reply to post by AthlonSavage
Hmm…that's a good question. I don't think aliens would interfere but for the sake of the hypothetical question you pose, I'll disregard that.
There needs to be some form leadership and a balance of power.
If it landed squarely in my hands,
I would ask the people from every country to vote in a representative to represent their country. I would then discuss and work on with those
appointed representatives on some type of world government where the people had a voice, i.e. voting. I would set it up so there are local governments
on each level leading up to a main cabinet of leaders, and there would be term limits. The first year (and probably a few years after) would be on
just getting a working a government. I think it would be very hard to do under any circumstance, though still difficult, it would be pushed along by
an alien threat. However, I think, especially for a new government, revolution would be a constant threat. Every person would need to know they had a
That would be the first goal, a working government.
Then we need to tackle impoverished areas. Now I know a lot people might be against it, but there should be a basic level of income or living that
would provide enough food and clean water for every human on this earth. Healthy people tend to be happier people tend to be productive people. If we
can provide this, education would be a natural follow up and then self-sufficiency. So I'm one of those who, though I can see capitalism as way to
push for growth, think it doesn’t need to be the only motivation for growth. In the end, I think the greed that comes from it is not good for human
growth and potential.
That would be a difficult thing to overcome. How can we stimulate growth and provide freedom of spirit and still provide for all of our fellow humans?
I also think there should be a certain level of education that everyone should receive - everyone. I think some might not agree. We try to do that now
but yet we have so many people who understand very little about science and math. So I would make sure we worked on that somehow. Like better
incentives for teachers, better recruiting methods, small groups of students, etc.
That would be my next goal, a basic level of living and proper education. If those things are good, then we would have a better world.
I admit that I’m completely naive on the matter. I can imagine that just getting a country to vote in a representative, especially where there is
already a lot of unrest, could lead to internal fighting or a civil war.
I think an advanced civilization, one that could cross space-time, wouldn’t see so black and white as to kill off a whole world based on one
selection of it. Nor do I think they would interfere with a developing non-space faring race. Imho =)
edit on 1-10-2012 by kisharninmah because: to fix typos