I just woke up 10 minutes ago with this idea, thought I'd share it with you guys before going off for breakfast: We're currently having Student Elections in my school (college), and all of a sudden I see faces I really hadn't known at all before. What irks me time and time again is that I really don't know much about the candidates until they finally run for a position and start presenting what would be their term proposals and/or goals. I thought it'd be nice to show people the possible outcomes if a given candidate won and actually went with their proposals and how this would affect the school. I'm thinking of this system, the President simulator (for lack of a better name, I'll discuss this later) which will have: * A database concerning the current status of the school, news and updates * A probabilistic model (Bayesian or Markov model) which, given evidence of past events and the current status of the University, estimates how well can a set of proposals be implemented, which proposals can be implemented and which can be discarded due to various reasons (feasibility mainly). * An Artificial Intelligence model to make estimate error adjustments due to events which are as of yet unknown (last minute data and the such), and which can also give a fair estimate of what the consequences would be if and when the term proposals for a candidate were actually implemented. This would help evaluate which proposals would be more beneficial in the long run. It is a very limited model which can definitely be improved on in the future but that's the main idea. The reason I called it the President simulator was that maybe in a trillion years ( Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! ), it could be implemented at city, state or even country level, but it's a bit farfetched right now since I'm focusing mainly on a school-level proposal simulator. I was thinking of a different name (something which had to do with whatever Greek dude(s) came up with democracy in the first place), I'll have to dig into my Politics notes, which I haven't seen for the past 5 years, heh Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Might I add, I was undecided between posting this in the Computer Science and Technology or the Politics forum given the dual nature of the topic. That's why I posted it here. Comments? Yay? Nay?