This was a very interesting find, Michael Stevens (Vsauce on YouTube) puts forward a definition of Reasoning as something that is not limited to our brain and that relies on our ability to communicate.

Rebooting Democracy

Closer to the end, Michael explains the idea of Lottocracy1. A model of decision making in society where a group of people are selected at random.

That is the curious link between that excerpt of the video and the book Rebooting Democracy. The author is Manuel Arriaga and the book is available at

The book expands the idea of lottocracy, and describes how it can work in practice.


  1. In a lottocracy, what is the role of a leader? Or do we need it at all if the system functions by itself?

  2. Can a lottocracy be applied to a company? How?

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