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Offline coberst

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What to do when democracy fails.
« on: 22/12/2008 14:16:17 »
What to do when democracy fails.

In a democracy the citizens are sovereign; when the citizens of a democracy havenít the capacity to comprehend the problems of that democracy that democracy will fail.

Human ingenuity has proven to be capable of producing very sophisticated technology.  But humans seem to be unable to develop the intellectual sophistication required to guide and control that technology.  That is to say that democracy cannot function adequately in this high tech society we have created.

Our financial systemís abrupt collapse is one manifestation of this problem.  Few of our experts, if any, have the sophistication to mange this high tech economy that we have created.  Certainly few if any of our (USA) citizens have the sophistication to make decisions about this matter.

A large democratic state cannot consistently function within a world that is beyond the comprehension capacity of the citizens of that democracy.

We have tried Monarchy, Oligarchy, and now Democracy. 

Where can we turn when our technology outstrips our intellectual sophistication? 

To me the only direction that seems available is that since we cannot achieve the commensurate intellectual sophistication demanded by our technology then we must curtail the use of such sophisticated technology.



 

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« Reply #1 on: 22/12/2008 14:56:37 »
I think the traditional answers are famine, war, pestilence, and death. (Some might say those should have capital letters.)
 

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« Reply #2 on: 22/12/2008 16:39:30 »
I think the best course of action is to make me the supreme emperor of the world. Just after I fix a few things up for myself, i'll have the rest of the world fixed in a jiffy, I promise!
 

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