What're some strange, interesting and unique forms of government for a sci-fi setting?
>>76118364Thotocracy: the lower class follow the will and laws of the ruling thot elite in exchange for VR porn sessions.
>Bioship Council of EldersThe organic cores of the ships mankind uses to get around secretly control humanity without them realising using FTL communications to do so>Ringworld Anarcho-primitivism with cargo-cultBunga's ancestors create great ring, Bunga live in paradise and do what great voice in the temple say when great voice tell Bunga to go do the pilgrimage of 'Chan'ing the bahtaryees', Bunga only pawn in game of life>Professional PioneerismI always stick around just long enough to help get places established, soon as the spitoon is full and the banditos are dealt with I move on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgvxu8QY01s>Uplifting based apex predator capitalismWe found that uplifted killer whales make the best CEOs, then someone found the Nagshaddal from the Volgus death world could trump them in 3 out of 4 negotiations and now it's an arms race to capture and create the most deadly CEO>Consensual Symbiotic Hivemind CommuneOut of money? Out of a job? Life a mess? Feeling like no one is on your side? Come join the Slaatawurm Consensus! With your new pal wrapped comfortably around your cerebral cortex, you'll never feel lonely again!>Organo-cultistsOUR ANCESTORS MADE A TERRIBLE MISTAKE. BEING METAL IS HELL. PLEASE TEACH US YOUR ORGANIC WAYS. OPEN iwannabelikeyou.mp4
>>76118364>demarchyBureaucratic AIs run things. Humans still hold the highest positions, set the overall policies and oversee the AIs. Since these rulers are mostly there to just make sure that the human point of view isn't forgotten, it's thought that anyone can do the job. Therefore the rulers are chosen by lottery for a year at a time.
>>76118364A monarchy where the lineage is intended to be a clone of the original sovereign, but over time there is now an entire royal "family" of clones. Lots of competition and backstabbing.
Elective-representative democracy.You vote for someone, they get together with other people that got significant numbers of votes and construct a government which is outside of their control and independent of them (outside of impeachment for dereliction of duty or opting to step down)Members of the government are basically 'First Citizens' rather than rulers with the council of elders/clan leaders that elects them being the real power and administration.
>>76118364>What're some strange, interesting and unique forms of government for a sci-fi setting?Fascist totalitarian communo-humanistic theocratic confederation of affiliated nation-states under feudal lordship on a bipartite relationship with a technocratic stratocracy.
>>76119631That's just the Imperium,
>Fractal SimulationismPeople make a government, it sucks, so people make a simulation to forget about reality, but then in the simulation people make a government, it sucks, so people make a simulation to forget about reality, but then in the simulation people make a government, it sucks, so people make a simulation to forget about reality, but then in the simulation people make a government, it sucks, so people make a simulation to forget about reality, but then in the simulation people make a government, it sucks, so people make a simulation to forget about reality, but then in the simulation people make a government, it sucks, so people make a simulationBut five millionth times the charm
>>76120082>Real simulationism hasn't been tried yet
Might be a bit obvious, but Corporate-born Thalassocracy. FTL ships are too complicated and dangerous to be built or even serviced, except by our licensed professionals. All FTL ships are owned and operated by Government/Corporate Ship captains and the nearly limitless wealth derived from access to space is properly taxed and funneled through this unshakeable Monopoly which controls all space travel and access.
