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    Your self-driving car will inevitably have an NSA-style software backdoor built into it, allowing it to be remotely controlled by agents of the state. The declared reason for this will be to prevent it from being used for crime or...
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    When the Great Acceleration stops, my guess is that the oligarchy will ossify into a nobility, and eventually a monarchical-system-in-all-but-name, within a century at most. I think this depends upon whether we get a hard or a soft landing. If...
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