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Q&A Scientific solution to bureaucracy-applied-to-humans [closed]

I distinguish human-identification from bureaucracy-applied-to-humans: There was a period in human history in which no state existed so no bureaucracy-applied-to-humans existed and humans identi...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  closed 1y ago by Canina‭

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Q&A Is this a reasonable way to enforce a ban on exotic weapons in an interstellar setting?

In the late 23rd century certain groups of mankind stared down the barrel of what may be possible in the future: cross galactic relativistic kill missile storms, gamma-ray Dyson Beams, Kugelblitz b...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by TheDyingOfLight‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by TheDyingOfLight‭

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Q&A How could Antarctica become its own independent country?

In the "Legend" trilogy and its sequel "Rebel", author Marie Lu envisioned a far future where Antarctica is a superpower decades after the United States splintered into two separate countries. The ...

9 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Nathan Hopp‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Nathan Hopp‭

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Q&A What is a feasible timeframe for a super-reactor to obsolete all other energy sources?

A super-reactor was created by SRE, Inc (Super Reactor Energy), and it can provide as much clean energy as needed. There's no way to copy it or make another. It operates without problem or fuel - t...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Mindwin‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Mindwin‭

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Q&A How can aliens convince the government of Earth to form an alliance with them?

I am not a native speaker, so please forgive my errors. Our space federation A is currently in the fiftieth year of a limited war with the alliance B, and the control of the K sector will...

6 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by DTN‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by DTN‭

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Q&A In a decadent galactic empire with instantaneous communication, how would the most remote planet gain their independence?

In a very large and decadent galactic empire (think of Asimov's foundation empire), a new technology leap allows planet's government bodies to communicate instantaneously across the galaxy. It can ...

9 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by AllirionX‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by AllirionX‭

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Q&A How can a wealthy and enlightened minority manage to create colonies on Mars and cheapen space mining in a world of mysticism?

Key setting elements and questions: In this scenario, A large majority of the population: Supports spending more money on religion than on the space colonization program. They are middle class:...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by rogueplanet‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by rogueplanet‭

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Q&A How would a colossal explosion affect an ocean-based planet?

In my book series, a space station called the T-Ray that is capable of causing explosions the size of the Chixculub impact explosion just fired at a planet that is completely covered by a massive o...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by The Weasel Sagas‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by The Weasel Sagas‭

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Q&A How could mankind reach a situation where space travel is easily accessible to many people but no one is interested in leaving the planet?

I'm writing a game script at the moment that involves the protagonist exploring various planets in several solar systems. The character starts the game with nothing to their name, but I want them t...

8 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Sparks‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Sparks‭

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Q&A Why does the Conjoined Alliance of Space Travellers keep producing red uniforms?

The Conjoined Alliance of Space Travellers (Nope, not that one) is a generally nice completely peaceful group of heavily armed species exploratory organisation. Using ships such as the Exciting Un...

25 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Joe Bloggs‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Joe Bloggs‭

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Q&A Forming the equivalent of a new country in the solar system

The idea of forming a new country on Earth has been discussed previously: Can I still form a new country? and setting up a new colony on the moon has been noted here: How would today's nations r...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by asylumax‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by asylumax‭

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Q&A Feasibility of a civil control system on a interstellar society and how to integrate it to society without facing opposition

Basically I am trying to build a mass surveillance and MRI mental condition analysis network to manage law enforcement at small and medium scale inside threats to national and civilian security. I...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Rietzche‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Rietzche‭

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Q&A What political structure would develop within an interplanetary civilization?

Conquest and discovery has been an important part of developing the global political structure of today's Earth. After we expand and settle other planets, whether within the same solar system or n...

4 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by neph‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by neph‭

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Q&A Tips for Improving a Fictional Map's Coastlines

So I've created a map of a fictional world using the guidelines established in the Creating a Realistic World Series. However, like all creative endeavors, the first few (hundred) maps are not goin...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Daccache‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Daccache‭

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Q&A How to defend against bad drivers and alien threats in a slower than light transportation scenario

You don't need to be traveling faster than the speed of light to encounter some pretty major problems. At just 30% the speed of light (90 Mm/s) a spaceship of mass 4 x 10^5 kg (about the mass of t...

6 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Nathaniel D. Hoffman‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Nathaniel D. Hoffman‭

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Q&A The Space Race - Do we remain countries or unite?

In a world where three or four, at least, other sentient, intelligent civilisations (of non-human species) with a few planets each exist, earthly humans are getting more advanced. We've finally got...

10 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by blaizor‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by blaizor‭

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Q&A Would an A.I. make a good politician?