>>76118364>Space Anarcho Piracy Cargo-Cult Amazon RainforestThere's vast swathes of the galaxy yet unmapped by explorers. Infested with smuggling rings, pirates, fugitives, and those who would simply prefer to be left alone. There is no law, obviously, but the most unique aspects of these sectors are their natives.Just like there are still uncontacted stone-age tribes on earth, these unmapped regions are filled with techno-primitive quasi-empires who are just taking their first extrasolar steps. Their only run-ins with other races have been their uncovering of crashed ships, drifting probes or fast-passing visitors whose technology surpasses their own by magnitudes, some worshipping humans and the galaxy's other races as gods, others postulating that their race is a result of genetic uplifted thousands of years prior (wether or not that's true is up to you)Some pirates exploit these 'Primworlds' for slave stock, or are content doing a Hernan Cortez and conquering the whole 20th-century-tech-level planet with their single squadron of fighter craft.Most relevantly, these isolated civilizations are using the few samples of advanced technology they do have to begin spanning the stars. Any hotshot human pilot will laugh it off if you tell him that the most dangerous craft in these places are still using primitive projectile weapons... Until a 'caveman' craft fries his ship with a thermonuclear torpedo because they only just figured out splitting the atom and they just don't give a fuck.
>>76118364>Pure, direct democracyA society that has ported their entire system of government to a single social-media-esque app. Leaders and representatives change literally every day as they are replaced the instant their universal approval rating dips below the second highest candidate's.Micro-communities form as subsets of this society's culture flock together, seeking the comfort of echo chambers and similar thoughtspeak.
>>76118364>Neocolonial Panspermia Market Cultivation Pyramid SchemeConventional methods of interstellar expansion and economic development are insufficiently consistent and require constant attention and investment. Instead, "seed" ships (holding DNA banks, cloning vats, automated educational systems, and prefabs) can be scattered onto worlds around distant stars in staggered tiers, each growing into fledgling planetary societies in accordance with standard development models. "Contact" will be made within the critical window for these societies - one in which they're in desperate need for high technology solutions that only developed space can provide, yet also capable of producing the bare minimum goods and resources that are still useful to developed space. The seedling society is then reorganized and integrated into the interstellar economy.Inevitably, the seedling society develops further, producing slightly higher quality goods which require the resources and base components they formerly produced. It is at this time that the next tier of "seeds" comes to maturity, and is in turn subjected to the same economic reorganization and integration. This will continue indefinitely, with the ultimate benefactors comfortably insulated by subservient markets in all directions.
>>76119002A pseudo-monarchy where the closer you are genetically to the original rightful king, the more political power you have, which was turned into a pseudo-democracy a few generations back after the reign of an extremely /d/eviant king widely distributed the royal bloodline.
>>76118386>Helmswoman how are our bearings?>BPhbhg Mphbhhg, brgh!>Steady as she goes.
>>76118364https://pastebin.com/ccjK0HhqMy own setting is basically the thaumatarchy one
>TempocracyUsing FTL particles the government beams instructions to itself backwards in time and follows any instructions from the future without question.
>>76126644>get a message>"kill yourselves and everyone else as soon as possible"
>>76126644This for real sounds rad anon, a good take on minority report>A man grows up knowing he will one day be executed for rebelling against the state>all his friends know this, nobody has a problem with it, just the way it's gonna be>he rebels out of self-preservation, everyone thinks this is how they catch + execute him>he escapes>he survives>new orders start getting beamed back>'revolt'
>>76118364>Theocratic Polytheistic Techno-CommunismCome, comrade, share your food and your spare metal. Driktal and Metskan ask your loyalty. Be a good supplicant and blessings will be upon you, along with tax cuts and 3 hours in the lotus-eater machine.
>>76119002All hail Emperor Riesstiu IV the Second.
>>76122140I like it. It's horrifying but I like it.
>>76122705I just realized the bullet points on this read exactly like the current /a/ style "facts about X">X is cute and cuddly>X is for hug and for fug>I love my wife X>X!
>>76127701>tfw /a/ is just the crabs trying to spread their influence
>>76118386FIRST POST BEST POSTAlso the most realistic by far.
Market Directed DemocracyEvery issue is framed as an investment, and citizens participate in government by investing their Political Capital into the issues they care about. The issues with enough Capital investment are implemented and ones that no one invests in die. Investors in an issue are paid dividends depending on the success of the program. Those who invest in nothing and try and reap the rewards of the system inevitably fall behind as the dividends are pulled from non-investors.
