reply to post by The Soldier Of Darkness
If there is one thing history has taught us anything, it's: Absolute Power Corrupts.
This quote I feel sums up why it's problematic to have all-powerful leaders in control of millions:
"When Alexander saw the breadth of his domain, he wept, for there were no more worlds or people to conquer."
These democratically chosen "Overlords" would overstep their public-mandated duties within a second.
If they have the power to monitor us all, suppress information, kill us, spread propaganda, and control our lives with impunity what makes you think
these chosen beings will exercise any more restraint than today's politicians?
People given that much authority and power would be corrupt from the get-go because there would no consequences or reprisals. Who's going to stop
them from overstepping the line in this Orwellian World?
As you say, if were so out of control and morally reckless in today's society what makes you think human beings in the future would be any
The world's fate should never placed into the hands of a few individuals.
We've learnt this from the Cold War.
Two human beings having the self-granted authority to annihilate the planet, and see how close we came to utter destruction and lived in fear for 60
And for what? It didn't make us any safer or any less sinful, we still carried on killing each other, breaking laws, committing violence and
You'd be surprised how self-preservation ranks in the human psyche. Everyone knew back then, at the shout of an order the world could turn into
Nuclear Winter Wonderland and we'd all have a good chance of dying; yet did we care? Hardly, people acted without a care in the world as they do now,
treating every day of their lives as their first.
The threat of death or fear of death would not be enough to control the world's population.
To exercise the kind of Draconian control your talking about, human beings would have to brainwashed, pre-programmed and indoctrinated into this
Orwellian world from birth to fully accept it.
The Humans of today's generation would never accept such a rule. We KNOW DIFFERENT. We've experienced freedom, life, and lived without much
restriction on our activities.
Thus we know what freedom is like, and can make the distinction between democracy and dictatorship.
For this kind of thing to work, you would have to kill off literally billions of people who would dissent and resist this rule and then brainwash
every new human from birth to be taught that this is the only world that exists and life has always been this way.
Thus they would be more willing to believe in and accept a "New World Order" than somebody who lived a good part of their life free and devoid of
the government watching over their shoulder and controlling their lives.
When you give one freedom, you encourage the commission of many. Let's face it, human beings are greedy. You give us an inch, we take a mile. Free
people do NOT want to go back to being not free, they want even more freedom.
And even if you could round and execute any and everyone who didn't go along with your plan, you would not only eliminate your chance for
and building such a perfect world as without enough people it would take centuries to build up humanity to the point it
was technologically and industrially before this rule was implemented, and secondly people would resist.
It's in our nature to resist authority and break free,
we still have those primal instincts deep down inside. Rebellions would form, people
would live away and outside from mainstream society, they would have children who were not born into bondage and educate them of what the world was
once like in order to carry on the resistance.
Not to mention the logistical and physical requirements for this omni-present, global surveillance, control and policing system would be
This would make the CIA look like a glorified Boy Scout club. It would impossible with today's technology to make this kind of reliable system
We know. The world's governments and their intelligence agencies have been attempting this kind of surveillance for decades and they have come no
where near such a scale.
CIA, KGB, ECHELON, MI6; these would be pisses in the ocean compared to what is necessary to flawlessly surveil, control and lead the lives of billions
of people daily and with mass-automation.
It just couldn't be done.
And when you have gaps, flaws and errors in such a huge system you open up the floodgates to resistance,
information, evasion and ultimately collapse.
People would find ways around the monitoring systems, ways to spread ideas and talk about contraband topics or rebellion.
You couldn't make this work, not now and not any time in the next century I think. There would have be some kind of enormous, catalysing precedent to
the New World Order, where chaos, disaster and violence were widespread like a global conflict so people would be more inclined to accept order and
stability from some New World Government.
Imposing such a rule on a relatively peaceful and free world would backfire big time.
You haven't thought this through enough, there are far too many problems and issues than you can imagine here.