related: i always thought conservatives were likely to fail the _ideological turing test_, but she apparently passed... http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2011/06/the_ideological.html
tl;dr. the test is a suggestion that two competing ideologies can be judged against one another based on whether followers of one can understand the other well enough to simulate them -- they have a theory of mind for the opposing ideology that is not distorted, ie they understand the other side enough to mimic it, but still reject it based on that full, unbiased understanding.
In a Turing Test, a computer tries to pass for human:A human judge engages in a natural language conversation with one human and one machine, each emulating human responses. All participants are separated from one another. If the judge cannot...