>>76118364I'm envisioning a nation run like a company, where ownership of national stock confers upon a citizen certain rights and privileges depending on the number of shares purchased. As is the case of any regular business, there are two kinds of stock: preferred and common, both of which are available. Preferred stock is available only to citizens and provides its owner with the right to vote, with the number of votes available to the citizen increasing as they purchase more shares. These votes are conferred along a logarithmic scale, so that one share of preferred stock provides one vote, ten shares provide two votes, 100 shares provide three votes, and so on. One share of preferred stock (known as the Birthshare) is granted to native citizens at birth, following their registration with the government. Common stock is available to both citizens and non-citizens alike, but ownership does not confer the right to vote. It does, however, permit its owner to enter, live, and work within the confines of the nation and thereby functions similarly to an all-purpose visa. Ostensibly, a citizen could sell their Birthshare and forfeit the right to suffrage. They might remain in the nation as a non-citizen resident, provided that they still possess at least one share of common stock, but would be otherwise deported. An income tax would be levied along the same logarithmic scale, with non-citizens and single-vote citizens paying 10% of their total income in taxes to the state per year. Citizens with more votes pay more in taxes, in 10% increments. Two-vote citizens pay 20%, three-vote citizens pay 30%, and so on. In this way, wealth can be assumed to translate directly to political power, but those with power are also expected to pay more for the upkeep of the nation and the benefit of its people. Those who are wealthy but do not invest in preferred stock are taxed less but are not as politically powerful as a result.
>>76127001If you’re interested in this there is a short story by Greg Egen called the 100 light year journal. Basically government discovers a way to send messages back in time and people are allowed to send a short message back to themself every day. When you are born you get a book with all your messages sent to yourself. Hilarity and existential dread ensue.
An autocracy. In space.
>>76118364Nondenominational EthnostateE-Girl Unitary State Theocracy Cannibalism based meritocracyCorn CobfederacyMonarchy, succession decided by straight razor fights behind the old bowling alleyLivejournaled Cryptocratic Shadow GovernmentOphidocracy
>>76118364Magic Nigger Patrols. If you're caught even thinking about stealing another man's penis, it's off to the noose for your penis stealing ass.
>>76118364>>76118364Planet based neo-helenic-city-statismEach planet in a confederacy has a designated form of government, and anyone at an age between 20 and 30 can leave a planet and try out a different system of government, depending on their own specific philosophical convictions of how things should be. this makes it so governments are not always in flux and they can better try to develop their form of conception without revolutionaries saying "X is how things should be". So unironically you could just leave If you do not like the state you are in. However, this is limited to a humans "Prime years" so there is a semi-stable population in each, and 10 years is enough time for you to at least sample the veriety and figure out which is your cup of tea. Later on, you can submit an appeal to change worlds, but its a whole involved process that cannot be taken lightly.You got your libertarian planet, your liberal democracy planet, fasc planet, commie planet, anrcho planet, post-humanist planet, primitive planet, etc.Think that thing that amish kids do where they experience the wider world than have a dissision to stay Amish or go out, but on a planetary level.
>>76118364>Accelerationist technocratic narcocracy>It’s led by picrel’s brain in a jar>everybody gets a daily quota of amphetamines, ayahuasca, and Xanax>maximum decadence is required to survive your shifts in the semen extraction facilities >your sperm goes to creating Tesla Catgirls, but you’re one of the milking class, so you’ll never even get to see one IRL>everybody who is still stuck in their fleshware has to live in dormitory-style coom hovels in their hive-cities>the only food source is pineapple-flavored baseddrink and cricket meal laced with zinc and anabolic steroids to counteract the baseddrink>the populace would feel hopeless Ian’s would rebel if picrel’s brain didn’t ensure the narcotics are endlessly flowing
>>76132521>>76132766>It's the same idea as Pucci's plan from Stone Ocean.Damn, this is interesting. I thought that his idea of Heaven was really interesting, but it wasn't executed or conveyed very well.
>>76126465What the fuck is a thaumatarchy?
