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More Than Half of You See a Global Democracy by 2100


Posted: Nov 29, 2012

We asked “By 2100 what will the international political system be based on?”  More than half of you were optimistic that we would achieve some kind of democratic world government.

Barely. of the 160 of you who responded 53% thought we would either have a global “direct democracy through electronic referenda” or a “representative democracy with directly elected legislators.”  A third thought we would muddle through with our current federal system - the United Nations etc. - and a cheery one in seven thought there would be a world totalitarian regime by 2100.


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Our next poll is about whether you are a science fiction fan. Kris doesn’t like the stuff, and Dr. J. is a huge SF nerd.


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We’re talking 2100 yet America lives in 1776 (no wonder, that was their finest year). We want to communicate about transhumanism with a public that doesn’t know how their cellphones are created, a public which wants all the latest gadgets but is firmly stuck in the past?
Goes without saying it’s what we do now, but I’m not doing much about it until Buddhist Right Speech is not only in the silicon world, but in the meat world as well because rubes don’t like anyone tinkering with their lives, they get really mean about it.

And first we get a civilization—then we think about democracy!





Why would anyone think democracy will survive world war 3, which is almost certain to occur before 2100, based on historical evidence, or is it just wishful thinking?

And presumably you don’t distinguish between the democratically elected governments of the US or Palestine?

Unfortunately, in the west, we don’t even have democracy now, it’s just a pseudo democracy where citizens believe they have some influence, yet the real power is wielded by corporations that have bought and paid law makers to act in their interests, ie fascism (see http://www.fascismusa.com).

In the US, Democrats and Republicans are just two sides of the same coin.  The “differences” are just theatre, ie smoke and mirrors.





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