Setting: Earth 2020.

Young people are sick of parental suppression, worldwide.

  • They develop a vastly different understanding of social principles, compared to their parental generation.

  • They can´t identify themselves with the prepotent oligarchs that mostly rule in politics and economics.

  • They don´t see themselves politically represented in parliaments across the world.

  • They are afraid of climate change.

  • They believe, economic market growth has come to an end.

  • They are fed up with consumerism. Except smartphones and internet.

  • They don´t want to start a career after school and earn money later on.

The majority of kids share this conception, but stay passive and can´t wait to hold the newest Eyephone in hands. But as more and more information about social and ecologic grievances floods their digital means of communication (bubbles), the feeling that the end of the world, as we know it, might be near is overwhelming. Again, the vast majority stays ignorant or is agonized. But small subversive groups of young people begin to form, ready to take action. Groups split, divide themselves into those that try to make a change by peaceful manners and by talking seriously with their parents, and the others, that are less squeamishly and call to arms. These radical groups connect globally and plans start to form, how to take over. They are willingly, but how shall they start?

Please help them overthrow the parental dictatorship worldwide and design a fresh tutorial showing them step by step, how to enter into action.

The kid´s advantages:

  • Their number is legion. "42 percent of people are under the age of 25." [https://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/chart-how-worlds-youth-population-changing]
  • They live hidden in the middle of their societies, still inconspicuous.
  • Some mislead grown ups support their aims, but are rarely found in tactically advantageous positions. Except some hopelessly gooders in Hollywood.
  • They are all digitally linked.
  • They are mentally flexible and innovative.
  • They have nothing to loose, except their eyephones.

The parent´s advantages:

  • The grownup´s number is also quite legion
  • Grown ups have bigger economic resources
  • They have bigger arms
  • They make laws
  • They have everything to loose
  • and they pay for their kids telephone flatrate

    Note: Please identify for yourselves, what 'to take over' might mean. Parents promising, to take good care of nature from now on, is much too lax and boring. Eliminating everybody older than 18, is too heavy, and boring. Tutorials that promise a lot of fun for the young rebels, earn extra points.

Note: the 'young people' shouldn't be older than 18 years.

Please also note : that the follow up question might be s.th. like "How does a world look like, in which kids have taken over?"

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    $\begingroup$ "mostly white oligarchs that rule" um, white folks may have a considerable influence on the world stage, but they only make up something like 15% of the world's population. White oligarchs might not motivate the youth of India and China quite so much, for example, and those countries contain an awful lot of the world's population. $\endgroup$ Sep 25, 2019 at 9:37
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    $\begingroup$ "Their number is legion. "42 percent of people are under the age of 25."" but that doesn't mean those are teenagers. The 42 percent is QUITE a lot more than just those - people 20 and up are not teenagers by definition, same with children less than 13 years of age. And I sort of doubt a bunch of 8 year olds are going to be THAT effective in a revolution. Neither would be 4 year olds. $\endgroup$
    – VLAZ
    Sep 25, 2019 at 11:05
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    $\begingroup$ "They live hidden in the middle of their societies, still inconspicuous." for what it's worth, teenagers are not as inconspicuous as they like to think. Adults do know of their existence and most of what they do. Adults just tend to turn a blind eye to them. $\endgroup$
    – VLAZ
    Sep 25, 2019 at 11:07
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    $\begingroup$ All in all, this premise is widely unbelievable. It has been explored in fiction and usually children shows and young adult fiction but the pre-requirement is the adults are nearly useless. Some works try to address that somehow but overall it's hand-waved. The premise is simply not applicable were it to be true. $\endgroup$
    – VLAZ
    Sep 25, 2019 at 11:14
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    $\begingroup$ Apart from the scenario being utterly contrary to human nature, how is this query not story based? The answer pretty much boils down to bullet points along a plot arc. $\endgroup$
    – elemtilas
    Sep 25, 2019 at 12:03


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