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13-10-2014, 09:53 AM
RE: Global Government
The problem with using timelines like those depicted in fictional realities like star trek, even if we assume the path taken in those timelines were realistic with the given circumstances, is that our circumstances are quite different.

In Star Trek, for example, space exploration essentially began with first contact and the realization that there is a threat beyond our world, necessitating unity in the name of survival.

In our world, the threats are internal, favoring the tendency to form smaller groups that don't include those with whom we see as a threat towards those we more readily identify with.

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13-10-2014, 10:02 AM
RE: Global Government
(13-10-2014 09:53 AM)yakherder Wrote:  The problem with using timelines like those depicted in fictional realities like star trek, even if we assume the path taken in those timelines were realistic with the given circumstances, is that our circumstances are quite different.

In Star Trek, for example, space exploration essentially began with first contact and the realization that there is a threat beyond our world, necessitating unity in the name of survival.

In our world, the threats are internal, favoring the tendency to form smaller groups that don't include those with whom we see as a threat towards those we more readily identify with.
True enough, which means there won't be as much of a call for it until some universal threat reveals itself I think.
Even if that threat is something terrestrial like global terrorism or climate change.

Trouble rather the tiger in his lair than the sage among his books. For to you kingdoms and their armies are things mighty and enduring, but to him they are but toys of the moment, to be overturned with the flick of a finger.”

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13-10-2014, 11:37 AM
RE: Global Government
Even with situations like climate change, we run in to differing perceptions. In an industrialized country where the majority is well fed, the future survival of humanity is a more relevant concern than whether or not you will have something to eat tomorrow. In a place like, say, South Sudan, they're not likely to be concerned with climate change when they're preoccupied with invading militia murdering and raping them, forcing them to flee and leave the crops untended, resulting in a famine. For them, short term plans are more relevant.

That is, of course, an extreme example. But there are many other smaller disagreements in regards to priorities that would make it difficult to place a standard across the entire world.

I just got around to watching the new Robocop the other day and thought of this thread lol. Security drones not encumbered by superstition and cultural differences are about the only way I could imagine enforcing global standards, assuming we can indeed reach the point where those standards can be put into place and also find a way to put in checks and balances to make sure someone with a different idea can't simply take control.

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