10 Reasons Why Elections are the Perfect Test Bed for 5GW
Originally published 2/7/08 at Dreaming 5GW.
1) Defined timeframe allows for 5GW organizations to plan to specific points in time and the election cycle allows for a truly strategic planning horizon.
2) Defined geographic areas involved allow for a 5GW organization to precisely define the scale of their operations.
3) 5GW organizational goals may be precisely and measurably defined due to the existing systems in place to progressively measure results in detail.
4) The campaign and election process is already optimized for rapid information dissemination providing ample vectors for meme transference.
5) Well connected political parties and multitude of long-standing issues offer powerful memplexes for a 5GW organization to piggyback or hijack.
6) Previous election cycles have created a vast amount of pre-existing expertise in political manipulation for 5GW organizations to recruit as 5GW affecters or 5GW proxies.
7) Discovery of 5GW manipulations may be conceivably and believably be attributed to the campaign process as ‘business-as-usual’.
8) There is already ‘competition’ built into the campaign and election system that may be able to simulate 4GW vs. 5GW or 5GW vs. 5GW opposition.
9) Election and campaign system is designed to support and protect false-front and proxy organizations.
10) Voters expect to be manipulated by political campaigns and will either allow themselves to be manipulated or resist overt manipulations.