Got some more bad news.
I was a fully time research scientist, so your still at risk of being ruled by my good self. Common sense and my posting record should persuade you that is an inherently bad idea.
I know several research scientists and I would MUCH rather be ruled by them, ruled as in legalistically ruled, than by the current garniture.
That said, I would not be ruled by you, I would be ruled by The People as in a Democratic Republic and by the numbers that you would produce that would form the decisional basis for the self rule of The People. There is a big difference between just being a "cog in the machine" and being the "head honcho," right? Now I don't like the concept of there ever being cogs in the machine of people any more than you do but it is necessary in this day and age, see my post.
Of course corruption is very much possible in this system, corruption that is in part compatable, in part will have to happen, but so is the current system corruptible and corrupt and no one complains... so loudly as so the politicians would actually be obliged to do something really significant with it. The Checks and Balances the Control of the People, the Market, all of this DOES NOT WORK, or rather, does not work ANYMORE. Get over it.
It is still better than anything that we ever had before, granted, and even the beginnings of the NWO will be better than anything we had before in turn, but that does not mean we just have to fell in praises and stop thinking, as the Ancient Greeks liked, to about "which things should change?" It is, in short, not working compared to what we could have if we invested a bit of efford and open mind into these things. No less and certainly no more. Politics is not everything. We just have to make sure politics does not kill us, and now ew are threatened by just that by the system breakdown crysis. The solution must be a new one (since old situations are past and with them old solutions), and the scientific-democratic technocratic republic based in part on ZTM ideas, part on their common sense modifications (assume that all people are crooks in potential) is the best bet IMO, in this high tech day and age and for the near future.
This I call "out globalizing the globalists."