What forms of global government can you envision emerging in the next 100 years?

There will be only one form.It is called democracy, but not your definition of democracy.In a democracy, there are no political parties. You never surrender the power of your vote to anyone. In a democracy, your vote is your vote. You use your vote to elect your regional member (Elected Member).

Does Apple have more money than the US government?

The world's most valuable company is holding more cash than the world's largest sovereign government and whats more amusing is that it's well over 3 times as much as UK's government.The United States is currently spending around $200bn more than

Why isn't there any technology that the American Federal Government's hackers are trying to steal from China?

Because we're ahead of the Chinese in virtually every field of technology, especially military technology. There's less for us to steal from them than vice versa, and the things that they excel in like manufacturing are often hard to copy.The US government certainly has cyber capabilities sufficient to steal from Chinese companies.

Would the US Government stop a merger of Apple & Microsoft?

As things stand right now I doubt the government would approve of such a deal. Reason: Microsoft is dominant in business software and OS on anything larger than a phone. Apple is not dominant in numbers but in profit within the phone market. Combining the two

What type of government does the U.S. have?

The us has a constitutional democratic federal republic. It has a constitution which separates and limits the government. Authority is given to the federal government which is composed of representatives that make public decisions. Those head officials are appointed via the democratic process.

Is the US government giving out free cell phones?

Yes, below is but one example of the advertising for Federally (tax payer) funded cell phones. It would seem that such phones are also referred to as "Obama phones" in many areas, with more then one phone being given out to the eligible party. "Assurance Wireless is a federal Lifeline Assistance program brought

What type of government does the U.S. have?

The us has a constitutional democratic federal republic. It has a constitution which separates and limits the government. Authority is given to the federal government which is composed of representatives that make public decisions. Those head officials are appointed via the democratic process.

Are primary school teachers government employees?

Public school teachers are government employees. They are employees of a local school district which is typically governed by a school board. In some states, public school teachers are indirectly employed by the state in which they serve as they receive a state pension

Is the US government giving out free cell phones?

Yes, below is but one example of the advertising for Federally (tax payer) funded cell phones. It would seem that such phones are also referred to as "Obama phones" in many areas, with more then one phone being given out to the eligible party. "Assurance Wireless is a federal Lifeline Assistance program brought

Can technology replace government?

No, it is a big no. Any kind of technology cannot replace a social group of people who are elected by the other people to run the country which have their own opinion and ability to think with many point of views and logics, any AI cannot

Can the U.S. Government destroy a city in the U.S?

The exact details are probably classified.From a capability standpoint, definitely. A nuclear gravity bomb would kill a city.Whether ballistic missiles are locked to prevent them from engaging US cities, that's harder to say. I'm not intimately familiar with the US nuclear triad.SSBN's would have the technical capabilities, but there could be lockouts to prevent

What type of government does the U.S. have?

The us has a constitutional democratic federal republic. It has a constitution which separates and limits the government. Authority is given to the federal government which is composed of representatives that make public decisions. Those head officials are appointed via the democratic process.

How would governments become bankrupted?

One memorable answer, "Countries don't go bankrupt," is attributed to Walter Wriston, the most prominent banker of his day and the Chairman of Citibank from 1967 to 1984. That is right in a narrow legal sense, since a sovereign government cannot be put into bankruptcy. However, in the general sense,

Are primary school teachers government employees?

Public school teachers are government employees. They are employees of a local school district which is typically governed by a school board. In some states, public school teachers are indirectly employed by the state in which they serve as they receive a state pension

Does the U.S. government use supercomputers?

At a minimumDOE research and nuclear weapons simulationNational Weather ServiceDOD code breakingNatl Science Foundation Researchers on NSF grants use theseUSDA BioInformaticsI suspect many others do in the big data era, particularly in Logistics.

Can the U.S. government track you and kill you if they want to?

