Introduction and Overview

@inproceedings{Lee2007IntroductionAO,
  title={Introduction and Overview},
  author={Insup Lee and Joseph Y.-T. Leung and Sang Hyuk Son},
  booktitle={Handbook of Real-Time and Embedded Systems},
  year={2007}
}
How is it that a committee of blockheads can somehow arrive at highly reasoned decisions, despite the weak judgment of the individual members? How can the shaky separate views of a panel of dolts be combined into a single opinion that is very likely to be correct? That this possibility of garnering wisdom from a council of fools can be harnessed and used to advantage may seem far-fetched and implausible, especially in real life. Nevertheless, this unlikely strategy turns out to form the basis… 
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