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How would you take over the world?

This is meant to be a fun and creative forum where you can tell the TED community how you would take over the world or die trying! To start off let's say you are from an upper middle class family in the United States of America. Obviously intelligence and leadership skills are given. What would be your path to world domination without destroying the whole planet in the process?

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    Dec 28 2012: I would build an extremely accurate computer model of the world complete with everything - including us, our beliefs, politics, etc etc.

    I would then fast forward the whole thing to see where 'business as usual' gets us...
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      Dec 28 2012: The issue with that approach is, it relies on technology remaining stagnant or changing at some predetermined rate. It can not predict the path of disruptive influences, like 3D printing, nanotechnology, when immortality will occur, a massive decrease in the cost of goods or energy, or some technological improbability like, Quantum Entanglement communications, or neutrino generating and capturing meta material (totally bogus idea) for communications occurring. Anyone of which would throw your model into total chaos.
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      Dec 29 2012: The ten fingers we have are accurate enough to calculate where we are heading 'as usual' ... :o)

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