A virtual assistant, Alisa, is throwing its name in the hat to run against incumbent Vladmir Putin in the 2018 Russian presidential elections. First, let’s just dismiss this idea as stupid. Done? Okay, now let’s give it a second look – because it actually makes a lot of sense. Maybe it’s time to, academically at least, consider alternative political systems based on more logical and rational thought processes – like one that could elect Russia’s Alisa. So far, the virtual assistant has over 80,000 “votes” from citizens requesting a place for it on the ballot next year. That’s not a…

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