I am very fortunate to have been born in the most powerful nation in the world, in an era of massive technological, and social enlightenment. However, I have also witnessed the failings of this society: poverty, war, ignorance, and politics. So I have seen humanity's great potential for creation, as well as devestation. I think we need to seize this moment in history so that we can secure our future for creation and for the benefit of ourselves and society.
The current governing systems of the USA, and indeed of the entire world, are antequated systems formed in a time of reletively ancient technology, and social and political beliefs. Though an incredible achievement at it's conception, improvements in human communication, innovation, and ability, define the need to improve our government and make it fit for the 21st century. I think the best system of government would be based on three pillars of rights: democracy, technocracy, and meritocracty. Whereby anyone could be educated freely, promoted fairly based on their level of compotence, and as an expert could research their specialty and then vote with peers to regulate it under democratic law. This means that as new discoveries and inovations emerge, those that know the most about them will be the ones who regulate them, but also guarantees everyone education to become experts. I believe this system would require a new economy. Perhaps one based around the collective social benefit.
If you have any comments about my idea I'd like to hear them. This is obviously something that would need to be hammered out by a large group of intellectuals and scientist. TED is the best place.
I am a student of science. I'm currently studying biology. I have a working knowledge of physics, chemistry, biology, political & computer science. I've studied at the UW but am largely self educated.
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