The FBI has been linked to domestic assassinations. They have been caught doing this using local police as part of COINTELPRO and later after COINTELPRO supposedly ended. The last assassination attempt that I know of was the bomb they placed in Judy Bari's car. During the COINTELPRO days the FBI would partner

If intelligent extraterrestrial life was discovered, do you think the government would try to keep it secret to avoid panic?

I think we would find out. I belong to seti@home as an example and its not government controlled. what government agency are you thinking might withhold this information? I personally believe the fear that the we can't handle the truth is made up by those who already believe and therefore its has to be the 'government' withholding information.

Why is the government hiding the facts about vaccines?

Q: Why is the government hiding the facts about vaccines?--Objection: question assumes facts not in evidence.Or to put it a different way - before we can reasonably discuss *why* something is happening, we must first have strong reason to believe that it IS, in fact, happening. Since you have

What are some weaknesses of the U.S. government?

The original 13 colonies which formed our government were as different from one another as the countries of the EU are today. French, Dutch, and Spanish were common languages as well as English and, of course, there was a large and significant population

Why did nothing ever happen after the 2001 National Press Club disclosure by 21 retired government employees about the reality of UFOs?

Aside from User-13700852869600268893's answer, there's no objective evidence. Anyone can claim anything,but if they can't produce objective evidence (and produce it so that any scientist who's interested can study it thoroughly - which is why no one takes

Can the U.S. government exile citizens?

In terms of the Federal Government, banishment or exile from the country is unconstitutional if you are a born U.S. citizen.In terms of exiling a citizen through interstate banishment (in other words a judge banning you from your home state or something to that effect) there are several legal constitution arguments against this as well: It's cruel

Should the U.S. Government ban alcohol?

No.  I think we learned our lesson the last time that we enacted prohibition.You might think about the following results of it.  http://www.patheos.com/blogs/unr...

How would the governments of the world inform the public if extraterrestrial life made contact with earth?

If it became necessary for the governments on Earth to inform the public of alien arrival or presence, it would be a fiat accompli established by the aliens themselves. However, the aliens would have to have a very important purpose (benign or hostile) to reveal themselves openly.  As

Are Republicans against democracy?

Given that every time I call the U.S. a democracy, I have some Republican jump down my throat and say,

Why do some people still think the government (any) is hiding the knowledge about aliens? What would the government even gain from hiding it?

You didn't know that the government was using cellphones back in 1949? Or that the NSA doesn't tap our phones, they read our minds?People with dull, meaningless lives believe anything f it makes life a little more exciting for them - Roswell, fortune tellers, ghosts, dream interpretation, you name it.

Would the U.S. Government try to keep alien contact a secret from the general population?

Military personnel have seen foo fighters since World War I. After the Roswell crashes, the USG made the topic more secretive than the development of the atom bomb. US Air Force Lt. Col. Wendelle Stevens was just one of the pilots that recorded UFOs and sent the films away to be analyzed. More

Can the U.S. Government destroy a city in the U.S?

Does our government have the capacity to do that? Sure. Would it be legal or accepted? Absolutely not. Our nuclear weapons are targeted to specific preordained targets. They can be reprogrammed but I imagine conscientious officers and soldiers would refuse to do so as it would mean targeting civilians

What is the most convincing argument for Communism?

The key issue in any argument for Communism is that Communism has been tried and has failed, so any argument must address that key issue; it's hard to honestly argue that something will work in theory when it does the opposite in practice. That makes this an interesting intellectual exercise, so I'll give it a shot.Imagine

Are Democrats more corrupt than Republicans?

Even if you just look at the main platform of each party, that will give you your answer:Democrats want to create a society that must depend on government for survival. The main end-goal here being: power!Republicans want to empower every citizen to have the ability to succeed. The harder

How would the world change if governments were no longer capable of keeping secrets?

I think everyone has touched on at least some of the problems, but lets take it down to a minor case and expand from there.Say you're in an intimate relationship. You naturally want to share stuff with your significant other. Some of this is trivial (you wet the bed as a kid). Some of it is important

Does the U.S. have a plan for alien invasion?

