Not a joke: Sydney's public voted to name its newest ferry, Ferry McFerryface

Not a joke: Sydney's public voted to name its newest ferry, Ferry McFerryface

More than 15,000 suggestions were made in the Name Your Ferry competition. The public was allowed to vote using the Name Your Ferry website and the #yourferry hashtag. The competition allowed the people from Sydney to take part in the naming process as well as maritime history and they made their voices heard. Ferry McFerryface will become the latest iconic addition to the harbour. However, this simple competition turned into a perfect example of how ridiculous public voting can be.

BUT the same public (the world over actually) are allowed to vote politicians into office and no-one wonders if this is the wisest way to go? I think this outcome should really make us think a bit deeper about how we make the best choices. Apart from voting and having babies, most other choices in life require some test, qualification, etc (think of driving a car, getting a home mortgage, becoming a lawyer, getting a job, buying a firearm). And yet voting and having babies probably has the biggest influence on the world's future....

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