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"My only concern is that it wouldn't work, which I see as a problem."
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The search would span the intelligence systems of various countries, enabling them to retrieve information about their people, organizations, and so on, to facilitate better decision making.
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||[+] for wishful thinking. Better decision-making, and
indeed getting any 1st-world government to adopt any kind
of time/cost-saving measure, is a lofty goal indeed.
||If better decision making would give a sufficiently significant competitive advantages, other countries would be motivated to either develop alternatives, or subscribe.
||Agreed, but this is based on the seeming assumption that a
government is of one mind in making decisions, which it
never is. Good decisions of every flavor are proposed,
debated, supported, and opposed with equal fervor and
prejudice on all sides and by the time any conclusion is
reached, whatever comes out is a comprimise, a weak
glimmer of whatever world-changing suggestion was
originally brought to the table.
||Hmm, the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button could trigger a
dawn raid and associated special rendition
procedures on whichever citizen receives the top
||^snorted blueberry smoothie up my nose
||//and so on, to facilitate better decision making.// For
make benefit of glorious nation, Shirley?