A meritocratic society is a society that uses meritocratic apartments to obtain their basic needs, community hubs to obtain their emotional needs and is governed by the meritocratic government.
Let us now discuss the meritocratic apartment, community hub and meritocratic government that make a meritocratic society possible:
Meritocratic apartments consist of self cleaning houses connected to a fully automated food hub that would handle all chores involved with food and a fully automated clothes hub that would handle all chores involved with clothes saving people time and increasing convenience in the home.
When people in meritocratic apartments need food or clothes they order from the food hub through an app and the food or clothes would be brought to them through pods that pass through small tunnels.
Once they finish eating or wearing the food or clothes respectively they would return the dirty dishes or clothes to the food or clothes hub in pods that pass through the small tunnels.
The dirty dishes or clothes would then be automatically cleaned and stored.
Since the houses wouldn’t need any appliances or infrastructure for food or clothes such as kitchen, closet, fridge etc. they would be simple enough to be fully cleaned by cleaning robots
After discussing the meritocratic apartments, let us now discuss the community hub:
The Community hub provides the members of the meritocratic society with infrastructure to allow them to live different lives in different communities and obtain their emotional needs in a meritocratic society.
The infrastructure community hubs provide include venues such as houses, schools, shops etc., characters such as family members, friends, strangers, coworkers etc., accessories such as clothes, shoes, weapons etc. and life stories such as fully scripted life stories, stereotypical life stories etc.
So if a member of the meritocratic society wants to live a life as a musician the community hub will provide them with venues such as concert arenas, music studios etc., characters such as managers, fans, friends etc., accessories such as clothes, shoes, chains etc., life stories such as cocky musician life story, humble musician life story etc.
Through Community hubs a person in a meritocratic society would be able to live as any person such as a celebrity, musician, CEO, detective, thief, jerk etc. and obtain the emotional experience from that life.
Before we discuss the meritocratic government, let us discuss the morality and metaphysics of a meritocratic society so that we can get a better understanding of the meritocratic government:
Morality of a meritocratic society
The morality of a meritocratic society would consist of the principle of “To use your other lives made possible by community hubs to express emotions that are harmful to the meritocratic society so that you can express emotions according to the social situation in the meritocratic society.”
This will result in most citizens of the meritocratic society being civilized and friendly in the real world since they know they can be different in their other lives made possible by community hubs making them easily follow rules and regulations of the meritocratic society.
This morality will be taught to children, teenagers, adults etc. in a way that allows them to fully understand it and use it as their moral compass.
Metaphysics of a meritocratic society
The metaphysics of a meritocratic society consists of the meaning of life provided by the meritocratic society which states “The meaning of life is to obtain basic needs so that we can gain emotional and rational needs”
What the meaning of life means for the individual
This meaning of life is inclusive because the emotional and rational needs part can be interpreted according to individual needs.
So for a religious person, part of their rational needs might be to learn about their religion and practice their religion. For a minority group, part of their rational needs might be to teach and practice their culture. For a scientific person, part of their rational needs might be to learn about science and practice science etc.
While the emotional needs side is also interpreted individually with people having a choice on the lives they would like to live to express their emotions through the community hub.
So everyone from all religions and backgrounds would find the meritocratic society welcoming since everyone is guaranteed the freedom to practice their religious beliefs, cultures and their other emotional and rational needs.
What the meaning of life means for the collective
The meaning of life for the collective would be to improve and maintain the infrastructure that makes the meritocratic society possible.
So members of the meritocratic society will have as part of their rational meaning of life as to improve or maintain some part of the infrastructure of the meritocratic society through being a member of the federal or local meritocratic government.
Hence all members of the meritocratic society will be united in the meritocratic government because of the goal of improving and maintaining the infrastructure of the meritocratic society.
After understanding the morality and metaphysics of the meritocratic society, let us now study the meritocratic government that governs a meritocratic society.
The meritocratic government is a government that follows the principle that every government position should be chosen based on merit.
Division of government
The meritocratic government is divided into the local meritocratic government and the federal meritocratic government.
The local meritocratic government is responsible for specific meritocratic societies while the federal meritocratic government is responsible for all meritocratic societies.
Both the federal and local meritocratic governments consist of 12 main institutions. The 12 main institutions are food, clothes, shelter, energy, water, transportation, communication, health, education, law, security and entertainment.
Members of these 12 main institutions can create new sub institutions that can handle and maintain other sectors concerning their institution in a meritocratic society. For example;
Members of the entertainment institution can start sub institutions for dance, sports etc. Members of the transportation institution can start sub institutions for air travel, railway etc. Members of the energy institution can start a sub institution for nuclear power, hydro electric power etc.
Membership of institutions in the meritocratic government is based on merit hence each main and sub institution has its own merit based criteria for being a member.
