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Recruitment will be a big challenge Global international migration (people moving to a country different from a country of their birth) in 2019 was 272 million people or 3.5% of the global population. Two thirds (2/3) are labour migrants (people who move to another country because of their jobs). The main migration patterns are related to the economy: People ...


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Note 1: in preparation of the experiment, it may be wise to select people using two simple criteria: they have no criminal record and they don't carry fire arms. Also I would recommend seeding federalism. Split your population into 100-200 large groups. Use natural boundaries like rivers and mountain chains to allow isolation in smaller urban or larger rural ...


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You don't need to do any recruiting If you recruit normally terrorist and dictators will invade immediately. ThIs senario is a middle East power vacuum and everyone knows it. Therefore, we do the easiest thing. Drone strikes The north west of Africa is fairly populous and has roughly 100 million people depending on where you put the border. Draw that line ...


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You'll have your volunteers in no time. Your real problem is getting the word out and convincing people that its not a hoax. Look at all the refugees all over the world fleeing economic collapse or war or whatever persecution you can think of. Those people aren't necessarily thinking of the danger they're heading to, but the danger they're running from. So ...


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The most obvious option is to appeal to those who already politically align to such a system. Anarcho communists, anarcho-capitalists, and voluntarists, for example, advocate for a system without the existence of a state. While their fundamental beliefs may vary significantly (e.g. whether wage labour and private property should exist), this country would ...


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You got it backward. How do I get a minimum of 50 million people to voluntarily join a country where they could be killed on sight for no reason by a person they've never met? You will have problems STOPPING PEOPLE GETTING INSIDE! Think of all the people that run from their countries for real reasons. Then add all the conspiracy loons with a perceived ...


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Target oppressed people who work the jobs you need and don't care about basic living standards Lets say you are a gay architect who builds buildings in a third world country where being gay is illegal. Suddenly you get an invitation to a country who will provide you transport, protect you from extradition, give you a job with less hours but equal pay, and ...


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Your country does not sound bad, apart from the complete absence of privacy. You may want to reconsider that part, but that is just a side note. Look around the world. A huge majority of people are worse off than what you describe for that country. Even the "leaders of the free world" live much worse lives, although most of them are still happily ...


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Hive Minds Aren't Free The raw map of all synaptic connections in a human mind takes up about $1 \times 10^{18}$ bytes (1 hexabyte) of memory. To send this whole data package across a fiber optic cable using red light (405 THz) takes about an hour (61 minutes), using a single channel. You can use more channels. Of course, if you are wireless, you won't want ...


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Adventurers Are Completely Separate From Society This choice is simple: choose to go adventuring or make another unique, personal commitment. There is no third choice While adventurers seem like they would be the natural best candidates for positions of nobility and power, their spark makes them completely incapable of pursuing this path no matter how well ...


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Adventurers, as described, are a perpetual threat to existing systems of governing: The adventurers are strong, have additional lives, and their max level is comparable to that of kings. Therefore, governments can take one of the three approaches to avoid being disrupted: Eliminate all adventurers; Employ adventurers and turn them into loyal officials, ...


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Assuming that there is such a thing as an nobility class, adventures would be something between Japanese Ronin and Ottoman Jainssaries. In the absence of such a class, the adventures would become the nobility. If they don't want to rule, but can overthrow any ruler, you would end up with a weird stateless society. If you've read Malazan Book of the Fallen, ...


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Your definition : An adventurer is not just someone who committed to adventuring or someone who's sworn to live a certain way. An adventurer is, at best, a hero who helps and protects the various peoples of Alendyias in their journey and at worst, a villain who searches for wealth and power. The very act of choosing to become an adventurer makes it ...


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The men are the glue to alliances. Suppose that women are the number ones, i.e., all the lords of the realm are female. So, how could Lady-Lord A and Lady-Lord B symbolically cement their alliance? The method of choice from history would be to marry their children. However, both Lady-Lord A and Lady-Lord B could marry the same guy. Then the actual lords are ...


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Bread and circuses Voluntary human sacrifice has been a part of stable historical societies. And provided that few people see any real benefit to changing the status-quo, the immortals can openly send dissenters to compete in the "games". It's also possible for them to compete personally against the "winners" in an exhibition match to ...


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It won't work Simply put, the way the U.S. is set up now means that any long-term attempt at semi-amicable situation (or even one where there is animosity and tension but not outright war as with India and Pakistan) is doomed to failure. I'm going to try to outline a question I submitted to Politics SE about could the U.S. successfully split, but since it ...


