wisdom of the crowd in your head


6 Responses to “How to tap the wisdom of the crowd in your head”

  1. LarryD says:

    This isn’t wisdom of crowds. This is not being stupid and actually thinking before you speak. Perhaps in that sense it does capture some wisdom, but this is not a revolutionary find. It’s the difference between a guess and an estimate.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I guess you guys missed the point here: Diversity – Diversity cancels out errors of judgement – Diversity of perspective allows one person to think with many minds because the thinking lots of different things – whatever that might be – the varied or diverse the better – allows an average of the two guesses to be more accurate than either one of the two guesses –

  3. jamesneysmith says:

    Bingo. These people could easily forgo the first step of making a halfassed guess and jump straight to the, “Let me think about this first” portion of the test.

  4. Anonymous says:

    hmmm…did they control for testing bias by giving the prompting language to another test group before they even gave a first guess? For example (“First, think about what the date might be and a few reasons why that could be true. Which assumptions and considerations could have been wrong? Second, what do these considerations imply?… Third, based on this perspective, make your final estimate.” Off to read the details…

  5. Takuan says:…you mean…. you mean I SHOULD listen to the voices??

  6. IWood says:

    Yes. But not that one.

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