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12 Futuristic Forms of Government That Could One Day Rule the World

12 Futuristic Forms of Government That Could One Day Rule the World
I like the idea of the "polystate" (which, by the way, is similar to the government of Triton in Samuel Delaney's novel of the same name, where you are ruled by the political party you vote for, and also similar to Shi'a Islam, where you follow the dictates of the ayatollah you choose to follow), but a major sticking point is how to resolve conflicts among neighboring citizens of different polystates. If I want to buy a house, whose property laws are followed, those of the seller's state or the those of the buyer's state? If my neighbor is playing his music too loud, and I call my cops, does this create an international incident? Who is responsible for building and maintaining infrastructure?

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10 Horrifying Technologies That Should Never Be Allowed To Exist Richard K. Morgan's Altered Carbon series had a depraved take on virtual punishment. In the series minds can be easily uploaded and bodies traded. The standard interrogation technique if torture is on the table is to upload a person into a virtual rape room in the body of a young girl.

Teaching Ethics and Narrative . . . With Violent Video Games? More and more teachers today are experimenting with video games in a bid to keep their classes relevant and their students engaged. It's not uncommon to read about schools using titles like Portal 2, Minecraft, and SimCity to teach anything from high school physics to civic responsibility. These "clean," classroom-friendly games are devoid of the graphic violence whose effects on children and adolescents have caused so much consternation and debate. Conventional wisdom dictates that violent games have no place in schools, but this notion has been challenged by Tobias Staaby, a Norwegian high school literature and religious studies teacher who incorporates ostensibly violent games like The Walking Dead, The Last of Us and Skyrim into his practice. Staaby teaches at Nordahl Grieg Upper Secondary, a new state-of-the-art high school tucked away in a quiet suburb of the coastal city of Bergen. Tobias Staaby and two students.

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