The other day I stumbled upon a youtube video from Bad Internet series: Which of The “Friends” Are You? and it made me remember a previous occurrence of an idea that people are sorted into their roles by some algorithm:
The second one refers to the Futurama series, where people appear to be forced into their jobs.
The problem: Both worlds are a joke. I would like the same, but serious.
Is there a way to get to a situation where everybody (i.e. more than 65% of the population) is selected to do their job, while there is no magic?
- The sorting algorithm should be explainable to some extent and it should be non-magical. (No sorting hat please.)
- However, deep learning algorithms or quantum computers are allowed.
- Society itself should be believable and be able to deal with common problems of a country (including military defense).
Other than this, I set your arms free.
I already have a guess that such a society has to start with an apocalypse and/or long war. I also guess that such a society will be a form of dictatorship. You cannot have democracy in this setup.
I even play with the idea of a theocracy, where such a system will appear to be magical on the outside (You have been selected by God!), but will have some strong computer running somewhere in the background.