There are 2 types of members in every institution: Active members and Non active members. Let us now analyze the two types of members of institutions, starting with active members:
Active members are members of institutions who do work in meritocratic societies for the institution. Examples are such as people who work in the food hub, characters working for the community hub etc.
Active members are paid from the money members of a utopian society pay for the services. So if an active member works in the food hub the money they are paid will be from the money people pay for the food, if they work in venues then the money they are paid will be from the money people pay for fantasy studios etc.
Non-active members are members of the institutions who make decisions for the institutions and meritocratic societies. The decisions cover the maintenance, innovation and regulations of the institution and meritocratic societies.
Examples are such as creating regulations for the food hub, creating regulations for water use, pricing the services in the society, choosing and paying the active members, setting funds for innovation, creating the criterion for membership of the sub institutions etc.
Non active members interact and vote online allowing decisions to be quick and simpler to change. Non active members are not paid and instead get the power to decide the future of the meritocratic society.
Bills are changes proposed by a non active member of a main or sub institution in the federal or local meritocratic government to be voted for by other non active members in the respective institution.
To change any rule or regulation of an institution a non active member will be required to propose a bill which is then voted for by all other non active members. If it wins the vote the proposal in the bill becomes law.
After briefly discussing the meritocratic government let us now discuss the core infrastructure that needs to be created before we can open the first meritocratic society:
The meritocratic society won’t need all the automations for the food and clothes hub at first but will require the core infrastructure that makes it possible. The core infrastructures include the delivery system, communications software and self cleaning houses.
Collectively these three systems will be used in all meritocratic societies no matter the culture or climate of where the meritocratic society is located unlike other automations such as cooking automations which will depend on the food, dish washing automations which will depend on the dishes etc.
There are also individual reasons why these 3 technologies form the core infrastructure of a meritocratic society. The following are the individual reasons why these technologies need to be created first.
The delivery system includes the autonomous delivery and retrieval system of the food and clothes hub.
The individual reason for the delivery system to be part of the core infrastructure is that the delivery system can’t be done by human workers.
If the delivery is done by human workers, it won’t be 24 hours or every expensive because if a member wants water at midnight the delivery person will have to deliver the water which means the food hub will have to employ more people to work as delivery workers.
Another method can be for houses to contain essentials such as water or bites but this will defeat the main purpose of the food hub which is to help with all chores concerning food including storage.
So the delivery system is part of the core infrastructure of a meritocratic society and will have to be developed before the first meritocratic society is built.
The communication system includes the software and hardware that allows members of the meritocratic society to order essentials from the hubs.
The individual reason why the communication system is part of the core infrastructure is that normal communication apps and software can’t be used for the meritocratic society due to security and convenience reasons.
The communication system will have to be secure enough to ensure it’s always active and it has to be convenient enough to allow members to easily interact with it.
So the communication system is part of the core infrastructure of a meritocratic society and will have to be developed before the first meritocratic society is built.
Self cleaning houses
The self cleaning houses are houses that can be fully cleaned by an autonomous cleaning robot. The robot will have to be able to clean the floors, toilet, windows etc.
The individual reason for the self cleaning houses to be part of the core infrastructure is that the cleaning can’t be done by human workers.
If the cleaning is done by human workers, it will interfere with the privacy of the members and will have to be scheduled making it less reliable.
Another method can be for houses to contain cleaning essentials such as mops or brooms but this will defeat the main purpose of the residential hub which is to be self cleaning.
So self cleaning houses are part of the core infrastructure of a meritocratic society and will have to be developed before the first meritocratic society is built.
Hence for the first meritocratic society to be developed, we will have to fund the delivery and retrieval systems, cleaning system and communication system.
The other tasks of the food and clothes hub such as cooking, washing clothes or dishes etc. can be done by workers whilst their automations are been worked on.
After understanding the core infrastructure of the meritocratic society, let us now discuss how we are going to introduce meritocratic societies into the world once these technologies are created:
The first meritocratic society
To open the first meritocracy society we will have to accomplish 6 steps. Let us now discuss each step so that we can understand what it takes to build the first meritocratic society:
Building the meritocratic apartments
The first step is finding a suitable city of a country to build meritocratic apartments and open the first meritocratic societies. This city and country should be open to change and have enough deregulation such as zoning laws etc. to allow the easy creation of a meritocratic society.
My choice would be a city in third world countries since they have softer zoning laws and their governments have power concentrated on a few people allowing us to have a chance at entering into agreements with the government in a shorter period of time.
But if a suitable city in a first world country with a progressive government and simple zoning laws is available then the first meritocratic apartments can be built there.
Once the suitable city is chosen, we can move to building buying land and building the meritocratic apartments or buying an apartment building and renovating it by adding a food hub, clothes hub and education centers.