To err is human. That's what probably led us to the verge of extinction in the near future unless we can develop an intelligent algorithm that can make the most logically and accurate prediction ...

7 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by user6760‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by user6760‭

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Q&A Starship(s) for a doomed Earth - which nations would band together for the funding?

Scenario On Earth in the latter half of the 21st century: the increasing ravages of climate change (e.g. droughts and a rising sea level) are creating more conflict between nations over the batt...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Arbutus‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Arbutus‭

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Q&A What is the impact on the world politics if teleportation is possible?

Say, we had a teleport in all bigger cities (let's say circa more than 1 million) in the world (and some other "important" places, like military bases). What would be the impact of this? Would the...

5 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by TGar‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by TGar‭

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Q&A How big can a space empire get?

In a world where travel is limited to the speed of light, reaching a different star, while not necessarily impossible, would be very time consuming. For an empire stretching across several solar sy...

11 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by overactor‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by overactor‭

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Q&A Best country for humans with superpowers to hide?

In the story I'm thinking to write there's a group of 50 000 humans with superpowers. These powers cause them to have great weaknesses so they decide to hide. Which countries or regions of large ...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Eithne‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Eithne‭

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Q&A Is it worth colonizing a planet that travels near the speed of light?

There is a planet that is orbiting around not a single star, but the core of a galaxy. It is independent of the other solar systems in the galaxy, but is affected by the center of mass of the core....

16 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by user21950‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by user21950‭

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Q&A Political system via artificial intelligence

The world is now a state where AI is sophisticated enough that it can read and meaningfully interpret draft bills/legislation. Human politicians are replaced with AIs in an attempt to combat corru...

6 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by timyha‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by timyha‭

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Q&A What could restrain post-singularity societies from spreading across the Galaxy?

Imagine a world in which technology we would probably call "technological singularity" is possible and already happened on few places of the galaxy. By the singularity I do not mean that anything i...

20 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Irigi‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by Irigi‭

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Q&A Would generation ships encourage a caste system?

The Setting Imagine a generation ship of 10-20 generations (200-400 year trip). The generation ship is divided into living crew and frozen eggs. Upon reaching the destination &amp; for genetic d...

5 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Jim2B‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by Jim2B‭

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Q&A How might a colony treat the arrival of a new generation ship?

Assumptions Space travel is hard. Interstellar travel takes a long time. Chances for a successful trip and colony becoming self-sustaining are not considered super high. Therefore, each colony ...

5 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Jim2B‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by Jim2B‭

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Q&A What would it take for a country like Bangladesh to become a super power?

Bangladesh, like a lot of other third world countries require an awful lot of work to become, 'first-world' ready, thoughts we take for granted are condemned in such societies, but if they were to ...

5 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Foyz‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by Foyz‭

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Q&A How would today's nations respond to a nationless organization setting a colony on the moon?

The year is 2020, and an organization known as Helios successfully settles a colony of 200 people on the moon. The colony is self sustaining and is mainly a research center, with most of its resid...

4 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by DohnJoe‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by DohnJoe‭

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Q&A How will uploaded personalities be represented in a government?

I'm going to use the US model for the simple reason that I'm most familiar with it. Constraints and assumptions In the US, legislative representation is by region (state) and population levels. ...

5 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Jim2B‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by Jim2B‭

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Q&A Politics in an A.I. Society Without Humans

In the distant future, the human race has become extinct, leaving behind the machines they created. These robots are very similar to us and are run by separate AI. They share our emotions and langu...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by user6760‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by user6760‭

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Q&A What is a good political reason for every spacecraft design to come with self destruct sequence?

Set in the 22nd century CE, space explorations reached maturity and the farthest human colony is on one of the moon of Neptune. So far the only voice from space that we have heard comes is our own,...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by user6760‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by user6760‭

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Q&A Political and social rammifcations of govenor killing most citizens to save the remaining few (second draft)

Follow up to this question: How would earth goverments respond to killing of most of a colony to keep the rest alive long enough for rescue but with a different approach. The same scenario occurs....

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by dsollen‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by dsollen‭

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Q&A Economic and geopolitical effects of building a space elevator?

Most interested in effects during the first &lt;75 years. Things to consider: What type of organization is building the space elevator? How is the service sold/rented? What is its maintenance/s...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Matt Voda‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by Matt Voda‭

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Q&A How would a government prevent astronauts from making political statements?

In the future a major problem arose: a habit spread among the astronauts to make political statements upon landing on a new celestial body, often the statements were unpleasant to their government....

4 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Anixx‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by Anixx‭

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