The votes are in: 70 percent of the people want subsidized
hats and 30 percent do not. In the past, that 30 percent
was subject to the tyrrany of the majority, but now we
have the People's Giant Dice. The votes are mapped to
throws of the dice so that there is a 70 percent chance the
goes through and a 30 percent chance that it does
not. Then the dice are thrown.
This is a serious decision! If they were small dice, it would
not be momentous enough. Also, the outcome could more
easily be rigged, obfuscated, or contested. Do you re-roll
the dice if they fall off the table? That kind of thing would
be a boondoggle. That's why we have massive (hollow)
steel cubes measuring about a kilometer in size, launched
by very expensive rockets nearly into orbit and then
allowed to devastate some tract of open country before
coming to a decisive answer.
As an added benefit, the expense and destruction incurred
would serve as a much-needed deterrent to future
It may be preferred, in the distant future, to throw the
People's Giant Dice to the moon to avoid the sticky
question of whether to reroll dice that land in the ocean.