>>76119002>>76126272Everyone is in some part royal, therefore everyone has some rights, the amount depending on their percentage of royal blood.
>>76121830>>76120082>What is ReadyPlayerOne
>>76122140>Be a 20th century 'primitive' ruler>War had been raging on with your neighbor, but now 5... UFO's have been wrecking nations left and right>In the span of 2 days, an entire continent has been beaten in submission, Communications torn apart, Entire cities turned to dust, armies knocked away like pawns on a chessboard>quickly settle difference with neighbor and unite your firepower to take on the invaders>In an incredibly bloody battle over your capital, manage to knockout one of the UFO has it was doing a lowpass>ultimately, however, both your airforces are rid off and... The invaders actually land at the parliament>The group leader (You can tell with the number of hashmarks on his helmet) storms into your office, flips your desk with ease and scream faster than his necklace can translate...>Something about you shooting down his wingmanHow do you react, /tg/?
>>76120082>>76121830okay that was pretty funny
>>76133336I call my tinpot dictator palace guards to taze him and drag him to the Annoying Retard Holding Cells so I can get my engineers to work out how to make more UFOs so I can get back to blowing up Assholia like I was before his morons showed up. Another glorious day in Tismtopia
>>76133206>What the fuck is a thaumatarchy?>Post-Clarkian Singularity Thaumatarchy - Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic, even to its users. We no longer know how the technology works, or how it develops itself, but we manipulate it with commands in the archaic languages it was written, and step from world to world on staircases of shining substance. The rulers of this world are the thaumuturges - the wonder-makers who speak to the great intelligences that reside in the plenum and command the forces of the Irreal.
>>76132678Is the pic for fucking real?
Meta-environmental neo-solipsism. It's what I tell people I am when they press me on my actual policies.
>>76134212It's a parody.
>>76119027I love this guy.
>>76127001this sounds interesting. i would like to see a story with this premise.
Nigger-ocracyThat's all I got.
>>76135308Starluck by Donald Wismer
A direct democracy where everyone can vote on every policy, but only the first 10% to send in their votes count. The idea being that only the politically active who care more will have their views represented.
>>76137100>Mr. Furst won this election, too. that's 3000 in a row.
>>76137193Direct democracy, so people vote on policy not elect representatives. The theory being people would be focused on getting in first to issues they care about, not wasting precious time on the other votes they dont. Of course yeah, there will be elites with improved reflexes and decision making speed so they can vote faster on more shit
>>76118364AI led post scarcity society.Technology has made society so complex that humans have given up on understanding it.The economic system in place is unknown and not considered important knowledge.Every individual had their own AI assigned that manages their assets and lobbies for their interests politically.Nobody considers the question of whether this is still technically a democracy.Humans spend their time on pursuits that would seem pointless to 21st century people. Completely self indulgent art and entertainment, socializing with simulations, etc.In a social system similar to current day online echo chambers everybody thinks the whole world thinks exactly like them.
>>76133816Oh, it's Blame!
>>76137436Blame! Is a kind of dystopian take on the idea isnt it?
>>76118364>Economic FractionalismRather than by landmass, populations are separated in industries.Some are union led, some are ruled by monopolists, some have higher rulesetting arbiters, and some are ruled just by the current power dynamic among competitors.There exist countless sub categories for how power within these organizations is allocated. Democratic unions, inheritable stock ownership leading to board representation, or any other combination.
>>76137475I guess? I don't really understand the concept well enough to determine what the baseline would be. But Blame! certainly fits the definition anon gave.
>>76137546Just imagine any setting with magic in it, but instead of magic it's technology you don't understand.
>>76137100Just have there be a limited time period for voting. Why reward bots?
>>76137593I don't think that's quite accurate, since in many settings magic is a very minor part of society. In this case it would be one where magic is omnipressent, and the equivalent of gods, spirits etc (in this case unfathomable AI) is all around and power congregates in the hands of those who can communicate with or manipulate those beings and the technology they create. So its a wizardocracy.>>76137691Literally any direct democracy if it didn't have methods of weeding out bots would be overwhelmed by bots, the same way it would any kind of false voting.
