100 years ago, collectivization and centralization were necessary and useful.
Back then, it took a lot of resources to provide electricity for homes, to educate people, to manufacture goods, and to defend our territory.
Every civilization — East and West — organized itself around these two principles.
Supercomputers, electrical grids, telephone wiring, hospitals, universities and aircraft carriers were built.
Across the world, people organizing together and working towards common goals created a huge leap in quality of life.
Back then, we also needed politics, republics and democracies to help sort out the direction society would take.
But that was then, and this is now.
You’re reading this on a supercomputer.
A fraction of the power that fits in your pocket would have filled a warehouse just decades ago.
With the click of a button or a voice command, you have access to the same books and experts as at a university.
In a few years time, you’ll be able to add a coat of finish to your house that transfer sunshine into energy to power your home.
With a 3D printer, you can manufacture household goods, toys, and even weapons.
Those things you can’t print?
Soon you’ll be able to have them delivered to your house via drone in minutes.
Some of those same drones will also be fighting wars. One man will oversee deployment for thousands of drones.
These changes keep happening.
We see their side effects all the time. Corporations from the old order collapse. Apple and Google rise.
Every idea has a “use by” date and the technological clock is ticking for collectivism.
What happens when we no longer need each other?