Future cities will have leaders literally going against each other by playing mundane competitions like chess to win territory they want to claim.
Once world peace is achieved there will be a renaissance of culture. Societies will prosper and emerge like never before. Forget the one world government that people often regard as the dystopian future and try to imagine hundreds of thousands of city like countries of every kind. Don’t like GMO? There’s a city for that. Don’t like plastic? There’s a city for that. Hate cars, computers, money, beer, or drug laws? A city country for each one. Cities that will have workers, cities that will have unemployed socialists. Cities that will have elite gamers, elite athletes, or exclusively people with PHDs. Forget jails, we have a city these people will function in while they can attempt to be the toughest person enclosed in a city that understands their issues because everyone there has the same problem. even if all you aspire for is living in a forest gathering fruit, there will be a city for that.
Not every city will be the same. Many will be small towns, the big cities will not be much different from the ones of today, and offer plenty of diversity.
The way this will work is for each city country to still be financially dependent on one another. No city will have the resources for independence, but still have the right to the land, the right for any law to be enacted and the ability to enforce anything within its borders. The government that operates above these city levels will require massive organization. Almost superhuman organization to keep up with the constantly changing rules, leaders, and borders of our future human paradise. We will no longer see beggers on the streets, but rather sent away to a country that is expert in helping turn them into workers or just socialist.
government will still have control over all the resources. if deemed necessary, the gov will notify all cities weeks in advance of dates that it will shut the lights off to everything but emergency services. Not the power, just the lights – as an Internet of things based technology structure would allow for that. And with this power, no city will ever miss a celestial event ever again. Our God given rights will be protected and our duties as citizens will be protected. It will be as if we can have our cake and eat it too.
this will mark a new era in human history. An era where peace and prosperity is found everywhere on the planet, and our resources are treated as a single whole planet. No one owns the earth, and everyone owns it at the same time. It will be a time when humanity has finally matured and can handle all the problems we create.