The founding members of the apartment will be people who will form the local and federal meritocratic government to help run the project of creating the first meritocratic society.
In order to allow for a federal meritocratic government to be created 3 or more meritocratic apartments will be built in different places in the city to allow a division of the local meritocratic governments and the federal meritocratic government.
Once the construction of meritocratic apartments is underway, we can start implementing the second step:
Getting people who own venues to switch to meritocratic apartments
The second process is getting owners of the venues nearby the meritocratic apartments such as schools, shops and houses to switch to living in meritocratic apartments.
The deal will be that they will live in meritocratic apartments without paying rent in exchange they will let the meritocratic society freely use their houses, shops, super markets etc. with all the accessories inside as venues of the Community hub.
The venue owners will be convinced through 3 types of arguments:
The main rational arguments given to the owners will be that they get rent free houses in the meritocratic apartments and live free from house chores saving them time, money and increasing their convenience.
The main ethical arguments given to venue owners will be that they are spear heading the future of humanity and also helping reduce evil in the world since people will use their venues as a safe outlet to express their harmful emotions.
The main emotional argument given to venue owners will be that the venues will be uninhabitable since most people in the nearby areas will move to the meritocratic apartments such as their Neighbors, shops etc.
Once enough venue owners have been convinced and have signed the contract agreement with us we can then move to the third step:
Getting people who are in risk of becoming jobless because of meritocratic apartments to join meritocratic apartments
The third process is getting people who will lose their jobs because of meritocratic apartments to switch to living in meritocratic apartments.
These people include the people who work on transportation, sell clothes, food, pharmaceuticals etc. in the area where the meritocratic apartments are built.
These people will lose their jobs and businesses because most people in the area will move to meritocratic apartments which will use the food and clothes hub to offer most goods to people making the local shops irrelevant.
The deal will be that they will live in meritocratic apartments without paying rent in exchange they will give a certain number of hours a week to act as characters in other people’s lives.
The community members will be convinced through 3 types of arguments:
The main rational argument will be that they get rent free houses in the meritocratic apartments and live free from house chores saving them time, money and increasing their convenience.
The main ethical argument will be that they are spear heading the future of humanity and also helping reduce evil in the world since they will be helping other people express their harmful emotions by acting as characters in their lives.
The main emotional argument given to jobless people will be that they will have a competitive advantage anywhere else they go since they have a lower cost of living allowing them to out price competitors in any venture they start.
Starting to sell lives for people to live
After the first three steps, the meritocratic society will have venues, accessories and characters for the community hub to use to offer different lives to people in the surrounding community or city.
The fourth step will be to create and market life stories for people to live. The life stories will be for children, adults and people of all ages.
The meritocratic society will be able to offer these at a low price since they don’t have to pay rent for venues or wages for characters ensuring many people can afford them and use them to express their emotions.
Transfer the local meritocratic government
After the four steps we will have managed to create meritocratic apartments and a community hub.
The fifth step will be to remove the founding members and have other members living in the meritocratic society run the local meritocratic government.
The members of the meritocratic society will be incentivized to become members of the institutions of the local meritocratic government through using profits from the community hub to pay the residents to study and pass merit tests in the education center that will make them members of different institutions of the local meritocratic government.
This step will be considered a success when the institutions of the local meritocratic government can be run without the participation of the founding members meaning the local members govern the meritocratic society.
Transfer the federal meritocratic government
After five steps we will have managed to create meritocratic apartments, community hubs and helped local members run the meritocratic society through the local meritocratic government.
The sixth step will be to dissolve the power of the founding members in the federal meritocratic government by helping other members living in the meritocratic society become members of the federal meritocratic society.
The federal meritocratic government will be introduced through using profits from the community hub to market, pay and convince the intellectual elite of a country to join as residents of the meritocratic apartments and pass tests to become members of the federal meritocratic government.
The type of intellectual elite will depend on the specific institution and will include university professors, industry experts, experienced professionals etc.
After the first five processes, we will have managed to create meritocratic apartments, a community hub, local meritocratic governments and a federal meritocratic government.
From here the next step to creating a meritocratic society won’t be in the hands of founding members but in all the people living in meritocratic societies who are members of the federal meritocratic government.
They can decide to go with a local approach and increase the number of meritocratic societies or enter into agreements with the government of the country depending on the situation.
This means that from here the meritocratic society will develop dialectically and act as the example of why it’s the best government system in the world.
Other people will be able to join the meritocratic government by building and becoming members of a meritocratic society and passing merit tests for the federal or local meritocratic government.
This is a clear plan to introduce the meritocratic society within a few years and if you are someone who is serious about the future and wants to live in a meritocratic society then you should support this project anyhow you can be it financial support, intellectual support, promoting the work, sharing the work etc.
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