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If you want a glimpse of the probable future check out the books Neuromancer, Virtual Light and Idoru by SF author William Gibson.
Re: There's still clear and present danger in AIs. -- Ihavenoname Post Reply Top of thread Forum

Posted by: LateForLunch

12/03/2022, 21:55:54

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He foresees a world of savagery equivalent to the ancient world (a blatant plutocracy) where anyone who is not "connected" is trampled underfoot, either by the government, organized crime, corporations or a combination of the three.

Remember free representative constitutional republics (like the Roman Republic) are rarities through human history. The default form of governance has always been plutocracy in one form or another.

Machiavelli understood this all too well. He was not a fascist - the Prince was a satire based largely on the Borgia dynasty - an exploration of how to exercise dominion in the worst possible way.

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