Monday, 3 October 2016

Improving Nilkawt into Perpetuity

Twaklinomical members of The Most Reasonable Company of Simplifiers are continuing to simplify Nilkawtian state enterprises.  This is reflected in the currently very well balanced government budget.

Nilkawt has long had an excellent economy.  To ensure it remains that way, tender processes have been considerably improved over the past few months.  This has been achieved through the collaborative efforts of The Most Reasonable Company of Simplifiers and the Twaklinton Academy of Science, Technology and Engineering.

Robots known as automatons are now employed in the provision of factual information through this embassy at all hours of the day and night, on every day of the year.  There is, therefore, no longer a need for the grand closing ceremonies and grand opening ceremonies.  Nor is there any longer any necessity to employ rude, lazy and ill-informed reception staff.

Automatons are also employed in other government facilities where people mainly go in search of advice and assistance.  Factual information is most easily and reliably supplied by relatively infallible machines.

In view of this, the Nilkawtians themselves now have a much more efficient economy, and no worries about taking time off for public holidays, weekends, early morning walks in the countryside, health appointments, lunchtime picnics in the parks, birthday parties and leisurely evening promenades.

The use of robots and foreigners for menial tasks and repetitive intellectual work has meant that the Nilkawtians themselves can spend their time much more creatively.  They improve their dwellings and communities.  They spend time gardening and cooking.  They develop their skills as arts practitioners.  They become knowledgeable about many aspects of life.

Unfortunately, automatons and other robots and machines are constitutionally unable to become Nilkawtian government ministers.  Fortunately, nor are foreigners.

Last Friday was election day.  The names of the new government ministers were revealed that evening to the assembled dignitaries in the Thrown Room of Palazzo Twaklinilkawt in Twaklinton.  When the results became known, there were concerns that the voting machine had been hacked.  Senior staff members of the Twaklinton Academy of Science, Technology and Engineering have spent all weekend investigating the matter.

The latest news is that the trustees of the Twaklinomatical College of Mathematical Automation have been called in to offer assistance.  The trustees have a duty to improve Nlikawt into perpetuity through the compassionate use of equations.