posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 07:23 AM
What is Futocracy ? Well it is a concept born of the consequences of a Time Machine.
Two or three years ago I remember watching a TV program in which a respected scientist was working on a Time Machine. This was not a machine which
allowed people to travel backwards and forwards through time but a machine which allowed information to be passed back through time to anyone in
possession of such a machine (perhaps someone might know what I'm talking about and have a link to this scientists work).
This machine would act like a one way telephone, allowing messages from the future to be passed back but only to those who have a machine capable of
receiving such information. The concept of this machine was founded on the theories of Einstein. The machine, about the size of a telephone box,
created and area surrounded by bent light using extreme gravity (I may have some details wrong, I only saw this program once and briefly).
This raised a very interesting concept which was not raised by the program makers, that of Futocracy. A world governed or guided by future generations
for the social betterment and technical exceleration of their ancestors (us).
Most natural disasters would in theory be predictable, especially those which are the consequence of seismic activity, as they are unaffected by human
intervention. With such a machine we could be forewarned.
We would go through a phase of extreme technical and scientific exceleration as hard earned research and innovation could be passed back which would
benefit not only ourselves but create new even more technically advanced futures. Our scientific advancement would be exponential. Each change would
create a new future with new lessons and technical revelations.
And we could be forewarned of social mistakes with wise words from those who would have the benefit of hindesite and who would have a vested
interested in making sure that those mistakes were not repeated.
This would in effect be a futocracy.
But with all this good there is a very interesting consequence. Whoever had the first machine would control our destiny. If such a machine were made
how could we ensure that whoever possessed it or controled it had the best interests of the entire human race at heart ?
Once such a machine were invented it would be too late to contemplate it's consequences.
Consider if you had such a machine. You would be driven by beneficial personal and national motives to intervene in history and not necessarily the
security of all mankind.
One would hope that under such circumstances those in control would become more enlightened.
Regardless of the viability of such a machine the philisophical question are worth loking at.
Would you, could you trust those as yet unborn to guide us along a path toward a brighter future ?
For that is the consequence of a Futocracy.
[edit on 8-10-2005 by John bull 1]