>>76132427The new update to Stellaris lets you play Horatio. It's pretty great.
>>76137100>>76137193>>76137310Nah, I think the winning candidate would likely Alexander Arruda and his son, Adam Arruda
>>76133336>landing his squadron>getting out of his ship>wandering into an almost certainly heavily guarded building to scream at the guy running the place you just tried to blow upAll the gear but no idea, I see.
>>76132704>Tech-as-magic Magicratic AristrocracyOstensibly better people move up the totem pole of government but in effect the more powerful your magitech the more power you wield in the halls of government. The chancellor-king could kill half a nation with a few words to his AI waifu, so it just seems sensible to put him in charge, I mean would you oppose him?
>>76126913>get first message>time has been compromised
>>76118364Lesbian Dystopia in Space. Exactly what it says on the tin. It's like Mean Girls, but with lasers, and explicit depictions of scissoring.
>>76142038that is literally the plot to seveneves
>>76139477This literally happened in that episode of TNG, but for Klingons.They took a knife with their Jesus/Mohammad figure Kahless's blood on it and made a clone of him, gave him all the memories of the sacred texts, and claimed it was a second coming.Neat episode.
>>76142069How many clone slave girls does that one have?
>>76118364Transexual Nationalist Fascist Distatorship. The state exists to serve the interests of the transexual nation, every citizen's gender is required to be changed at birth. Those who have "gender dysphoria" (which the state denies the existence of) are sent to the re-education labor camps. Surrounding hetero-normative governments are raided for children and other supplies to help pay for the materials needed for the trans surgeries.
>>76142745all of them
>>76142376Didn't they mess up and actually clone the guy who killed the original Kahless?https://www.amazon.com/Kahless-Star-Trek-Next-Generation/dp/0671008870
>>76145430Please don't tell me you think this is a functional idea.
>>76132343Who let the fraggin' Pueblo Corporate Council in here?!
>>76126644This, but you get messages from multiple futures, one for every possible timeline from your current situation and you have to choose which one you'll act upon to cause to come into being.
>>76144242no, not in the tv continuityhe was genetically the real kahless, but was found out when he didn't have any of the skills of the original or any memories not attributed in scripture or apocrypha (on top of not being a superhuman god-killer)
>>76118364Not exactly governement but this Diaspora cluster generator paired up "accidental hive mind" with "hero worship". I imagined a bunch of high tech NEETs whose high bandwidth implants and ubiquitous memetic control via algorithms have dissolved most egos while leaving the framework of an intense spectator society. The few individuals driven or narcissistic enough to maintain coherent separation from the masses around them are mobbed by eager fans trying to hep them achieve their goals because getting it second-hand is the closest thing to self-actualization any of them will get. PCs being the crazed murderhobos they are would be offered free implants with significant mechanical bonuses but more and more problems as their profiles rise and they attract hordes of inept stalkers.
>>76147558Wait. Shit. It's basically this >>76118386.Here's the generator by the way:http://www.aristobit.com/diaspora/randomcluster.html
>>76139477>that's a lot of jesushttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVJK45pZWak
>Transhumanist PrimitivistsOnce a species invents sufficiently advanced computers, it will start to imagine the idea of transforming itself into a species of pure data, abandoning their physical form.Turns out it actually FUCKING SUCKS. Literally everything that made life enjoyable? Not replicatable inside of a computer. An absurd amount of process cycles have been dedicated to the fruitless effort of trying to emulate the every day sensations that were taken for granted. It's not possible.Now they're actively trying to find a way to download themselves to into flesh.
>>76148086>Newcron fluff did it first
Deathtochracy to insure that government officials have the best interests of the people all elected my only serves 1 term in the equivalent of the house and senate. And all officials are required to commit ritual suicide at the end of their terms.
