The wisdom of crowds – Wikipedia's founder writes about what he sees as the fruits of the change inspired by Wikipedia. Although humans can be portrayed as "irrational captives to their background and identity", Wales argues that it is possible for objective collaboration to occur if the lens of irrationality and conflict is abandoned and we accept non-initiation of force as a fundamental principle. He believes that rationality will prevail, thereby preserving the best aspects of our culture and permitting participation to thrive in the developing world. The open processes of Wikipedia, where you are likely to be challenged if there are flaws in your argument, epitomise the "virtue of the marketplace of ideas", he says.
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