MindBullets 20 Years


The next Commander in Chief is an avatar

When a Presidential decision can affect millions of people’s lives, it’s a weighty matter; one that must balance ethics, integrity and pragmatism with what is best for the majority of the people. It’s not easy to arrive at the best decision, even with a host of expert advisors. That’s why it is best left to the dispassionate rationality of Artificial Intelligence.

Since Watson learned to diagnose cancer quicker and more accurately than the most experienced oncologist, the IBM AI platform has also been used to guide public corporations at the executive level, and assist political leaders with strategic decisions.

Now it’s time to let government be run efficiently and effectively by a system that’s so smart it can read all the nuances of public opinion and sentiment, economic scenarios and outcomes, and optimum policy options, in real-time, all the time. It also processes against civic ethics, including minority rights.

Called AlphaGov, the AI system has been quietly shadowing the last presidential term on the ‘net, proposing its own policy choices, and fully analyzing the algorithmic outcomes versus the real President’s track record. The final verdict is in: AlphaGov would have delivered more jobs, less taxes, better education and healthcare, and overall less inequality and a more content society.

No wonder it looks like the present incumbent will not succeed in her bid for a second term.

So let’s vote for happiness. Let’s vote for a system that puts the people first, that has no personal agenda. Let’s vote for ‘someone’ that has no moral biases, nor seeks power for their own glory. Let’s vote for AlphaGov. AI for President!

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