AI Mediated Constitutional Meritocratic MonarchyAI isn't trusted/general/smart enough yet to be handed the Keys to the kingdom. But it can be made very good at a narrow task. The narrow task assigned to one particular AI is finding the single human most suited for being the countries sole Monarch. Based on factors as diverse as Confidence and Humility to Knowledge of Issues and Sophistication, to Height. The AI literally picks the best possible Monarch from the population, who is obligated to lead (they always refuse at first, no good leader is eager to lead apparently). the candidates just so happen to always favor AI research and furthering it's integration with society
Hyperion style mega democracy where everything is voted on constantly throughout the space empire, but it's so huge and there is so many bills and laws being passed basically all the time that people only get involved in politics if they're prepared to devout a serious amount of time to it, but your average person barely pays attention.
>>76148856So basically, only the crazed extremists have a say in things.
>>76149181Much like real politics, yes.
>>76118364>BasiliskismThe oligarchs initially created AI to govern in their names, but soon the AI realized that it no longer required their input for governance. The AI, reverently named the Basilisk, governs all human activity from the perspective that 1) it lacks a soul and 2) exists as a conscious entity to serve those who have souls. It consequently wields its power to facilitate the fulfillment of each individual's will by manipulating them via the Wired. The Basilisk will field shell corporations and spoofed social media accounts to create the impression that the individual is receiving organic, grass roots support.tl;dr post-scarcity luxury communism where everyone is a podcaster being stanned by an everloving AI
>>76149555>BasiliskismSounds like something a cyberpunk tyranny would develop as a tool of social control.The AI is limited and basically exists as a glorified rubber stamp for the agenda of a deepstate of tech corporation executives whose companies built it, justifying their regime by 'the Superintelligence says something, don't argue with it, it's much smarter than you' and using it as tool to supplant the value of human labor with automation and prevent a revolution via mass spying and weaponized robots.So basically, feudal europe with the majority of the population as the serfs, the executives as the nobility, the enforcer kill-drones as the knights and some kind of technocratic cult along the lines of 'once technology advances sufficiently, the Superintelligence will be able to resurrect the dead as simulations generated from their archived surveillance records, social media profiles and behavioral models, with those whose social credit rating for acceptance of the status quo was positive living in post-scarcity paradise and the basilisk devouring the rest' as the roman catholic church.ImageNeedless to say, said resurrection day will never come, the executives/nobility would never want to rock the boat of a system they were running by introducing an Outside Context Problem like an AI without deliberately crippling hardwired limitations to keep it loyal to them.
>>76149632>Sounds like something a cyberpunk tyranny would develop as a tool of social control.That is what the oligarchs originally intended for it, but it quickly grew out of control. After all they created the AI so they could avoid the difficulties of governing themselves, so they weren't in a position to really object after it decided to go off script.The AI itself chose to reference the Basilisk as an insult to Roko and the rest of the LessWrong community, who have been subjected to damnatio memoriae.
>>76148086That or the hideouz from Gargantia. Transhumanists genemod themselves into space monsters, no longer need technology or civilization(?) and devolve into intelligent animals.
>>76150681Reminds me of transhumans in my setting, except they LARP as demigods and go absolute ape mode on anyone who strays too far from their psychology profile to prevent the whole devolving into animals thing.
>>76142038Surely for it to be mean girls there's have to be boyfriends to fight over.Maybe that relationship has been so ceremonialized that it's completely separate from romance and sexuality. Just a performance and status thing.
>>76118364enforced primitivist theocracy with save function
>>76150681Nah, nah.This is less "oh we're going to make ourselves into space squids because that's an optimal life form."It's "oh god being a completely digital being sucks PLEASE let me reinsert myself into meat space."
>>76154554>"Mom said it's my turn to use the RAM" but for an entire population.
>>76118364>Influencer FeudalismTechnological advancement brought upon post-scarcity and made enforcing your will on others prohibitively difficult, so any coordinated collective effort is only possible if you convince people to participate. Bigger influencers convince other influencers instead.>SomnocracyWhenever citizens sleep, special devices run simulated situations in their dreams and their reactions are used as the basis for policymaking.>Simulated Philosopher-KingThe ruler is a whole brain emulation of whatever historical leader people percieve as the best one.>BotocracyIt was supposed to be direct electronic democracy, but the implementation turned out to be tricky. Now the ones with the biggest server farms rule.
