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Here's my fantasy, of the moment...
Clearly, we aren't very good at organizing our affairs so that the maximum amount of people enjoy the best possible life.
Perhaps it's time to redirect our efforts away from Utopian political projects (or really, any political project) and towards a universal command and control matrix.
The filmed version of this story made the choice quite clear: you (humanity) have nuclear weapons and nascent space flight, this makes you a potential future problem for the rest of us. So, either calm down and straighten up or we'll destroy you â€“ a sort of preemptive interstellar unilateralism.
As far as I know, there aren't any extraterrestrials hovering about, waiting to give us valuable lessons backed up with a friendly smile and the threat of annihilation (which, as mind focusing incentives go, surely has a lot going for it).
So it's up to us.
Perhaps a global collaborative effort to fashion strong artificial intelligence is in order. I suggest the creation of a new United Nations office: the International Artificial Intelligence Perfection Agency or IAIPA.
IAIPA's mission would be to shepherd our replacements (at the managerial level) into existence.
Even if this proved to be a failure (and even though this is a fantasy, I suspect it would), perhaps new methods of global cooperation would result.