October 5, 2005 Comments Off on Global election
1 – Nelson Mandela
2 – Bill Clinton
3 – Dalai Lama
4 – Noam Chomsky (pictured)
5 – Alan Greenspan
6 – Bill Gates
7 – Steve Jobs
8 – Archbishop Desmond Tutu
9 – Richard Branson
10 – George Soros
11 – Kofi Annan
15000 people around the world had the opportunity to tell which 11 people they would like to see rule the world.
No woman in the 11 elected! Very few politicians.
The game – modelled on the hugely popular Fantasy Football – was run as part of the BBC’s Who Runs Your World season, which explores where power lies in the 21st century
More than half of votes came from users in the United States.*
Users were required to pick at least one each from a select list of leaders, thinkers and economists, and had a free choice of any other eight, including the option of selecting “wild cards” from areas such as sport, politics, arts and design.
* (Surprised me there! But where did they come from in the States? What ‘s their background?…)