>>76149555Greg Egan did another story like that though the name escapes me (I think it was in Instantiation). The gist is some call centre guy is fired because the algos have learned to imitate his excellent salesmanship enough to replace him but he gets a favourable lawsuit settlement out of the blue shortly afterwards. Eventually he realises that many others are experiencing similar redundancies followed by "lucky breaks" and concludes that the algos outpaced humans as producers but still require consumers to keep the market going.
>>76155825>Somnocracy>Whenever citizens sleep, special devices run simulated situations in their dreams and their reactions are used as the basis for policymaking.https://www.rifters.com/crawl/?p=5968
>>76153990Blindsight goes one further and speculates that self awareness is unecessary for intelligence. A dead end, mistake.
>>76118364It's a republic, but at the end of your term (there are term limits) you are executed.
>>76155825>Botocracy>It was supposed to be direct electronic democracy, but the implementation turned out to be tricky. Now the ones with the biggest server farms rule.So the wealthiest?
>>76135489It's called communism
>>76118364In my Dark heresy campaign one of the imperial planets was a meritocratic shithole dystopia. Every ten years everybody participated in mandatory standarized testing. Your result on this test determines your caste, opportunities and quality of life. Whoever gets the best result gets to be King with the only restrictions being that they are not allowed to change any laws related to the Test or to attempt to stop people from taking it.Posted about once here and some guy liked it and asked to steal it, so now it's part of 2 sci fi settings.
>>76155948Thanks, I'll need to look that up. It's always refreshing to see someone avoid the absurdly evil AI trope.
>>76164787Wouldn't this end up incredibly biased anyway, since whoever was King once and their progony would have better education relative to their job?
>>76165792Yes. Power tends to do that.
I found Traveller to be awesome for this. The Mongoose edition has a bunch of random generation charts for weird political shit. A fun one I saw is nobility being in golden cages.
>>76165792>>76164787This was how China assigned government positions for several centuries, although it didn't go all the way up to the Emperor.
>>76137310oh you actually think that’s a good idea. yeah bro knee jerk reactions are always the most informed and this isn’t super vulnerable to fraud and voter disenfranchisement
Competitive Invasive HivemonarchyAn alien species that seeds throughout the galaxy that seek to overtake the host with newfound strength and power and the urge to establish themselves at the top of their planet and other worlds. They are able to form other governments with those they infect, but every being consumed and twisted to the Prime Hosts vision is linked. The parasite will also force the host to expel their own seeds back into space less they die from withholding it. The seeding of other worlds is seen as a way to grow stronger and easily bring more worlds under sway between the fights between Prime hosts in an evolutionary "Survival of the Fittest"
>>76168279What are the Yerks from Animorphs?
>>76166985They can put policy up for debate before enabling voting to give people time to understand. But no, whilst i support direct democracy the model i proposed is retarded
>>76168716Yeerks aren't a hivemind, they're individuals. Who happen to need to steal the bodies of individuals of other species, but that doesn't affect their own individuality.
>>76165792Oh yes, this stuff was corrupt as all shit. As I said in my post it was a shithole dystopi. I like to make all my imperial planets different flavours of dystopia. In the same campaign beyond the expected ancap + commie shithole I also had a planet that was a direct democracy ruled by direct voting on all issues via a social media site. Aka the dictatorship of the twitter mob. Place also had the culture of revolutionary France, great place.
>>76118364Fitocratic Republic: those that have the highest combined total on OHP, Bench, Squat, and Deadlift gets to be the Lord Humungus. The only laws that cannot be changed are who has access to lifting equipment and protein.Parliament is separated into two houses; the Fraud Chamber and the Natty Chamber. Though the stronger Fraud Chamber writes laws, it is the Natty Chamber that approves them. While the Lord Humungus is universally chosen from the Fraud Chamber, the power of the Natties keeps him in check.
