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2016-01-21 02:01:20 Post No. 7798749
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I want a radical, futuristic monk government. Let's eliminate corruption by only electing politicians who voluntarily give up wealth and privacy for a sizable term. I'm want them to live modestly and to lifecast 24/7. I'm willing to do so.
Sounds extreme, right? Well I believe in Kurzweil's Singularity and that we are right at the cusp of immortality and a level of civilization never fathomed by human imagination. And I damn well don't want to miss it by a decade or so. I want Kurzeil to see it.
Political corruption is inefficiency. At this point, I'm blatantly asking for financial support and in doing so, I'll reduce my quality of life in outrageous respects by publicly broadcasting myself at all time and from all angles. I'll reduce my diet to rice and protein shakes (if the hivemind so declares). I'll read the damn bills in their entirety. I'll make weekly youtube fireside chats and speak very candidly and with lots of cursing. I will explain my reasoning and seek intelligent discourse. I'll spend eight hours a day answering skype questions and studying economics or whatever the sub-reddit decides.
I'm volunteering every piss, fart and dirty picture I google. I have no shame. I want to see heat death and there is no price too high.
I want you to know that I understand how silly and immature an idea this comes across as, especially by those whose opinions I hold in regard. But they are wrong and I'll subject myself to ridicule and examination to prove so. I think even the incredibly intelligent are likely to mistake the curve for a line.
Now is the time to be desperate. You are underestimating. Careers will dry up quicker than an old dog can learn new tricks. Driving will now longer be a viable profession in 5-10 years. It will only get worse from there. That's why my platform would be framed around basic income and automation. The current stock of front-runners are miles from the real and brutal conversations we should have been having ten years ago.