Illustration Susanne Gold/ Text Jörg Puma
Many democratic nation states were unable to bridge the centrifugal forces between the different values of their increasingly demanding fellow citizens. Classic popular parties with this claim, such as the former SPD or the formerly glorious French Socialists, sank into insignificance, while new “special interest parties” found lasting approval. The core of these new parties was a coherent concept of values and life for increasingly self-contained subgroups of the population.
The basis for this trend was the increasing subjective everyday differentiation of the media world. In retrospect, studies have shown that digitalisation has essentially led to sub-groups increasingly building up their own ethnographically complex media world, which increasingly led to the rejection of the ideas of other population groups. When these new parties were able to establish stable transnational alliances, there was a carve-out of sections of the population from the nation states, who joined forces with like-minded people in other countries.
Thus, the first to emerge in the south of the former Federal Republic of Germany, together with parts of Switzerland, a large part of Austria and South Tyrol, was an Alpine monarchy with a royal seat in Vienna, secondary residences in Munich and South Tyrol and the winter residence in Switzerland.
For them, the values of home, family and security were important. The ducat was introduced as an amazingly inflation-resistant currency. In principle, the inhabitants were hospitable to strangers – as long as these strangers went home after their Alpine holidays. A large part of the former North Rhine-Westphalia, on the other hand, together with part of Belgium and France, became a Muslim caliphate, where moral values, respect for authority and gender segregation were practiced in schools and universities.
In the big cities, a majority of the population joined together to form an intellectually potent state of globalists.
They founded a – naturally global – virtual government based in Silicon Valley, Hong Kong and Amsterdam, their main currency being non-governmental crypto-currencies. Their rainbow-colored national flag, which is characterized by the basic values of freedom, human dignity and education, is flown every year on the original Christopher Street Day.
In contrast, the naturalists, who were also educationally oriented but particularly health-oriented, organized themselves quite differently in their search for the good life.
After the bitter dispute over the construction of the final 7G network, which was fiercely contested by many due to arson attacks on radio masts, they left their respective nation states. They mostly lived in the countryside and built up an ecological barter economy.
They were particularly successful in supporting the spiritual development of their fellow citizens, which also led to their own values, especially in the application of technology. They generally rejected vaccinations, as well as 7G radio technology for coordinating care robots or brain implants against dementia.
These new international communities of values thus offer in the year 2121 a better integration of the values and living environment of the citizens compared to the former nation states and coordinate in particular family policy (multi-woman marriage in the caliphate, traditional family in the Alpine monarchy, LGBT-tolerant among the globalists), the home and leisure ministry, religion and culture as well as work and local economy.
Every citizen has the option of voting for his or her own community of values at the age of 18. And to confirm or change every 10 years. Unfortunately, there is still no agreement between the caliphates and the globalists on whether women should also be granted this right to vote.
So while, in summary, integration in their own reference bubble with homogeneous values became easier, the mechanisms for coordinating global coordination became more complex and also more important. A world government developed, based on the increasing problems of climate and environmental problems.