Can a few hundred novices predict the outcome of a close political race? Alone, probably not. But online “futures” sites — mixing cyberactivist enthusiasm, wisdom of crowds, and the magic of supply and demand — may offer hints of likely outcomes, or so say their operators. We look at online futures sites.

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  • Rick Hinton Founder, CasualObserver.net
  • Carol Darr Director of the Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet, George Washington University

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