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Outside influence Consider the DEA map below: The U.S. falls under the influence of rival cartels extending their influence from Mexico. (Recall that the success of "barbarians" was unexpected in 1860s China, and resulted from similar drug prohibition profits) The cartels and the mixture of rural and urban areas they control are relatively ...


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you should not be looking at politics by state boundaries. The United states does not have conservative states and liberal states. It has liberal urban areas and conservative rural areas. At first viewing the urban areas seem to have all of the economic and most of the political power, but they are utterly reliant on the rural areas for food, water and power....


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It can't work. Sleep isn't just a physical thing. Sleep is for processing the days events too. Things are filed in long term memory and things forgotten. It allows the mind to relax and unwind. Without actual sleep, people would go insane. Personally you've gone the wrong way. You don't want a hive mind. What you want is a secondary brain. Frame Challenge ...


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About years idk, but here's my best guess with growth starting in 2040 For hypotheticals let's say that a neural link which works to that degree is widely distributed to the market in 2040. So, if were to then go on the basis of smartphone growth, assuming the same level of accessibility with regards to the technology(which is, a given a bit an of a shaky ...


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how long before 100% of the world population will own alternative bodies they can control from afar? Knowing human nature, forever. There will always be a small percentage of body purists, religious fanatics, the ultra-squeamish, and the plain old stubborn-refusing-to-change who will resist the adoption of such a radical new lifestyle. Example: There are ...


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All politics is local politics. There are plenty of scenarios similar to what you describe; most of them have the Confederacy as a thing. Example: https://www.reddit.com/r/imaginarymaps/comments/6o9kzn/2nd_us_civil_war_map/ I propose / a situation where the United States is Split into multiple smaller states./ Multiple smaller states. After the Civil ...


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The rules for rulers are the same, regardless of mortality In-depth video answer In case the link ever goes dead: It doesn't matter if the rulers are immortal or not, as long as they retain their supporters (the keys to their power) they can remain in power indefinitely. The only upside of immortals over the mortals is that they can indefinitely improve and ...


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It is seen as an honour. The public narrative sounds like this: In the past before the reign of the immortals, the various nations were constantly at war with each other. The loss of life was great and senseless. The immortals were the first ones to realize the endless wars were not the doings of humans -- who don't really want to slaughter and be ...


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I think immortality will be regarded by most immortals as infinitely precious and something that must be protected and preserved at all cost. Even at the expense of life itself. Let's assume the transition will be peacefull, because there is no detection and people will only notice when they don't age.. or when one of their parents starts to age. I'll focus ...


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The potential answers vary massively. Bird sexual dimorphism and gender roles are not consistent across the 10,000 extant species, ranging from species where males are more dominant and aggressive than females (e.g., ostriches, ducks) to species that have almost no dimorphism, to species where the females are larger and more muscular than males (most birds ...


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Human sacrifice seems to arise via very specific social circumstances. Namely research has found that the more stratified a human society is, the greater the likelihood it will practice intentional human sacrifice. This is mostly done for several reasons, most notably creating a greater social divide between classes and serving to keep the masses in line ...


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Even on their homeworld, the Ishiga rulers are a tiny minority. It is the cultured aristocracy which leads the Ishiga nation, and it is their moral sensibilities which are held forth as that of the Ishiga empire generally. This aristocracy is descended from the group (the Ishiga) who conquered and unified the various peoples of their home planet. The ...


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This question assumes that morality will trump economics and politics. In human experience, that has rarely, if ever, happened. In human experience, local customs have been tolerated when economic and political alliances are what the dominant group wanted. The Ishgas may be horrified, but tolerate such actions. This happens because when those actions happen, ...


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Fairly egalitarian, male gift-giving Toucans don't show much sexual dimorphism, that's usually a sign that their behavior doesn't differ much by sex, either. Apparently males have longer, thinner beaks on average, that's about the only difference, and owners of pet toucans find it unreliable enough that they usually sex them with blood tests. From what I ...


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Vore Fetishists You're right that most humans don't find the idea of living in a dragon's mouth appealing, but there's a minority of humans who find it very appealing. Seek out those people, and while they'll still need some convincing that it's safe, they'll be a lot more amenable than the general population.


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They definitely could continue sacrifices Although O.M. has many good points, I think some things are missing. This is a culture with a proven afterlife. This will increase the religious fervor, but this will also make many subcultures of the religion arise. Most religions have an afterlife, making it a focal point in many ways. Living your life correctly ...


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Look at Mechif Mechif is a language spoken by Metis people in Canada. It's a combination of French and Cree, reflecting the mixed ancestry of Metis people. It's not a creole, however, since a creole typically has the simpler parts of each component language, whereas the opposite is true of Mechif - for the most part, Mechif nouns are derived from French, ...


