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S’pore makes plans to industrialise voters

Posted on 05 July 2014

Aim is to make elections less labour intensive and remove human errors.

By Nyi Nyi

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Following in the same vein as the successful industrialisation of factories in the 1960s and 70s, Singapore has decided to implement the same process for the election process.

Much like how the initial industrialisation decreased the need for manpower by introducing machines to make manufacturing simpler, the plan in the 21st century is to slowly make voting more efficient by replacing voters with machines.

The machines will automatically choose a party by making careful calculations regarding how a typical Singaporean will vote given the present conditions and work out rationally which party is the best for Singapore.

This will help to get rid of human error and biases inherent in irrational voting.

The next General Election in Singapore is scheduled to be held by January 2017.

Marx Tan, a government spokesperson, said the merit of industrialisation is that machines will make the entire process much simpler for the average Singaporean, by removing Singaporeans from the equation: “We understand that voting is an an extremely tedious process and requires large numbers of manpower and effort. So, if it can be automated in this day and age, it should.”

“So what this policy does is to give you the freedom to do whatever you want instead of queuing and ticking boxes.”

Many Singaporeans welcome this proposed revamp of the electoral process and the perks that might come with it.

Ben Di Ren, a Singaporean, said: “This is a natural progression. We are already being sidelined by foreigners in the name of productivity. So it is natural to bring this advancement to its natural conclusion.”

 

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