I guess the system works by forcing people with 3rd, 4th, etc. choices to coalesce with one of the top two or together. It is not clear how the swarm steers away from a decision which at first is in the majority, but is suboptimal. How does the minority convince the majority?
Agroup of people login to a UNU forum through their smartphones or computers. At the start of each decision, all participants are simultaneously presented with a question and a set of possible answers. Each participant has control of a graphical magnet that they can move about the screen to drag a puck to the answer they think is correct. The puck can only fall on one answer, and the group has 60 seconds to collectively come to a decision that best suits them all. The idea is that rather than dividing groups in the way that a poll would, UNU taps into the collective knowledge and intuition of the group to give a unified voice. The key is compromise.