Google is one of the most profitable and leading technology companies in the world and this could help explain why some individuals want the company's executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, to also run America as its CEO.
Justine Tunney, co-founder of the protest movement Occupy Wall Street and now software engineer at Google, wants the U.S. to be led by Schmidt. Tunney, a self-described "champagne tranarchist," made a petition via the White House website urging U.S. President Barack Obama to step down and appoint Eric Schmidt as "CEO of America."
"The Washington regime has become incompetent over the years. It is no longer able to face the difficult challenges that lay ahead. I think it's time for a peaceful change," Tunney wrote. "It's time for the U.S. Regime to politely take its exit from history and do what's best for America. The tech industry can offer us good governance and prevent further American decline."
Her petition, which has so far received only 19 signatures out of the needed 100,000 needed by April 18 to receive a response from the White House, urged the President to call a national referendum so the public can decide on her proposed changes to the country and the government.
"I implore you to call a national referendum to do the following:
1. Retire all government employees with full pensions.
2. Transfer administrative authority to the tech industry.
3. Appoint Eric Schmidt CEO of America."
Tunney said she believes that Schmidt is capable of leading the U.S. government just as he was able to lead Google competently.
"It's because I'm a Googler, I'm familiar with Eric Schmidt being very good at running a successful organisation. He was responsible for building Google, which is a benevolent corporation that's making the world a better place," Tunney said. "If he can do it for Google, maybe he can do it for government. What we need to see is a regime change. Right now our government is being controlled by just one industry - the legal profession. All the politicians in our government, except three engineers, are lawyers."
Tunney, nonetheless, acknowledged it is unlikely that Obama will step down and concede to her petition. "I'm not delusional enough to think that Obama is going to concede to the demands of an internet petition," Tunney said. "I'm fully cognizant of the fact that politicians don't care what we think, but I think we can raise awareness of radical solutions, the possibility of a regime change and peaceful transfer of power to good corporations that can bring us in to the future."