One of the frustrations i feel (and i'm sure many others feel) with politics is my basic belief that many of the people who don't agree with me are idiots.
I feel like we could make massive societal progress if we could find a way to start again from scratch, with only like minded people involved. Ideally in a number of locations with differing fundamental philosophies. So instead of endlessly debating things everyone could get stuck in figuring out the best practical way to implement their preferred ideology.
It is also undeniable that one of the most successful political systems of the last millennia is the USA, which is also one of the few nations that was created by a bunch of well educated people sitting down and planning out how best to run a country.
Some of the protections against corruption that the founding fathers put in place have been eroded over the years, but it was a damn good try and certainly better than most political systems at the time it was created. So I think there is a lot of potential in a bunch of smart people thinking carefully and reworking things from the ground up.
The question is: How do we do this?
The basic requirement is some place to establish a nation that is not already occupied by some other nation, and some people willing to move there.
Some broad ways that have been discussed on how to do this would be:
- Sea steading/island building,
- Colonization of other planets/moons/asteroids,
- Construction and habitation of space habitats,
- A region achieving independence,
- Revolution (presumably accompanied by death or exile of dissenters?)
So what ways do you think we could manage to experiment in nation building in future, and what sort of ideas would you like to see tested if you were in charge?