Author Topic: Better living through social engineering  (Read 828 times)

Offline zarus tathra

Better living through social engineering
« on: August 12, 2013, 03:52:42 PM »
Okay, AF, let's figure out our ideal society.

Format: A basic term, or vague idea, followed by quantification by measurable factors.

If we were designing a software system, it would look like this:

Quote from: "example"
Reliability

99.999% uptime

1.4 second mean response time
Responses of greater than 2.5s represent <1% of requests

That's for a fairly simple, mechanistic, non-political example.

How about this:

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Social Stability

Less than 45% of population under 20. You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

Birthrate at 95-115% of replacement.

Working population >60%

High literacy
?"Belief is always most desired, most pressingly needed, when there is a lack of will." -Friedrich Nietzsche

Ideals are imperfect. Morals are self-serving.

Offline Colanth

Re: Better living through social engineering
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2013, 11:57:01 AM »
Add - species that's fairly non-combative and fairly cooperative - like cows.  Humans just don't work too well in society.
Afflicting the comfortable for 70 years.
Science builds skyscrapers, faith flies planes into them.

Offline zarus tathra

Re: Better living through social engineering
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2013, 11:58:44 AM »
Define cooperation. Everybody has a different definition of cooperation.
?"Belief is always most desired, most pressingly needed, when there is a lack of will." -Friedrich Nietzsche

Ideals are imperfect. Morals are self-serving.

Offline Plu

Re: Better living through social engineering
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2013, 12:43:07 PM »
If I were to make a society where all the members agreed it was the ideal society, I would probably get really lonely after a while.
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