The Death of Politics?

As millions of Americans head to voting booths today to cast their ballots for local and state elections, we’re drawn to a fascinating article in The Guardian, which poses the question: “If technology is increasingly providing the answers to society’s problems, what happens to governments?”

Evidence-1Check out the excerpt below, and the full article here.

“In addition to making our lives more efficient, this smart world also presents us with an exciting political choice. If so much of our everyday behaviour is already captured, analysed and nudged, why stick with unempirical approaches to regulation? Why rely on laws when one has sensors and feedback mechanisms? If policy interventions are to be – to use the buzzwords of the day – ‘evidence-based’ and ‘results-oriented,’ technology is here to help.”

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