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Human reaction to this type of reproduction [closed]

So humans and these aliens will be interacting in this story and reproduction will be one of the clashing differences they have, so my question is how would western human society react to this form of ...
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What if the internet was founded only for the rich and high class people? [closed]

What if the internet were only for the rich and high class people? would we still live in an anarchy? Would the rich be much smarter and developed than the poor people? How would our society look? ...
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Could the power of PR disaster keep the military from creating a robot with an onboard AI

If I want humans to fight alongside robots, I have to take care of the competition first. According to the lore of my world, only 58 robots were ever created with an onboard artificial intelligence. ...
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Solution for sacrifice dependent society

In my fantasy world, a society depends greatly on the practice of ritualistic sacrifice on large scales. This is because of the world's magic system, that allows the wielders to insert a piece of the "...
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Oligarchy as a form of government

Can a country with an oligarchy as an offical form of government be successful and have prosperous citizens?
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How to prevent counterfeit donuts in a doughnut currency society?

A crazy politician (named Tronald Dump) is elected as leader of a country. Being crazy, he changes to the national currency to be donuts with the following conversion: Doughnut Hole = 1d Glazed ...
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The sexy zombie outbreak [closed]

Tomorrow hordes of zombies will invade the streets around the world caused by an airborne fungus. The disease is incurable and the symptoms are similar to rabies. These zombies try to infect and ...
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To what extent would the world change if penis sizes of every single male became publicly known to everyone? [closed]

Extracted from here To what extent would the world change if penis sizes of every single male on earth became publicly known to everyone? Penis sizes of world leaders, celebrities, sports stars, ...
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How can I shift my country's immigration policy to a skills based approach?

My name is DONNA TRUMPET, and I am one of the greatest leaders in world history. I was elected president in the nation of Carcossa a number of years ago, and have maintained broad support among the ...
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If Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump switched places, who would be happier? [closed]

Followup question: if Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump switched bodies who would be happier? Edit: I am trying to write a short story.
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Gold Standard with unlimited gold - short term consequences? [closed]

Modern times. Modern world. In my story it's possible for several countries (let's say USA and Russia) to basically get gold out of nothing (their prime cost to do so is <1% of current market ...
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How to structure society after my inevitable evil takeover? [closed]

Okay, imagine I'm your average megalomaniacal evil overlord. After a brief but spirited scuffle with local heroes, I've managed to employ an army of coal-fed death robots to seize control of the ...
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New laws for clone marriage? [closed]

After the evil Cynndor aliens destroyed our ability to naturally reproduce, scientists perfected cloning techniques. But for some scientific reason, you can only reproduce with a clone of yourself of ...
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What would determine the most powerful superpower? [closed]

I should probably start with this to get a few answers I know are coming my way right out of the equation altogether: No, this isn't the age-old question of "If you could have superpowers...?" but ...
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Times Square glitched out [closed]

The Situation: In Times Square, hundreds of thousands of people are milling around. Everyone was moving past the newly installed high-def screens during a "Good Morning America" broadcast. Meanwhile, ...
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“An Even Blacker Death”, This Time in the 21st Century [closed]

Long ago, I asked a question as to how the culture of Europe would be affected if, instead of one-quarter or half of medieval Europe's population got killed by the black death but two out of three or ...
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If the earth is sentient and can communicate with humans, shouldn't humans in general have more respect for its well-being? [closed]

Someday in the far future, when creatures are born from sentience modules that can be easily embedded into other living, non-sentient, or even non-living objects, humans became capable of ...
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What happens to victims of a terrorist attack [closed]

Two college students are walking through the city to get to school. When a terrorist attack happens, a number of people are killed and many more are injured. The terrorist are killed and the police ...
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World with 2 billion people [closed]

How much would fertility rate need to drop for the world to stabilise at 2 billion people in 200 years time? Would the world with this amount of people be vastly more peaceful and prosperous?
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The Emperor bans the number seven on pain of death. Does this inevitably disrupt a medieval society? (trade and commerce) [closed]

The medieval Emperor is up to his tricks again. He has decided that the number seven is unlucky. Despite advice from his courtiers that it can't be done, he bans its use on penalty of death by any of ...
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I Just stole all of the money in the world. What happens now? [closed]

Using a magical computer virus, I’ve stolen all of the money in the world. All of the cash. All of the money from every checking, savings, retirement account. Every bitcoin, etherium, and doge ...
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The profession “Torturer”/“Executioner” [closed]

During medieval times, torturers and executioners stood at the bottom of the social and professional hierarchy, comparable to the Untouchables of India. Due to the nature of their job, village ...
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How different human society and behaviour would be if the talion law was imposed by a benevolent goddess since the creation of mankind? [closed]

In another universe and another dimension, humanity is created by an omnipotent and benevolent goddess. The planet in which these humans inhabit is a perfect clone of the earth and the goddess is ...
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Is it possible to use just the motion of self-resetting pendulums to generate a steady, clean and limitless amount of electricity for society? [closed]

The self resetting pendulums are described in the picture below. Yes, I'm aware of the laws of thermodynamics so no need to post snarky links to physics websites. This is a thought experiment or a ...
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What would happen if all possibly offensive opinions were censured? [closed]

In a society dominated by left-wing groups, all possibly inflammatory remarks (Opinions that are susceptible of hurting someone's feelings, including any kind of criticising) are banned as they are ...
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What kind of culture and society could humanity develop with one sapient gender? [closed]

Let's say we launch the first colony ship to a far system. The colony ship engines fail halfway and the ship drifts for a year across the space. The ship was recovered by drones of an automated ...
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If all humans >1 years old disappeared, would the rest reboot society?

Would the babies between 0-1 who survive learn languages from videos, learn to read and write, find books, copies of wikipedia etc. and reboot society?
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How differently would the societies have evolved if every person is allowed to commit one murder? [closed]

Consider the starting time is the time when law and legal systems were being formed. The only difference I am trying to induce is the law itself which is stated as: If a person is found guilty of a ...
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Murder against Murder [closed]

My Kepler Bb people are very anti-murder. What I am proposing is that murderers get murdered but not with a typical murder weapon. There are 3 types of murder that they are concerned with. Those are ...
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Why am I measured against points? [closed]

Why are we suddenly in a didgital 'social' heirachy..where my questions and answers are based on how I PLEASE u! Why do i want to stay in a world like this?

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