I'm reading Infotopia. Twitter notes (while they last).
Deliberation leads to polarisation and extremism. And group decisions based on deliberations often result in no better result than a simple vote without deliberation. This is because new information is almost always rejected by the group, preferring instead to stay with "common knowledge", and/or cascading decisions like groupthink. Deliberation strengthens this bias, often resulting in worse group decisions than by a straight non-deliberative vote!
He who controls common knowledge (or sub conscious) controls everything!
omg.. the horror.. reading on...