It's my understanding that the Pentagon has had planners come up with alien invasion scenarios and possible responses by our armed forces. I don't believe an alien attack is very likely. And if it does happen, our attempts to resist will

Has democracy failed America?

No I don't think that democracy has at all failed in the United States. What a truly failed democracy would mean a situation where there is no checks and balances between the organs of the State and when the will of the people is not heard.Just because Donald Trump lost

Why is the Indian government hiding facts about Keeladi excavations?

The indian govt is not hiding any facts regarding keeladi excavation it is the opposition which is creating controversy again to romp up the Aryan and Dravidian theory by telling lies

If we humans know aliens are real, why is the government hiding it from us?

Lots of people are asking this. At the end of last year Captain Robert Salas and Colonel Charles Holt were finally able to speak publicly both having had significant UFO experiences. And we have had Edgar Mitchell [Apollo 14], Paul Hellyer the ex Canadian Defence Minister and even Pope John 23rd speak publicly about

Why is the U.S. government treating us like trash?

governme operates under the facade of

If a worldwide, zombie pandemic arose, what would the primary objectives be for the police, the military and the governments? What methods would they use to end it?

Their priority will be to protect Government Infrastructure and Government. That does not include you. Citizens will be shot if they do not obey Military commands. Others will be put in Internment Camps. Climate Change could be our Zombie Pandemic.Your Governments will already have worst-case'd all possible disaster scenarios even those that include a worldwide pandemic .A virus brought

How could bureaucracy be disrupted?

Not sure what you mean here. For the sake of argument, let's take one definition of

Does the U.S. government use supercomputers?

At a minimumDOE research and nuclear weapons simulationNational Weather ServiceDOD code breakingNatl Science Foundation Researchers on NSF grants use theseUSDA BioInformaticsI suspect many others do in the big data era, particularly in Logistics.

U.S. Federal Budget: How can it be that the US government shuts down?

Because it's the law. The government cannot spend money without Congress's permission. If Congress refuses to give its permission by passing an appropriations bill or at least a stop-gap "continuing resolution," then no money may be spent.Note that this only applies to some kinds of spending. Most federal

Do Republicans favour a plutocracy over democracy?

Not Plutocracy, Meritocracy. The republican party supports treating all segments of the population: rich and poor, white or minority, politician or private citizen, based not on class but on merit. They want competence, responsible spending, reduced waste and no favoritism.

What is the most libertarian city in the U.S.?

Some good answers here: Houston, New Orleans, Manchester and Nashua NH, Las Vegas, and Nashville. Perhaps Alaska. Some of these are changing as people migrate from Blue States to Red States for employment or lower taxes in retirementGenerally stay away from Deep Blue Cities and States...the most controlling and repressive over personal lives.

Would the government disclose individuals on space technology and UFOs under oath or threat?

To give some background on what I mean - If the governments and certain private sector industries are in cahoots to keep the truth about the real current state of our technology and interplanetary travel capabilities from us, would they disclose a single person on request?I'm asking because there are such crazy

Does the U.S. government fake hurricanes?

Does the U.S. government fake hurricanes?I love this question as it brings to light all of the things that modern social media and algorithms can really do. Much like a few failed news broadcasts that show a reporter struggling in rising water, only to have the camera

Have we been visited by aliens? And if so, are they holding any sort of leverage on our governments?

There's no doubt what my opinion is to your first question if you've followed my comments on this subject here on Quora.So my answer once again is yes, based on my personal research and awareness of wide ranging forms of evidence over two decades, my personal conclusion is that we have been and still are visited by off

Is PBS controlled by the U.S. government in the same way that RT is controlled by the Russian government?

No. RT is federally controlled by the Russian government, and its content is carefully selected by the Russian government.PBS is a publicly owned channel that is primarily operated through local and state based stations. Their programming has nothing to do with the

Why the government isn't putting a ban on alcohol?

The U.S. government tried this in the 1930's and it was a massive disaster. Organized crime shot up like crazy with people like Al Capone making entire empires based on bootlegged alcohol. Tons of people died. It was super dangerous, the alcohol