According to AdAge, one of the 15 Fun Stats we didn't know about Nate Silver is that he "maintained a lesser-known and far-less-scientific blog dubbed 'The Burrito Bracket,' which pitted neighborhood Mexican fare against each other based on factors such as meat texture, garnishes on the plate, and the way each burrito triggered the five senses." [ http://adage.com/article/campaign-trail/15-fun-stats-number-wizard-nate-silver/238183/ ]
Check out the Burrito Bracket site: http://burritobracket.blogspot.com/
Look how good that food is. Look at Nate Silver's reviewing techniques. Look at his statistical models. The best burrito might be in arms reach...
But notice a problem ? It's for Chicago. Chicago. We are not in Chicago. we are in New York.
With great power comes great responsibility. Computers... machines, robots , anything in between... they can tabulate and predict votes with Statistical Models, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, and all sorts of other fancy things.
But there are two things that robots can't do:
- Robots can't Love.
- Robots can't Taste.
And worst of all, Robots can't experience that wonderful moment where you fall in love with life all over again, because you tasted the best taco / burrito / or other delicious Mexican dish.
Mr Silver owes the people of NYC good use of his skills. The Alameeda Weehawken tunnel was a cruel hoax , and we can't keep begging our friends and loved ones to smuggle a burrito back from Tacqueria Cancun every time they visit San Francisco. ( well we can, but it never works ).
So many people have dedicated themselves to finding "acceptable" Mexican food in NYC. It's time we know where the best really is.
Nate Silver, save us.
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