Without a ‘world government’ technology will destroy us, says Stephen Hawking.
He suggests that "some form of world government” could be ideal for the job, but would itself create more problems. It might become a tyranny," he added.
Are we there yet?
It was once foretold that there would come a time when world leaders "one thought" would be to give up their sovereignty in favor of a centralized global government. Those who do not join would not be able to buy, sell or trade. It would be supported by a world-wide "False Prophet", lying media. Tragically that new pseudo-government would suddenly receive a "Death Stroke". However all would be amazed as it would miraculously be revitalized, stronger than ever.
Facing populist assault, global elites regroup in Davos...
Originally published January 20, 2019
How times have changed.
For most of the past quarter century, the worldview symbolized by the World Economic Forum — of ever-freer world trade and closer ties between countries — had dominated. Then came a backlash from Americans and Europeans whose jobs were threatened by low-wage competition from countries like China and who felt alienated at home by wealth inequality and immigration.
The Davos confab has always been vulnerable to snark: hedge fund billionaires flying into Davos in fuel-guzzling private jets to discuss the threat of climate change; millionaire CEOs discussing inequality while downing cocktails; endless conversations between people who describe themselves as “thought leaders.”
WEF membership starts at 60,000 Swiss francs ($60,259) and rises up to the “Strategic Partner” level at 600,000 ($602,605). Getting into the Davos event requires an invitation and an extra fee, which WEF spokesman Oliver Cann said is 27,000 francs ($27,117) per person.
That’s just for corporate chieftains. Civil society, non-governmental groups, U.N. leaders and governmental officials don’t pay: They get in free.
Even with some key Western leaders missing, organizers say a record 300 government ministers and nearly 60 heads of state or government including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan will attend.
Edited by Rogerdodger, 20 January 2019 - 11:47 AM.