Originally Posted by axual
Too bad we can't get people like Steve Jobs in in government ... Steve would do the following:
1. Immediately eliminate a few big departments which do mostly nothing except employ government employees and pay their benefits, followed by eliminating most all of the waste.
2. Implement technology across the entire government that actually works making the government 40% more efficient.
Just how long are we going to borrow $1 of every $3 spent and how long are we going to keep spending like there is no tomorrow?
Summer 2019 : the « water party » candidate to the US Presidency (tea party follow up, even more aggressive republican sect (yes, it is possible ...)) announces Apple's dismantling in case he/she is elected. Steve Jobs is successfully (without any campaign, as the other candidates withdraw for him) designated as Democrat candidate to the election.
2020 : Apple reinvents the Presidency of the United States : Steve Jobs is elected president of the United States (reaching majority of votes in all states, including Texas), but insists for its salary to be one dollar / year only (first iPresident of the United States).
At that time, Steve's popularity is so great that most American people convert to Zen Buddhism, and are no longer interested in profit making. The National Riffle Association (NRA) turns itself into the National Reconciliation Association, and now promotes non-violence. Apple Stores throughout the world (even China agrees) are converted with little modifications into Zen Buddhist temples (the Logo stays, the tables and Apple products are removed, the Genius bar employees are trained to become spiritual advisors).
2030 : Apple reinvents the religion : after an outstanding carreer as a business man & a politician, Steve Jobs reaches the final (and probably the most successful) accomplishment of his life in being a religious leader. Flying all over the world with his Gulfstream, he preaches successfully Zen Buddhism during « spiritual keynotes », in a climate of religious fervor which cannot be described, and his exceptional charisma makes possible for him to convert very unlikely disciples (such as Arnold Schwarzenegger & Larry Ellison (who decides to give his entire fortune to charity funds, and to spend the rest of his life in the street of San Francisco as a beggar).
2031 : after a second unsuccessful liver transplant, Steve Jobs dies. Like Prometheus (who, according to ancient Greek Mythology, was condemned to have his liver forever destroyed and then regenerated, for having stolen the fire from the Olympus, and having given it to the human), Steve Jobs, after having given the Mac to the humans, therefore had similar destiny.
I, umrk, mere mortal, hereby testify in the front of Heaven that this is the true, complete and unaltered record of the prophecy that the Orbe of Time base wifi station transmitted to my iPad on the Patmos island (Sorry, no, I was unable to trace back the IP address of the sender ...). Let my three Macs be smashed at this very moment by celestial thunder if I lie !
May Heaven grant me to live long enough to see the fulfilment of this prophecy !!!!