January 23, 2011

The Material Explanation

As Technology empowers, the World will be overtaken by a single sovereign Authority, or erupt into a thousand sovereigns; the former ensured by a Monopoly on archdominant Technology, the latter by Mutually Assured Destruction, Invincible Defense, and Parity; ever stronger offense against ever stronger defense at ever lesser cost, but ever greater control.

We see this in history from the enlargement of States and the reduction of Great Powers, to the nuclear defense and the terrorist attack.

Perhaps Ideas, enabled by Communication and Revolution, work the same.

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