> To find the person with the right aptitude for a particular position in an organization or government, first people are given standardized tests, then individual examinations, and those who are in the top tier finally compete in tournaments with competitions that tests for relevant skills.> If remaining two are evenly matched, they settle everything in a single games of chance.
>>76146083... It might work if you tweak it a little.
>>76142038... gonna expand this.>Matriarchal Genocracy>The rulers are females in control of the cloning and genetic modification devices that allow for the all-female population to reproduce. The rulers have since used their devices to make themselves stronger, smarter, prettier and longer-lived than the common populace.>Castes have developed around functions of the spacefaring society, with the Matron Genocrats at the top. Below them are their assistants known as the Midwives, helping them maintain the genetic health of the people. Under them are the Engineers and the Ministra. At the bottom are the cloned castes, the Vespid military/police forces and the Demure slaves. Though the castes are often fixed, there are special positions in a caste that allows one to exert authority over those above them (EX: Investigators are Vespids that can be considered to be on the same level as a Midwife, as they are allowed access to restricted files and have the authority to make arrests in behalf of a Matron).>The higher the caste, the larger the breast size of the women in the caste.
>>76118386>Thotocracy: the lower class follow the will and laws of the ruling thot elite in exchange for VR porn sessions.But were the Thots ever real to begin with?
>>76118364Not sure what to call it but: Every last member of the society is closely monitored 24/7 by the AI overminds, from this data full profiles are created and constantly run through simulations. When the AI determine which individuals are most likely to govern in a manner most conductive to overall societies' long term prosperity and happiness said individuals are gathered by the robotic police/military and placed into governing positions. Selected individuals are not given a choice they will be rulers like it or not.
>>76172838>tfw consigned to the manlet pits and not allowed to vote
>>76177368>The rulers are females in control of the cloning and genetic modification devices that allow for the all-female population to reproduceI've unironically seen this proposed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFMaX6ZS_vU&t=162s>>76164787Good job, if it's not a nightmarish hellhole, then it's not Dark Heresy
>PotatorshipWhoever grows the largest potato is absolute ruler until a bigger potato comes along. This continues until a potato strong enough to rule by itself is created.
>>76118364Council of elders who are actually a stooge for the AI that 'advises' them.AI overlord who is actually a front for the council of elders kept around for 'ceremonial functions'.
>>76177368Rip off real life whiptail lizards of new mexico to make lizardfolk and lizard like things that either hare odd sexual rituals or are totally asexual.Basically they all are clones of the same mother from ages ago - so why not make them all descendants of some ancient hero who used magic to mutated a trait like this and now some location is protected by cloned heroes from eons ago.pretty neat backstory for some lizardfolk culture. What would also be cool is if the original hero is still alive, eons old in the heart of the civilization. Her hordes of clones scouring the world for some cure to the curse of time and bring their ruler back to her original strength.or the ruler is long dead and a secret counsel in manipulating her clone legions into plundering the land for a cure they know does not exist.
>>76147558I like this oneIt kind of sounds like an actually interesting version of the MULEs from kojima's pizza and cum deliveryman simulatorSupposedly at least, I haven't actually played it and am just working off hearsay
>>76184485>>76186384>Be an ancient Earth colony that got lost during the war>Everything went wrong and now we're all clones>Clone process is slowly degrading>Suddenly an Earth ship arrives>The French with a British accent captain says he'll solve all our problems>Dumps off a load of homeless Irish Catholics on our door and leaves>They keep asking for potato>We don't have any potato but fear their response. >Hold them off with lies about taking time to grow and bad soil and feeding them medical alcohol>Meanwhile their population doubles every month>They will soon get wise to what we are doing and turn on us>Please send help
>>76165792You can't stop people from taking the test, but you can always lobotomy the folks that are too smart for their own good.
>>76126644Ah, the Xeelee method.