Nick Bostrom wrote:
> Thanks for the continuing contributions to the FAQ. For this section
> I have made some answer-suggestions for some of the questions myself.
> After this one, we will have two more sections to do.
> SOCIETY AND POLITICS
> Can people around the world and their leaders
> muster enough foresight and cooperation to pass and enforce
> international agreements that will prevent hostile military
> applications? Or at least delay them until effective defence systems
> have been developed? Nobody knows, but our survival might depend on
True. Nobody knows, but I suspect that at that point the nation state will be relatively powerless if not gone.
"The future is disorder. A door like this has cracked open
five or six times since we got up on our hind legs. It
is the best possible time to be alive, when almost everything
you thought you knew is wrong."
Tom Stoppard, _Arcadia_
[Opening quote page in the book _The Sovereign Individual_ by James Dale Davidson and William Rees-Mogg, 1997.]...