Originally Posted by Kews1
It really depends on what your trying to achieve
Try and get to be a Type 1 Civilization.
I like Neil deGrasse Tyson ideas for space exploration, but there are probably more qualified people to do the job.
I'd mostly want people that can focus on new energy, exploration, and education.
More importantly though than picking people to rule, is to remove the influence of money on the rulers. Lobbyists and political backscratching have to go, or at least several steps removed from influencing policy makers.