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How would the proven existence of gods affect the setting? Especially if they do not provide clarification to mortals? In a science-fictional setting, I'm a bit uneasy about calling these extradimensional beings gods. Aliens with different power levels are not necessarily divine. But that's just my own, 21st century Earth, viewpoint. For the people in your ...


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I have 2 ideas for this: Possibly a very small group (5-50) of "high priests" are considered equals to the 7 gods below the creator god, & as such only worship the creator god as they are considered equals to the other gods. While lower priests are considered part of a high priests collective entity & as such are on the same level as the ...


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Colonialism and Syncretism One possible explanation is colonialism. Maybe the priesthood is originally from a monotheistic culture that conquered a polytheistic culture. While you might assume that priests in such a situation would violently suppress the polytheistic religion, that's not universal - for example, during the Christianization of Europe, priests ...


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Warlike culture. In society where men usually go to war for long periods of time you Would probably see woman Take over a lot of day to day jobs that were normally done by fathers and husbands. You could set up your Society To be Similar to the iron born from a song of ice and fire the men go out each season to raid and woman stay behind providing for ...


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Fish while Knitting. In many pre-industrial societies, one of the main activities done by women was making clothes for their family by hand. When you spend hours and hours every day knitting or weaving, it limits the other activities you can do. You can of course do other household chores during the day. But you cannot combine with something like Deer ...


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Women were involved in fishing in a few Tasmanian Aboriginal communities and referenced here as well, but I don't know if they where the main fisherpeople. But they where the predominant divers for shellfish. hopefully that helps


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Many years later, I think I found something approaching the answer to the question in real life: the Among Us memes It has all the pre-requisites to be a deadly memetic virus: it spreads, with great virality it impairs the hosts' functions (causing some people to enter a sort of hysteria when seeing certain images or hearing certain trigger words) It is ...


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It Could Very Well Do It Imagine you're one of these people. After a bad month where yougain a lot of weight, you transform into a devil. Within 24 hours. Maybe you go to bed normal, and wake up with cloven hooves. Maybe it creeps up on you painfully over the course of a day. You are going to FREAK OUT. You may very well think they're cursed by god ...


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they can teleport with them 5 times their weight (they choose what they bring) The question ignores the quite common reality that someone might want to transport more than 5x their body weight. Thus, while roads won't be developed directly for people, they'll be developed for our stuff: grain to the mill flour from the mill stone wood copper and tin ores ...


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My idea is that every building would be equipped with a teleport console. This would be for places you had never been to. You would type in a place name, and it would show you a picture of the place and give you 10 seconds to memorize it. You now know what it looks like, so you can teleport there. The picture would probably be live-updating (i.e. a camera on ...


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There are philosophical and physical challenges to this whole scenario which are difficult to resolve without changing the fundamental techniques involved. 1. Infrastructure Teleportation has to happen from and to uniquely identifiable space coordinates in the universe. This itself requires certain infrastructure in place. a. There is a dynamic registry ...


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I would look at this through an economic lens. When everyone can teleport, what is the demand to offer a service around it? Or what is needed/in-demand? Then: How long does one teleportation take? How fast can you teleport again given your last teleportation? Can you only teleport a certain number of times? How does volume relate to weight? Can you teleport ...


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A Philosophical Counter I know this isn't what the OP wants, and I'm no luddite, but... There would be a movement promoting walking, swiming, riding bikes, driving cars -setting aside the extra time required. That is because the metaphor for the 'journey' being more important than the 'destination' is more than cliche. When you participate directly in ...


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You might want to consider reading The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stars_My_Destination In that novel, the self teleportation is called "jaunting" and he goes into a number of concepts such as protecting yourself from assassins and the idea of always taking a vehicle instead of jaunting as a status ...


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(Very) temporary panic and chaos, but not anywhere near civilisation collapse If the change were not random and affected the top-10% of the global population (the most powerful people on Earth) there would be a remote possibility of the collapse of the modern civilisation. However, when the change is random the collapse is not possible. The history of the ...


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Could one's teleportation abilities be linked to some kind of nutrient from food? If so, then one can be rendered unconscious until all traces of said nutrient have been metabolized and this person is fed a diet that does not contain the particular nutrient required for teleportation; this allows incarceration to continue.


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Transporting goods Five times your own weight is not that much in way of goods, particularly bulk ones. A well-organized system where porters teleport to and from places with exactly five times their own weight in goods (or less, if one region has a more concentrated good) might work, but involves a lot of complications, such as ensuring the porters know ...


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