Posted by Darren Peech on September 13, 19101 at 01:09:03:
In the introduction it is stated...
No feudalist space-empires
Many sf scenarios have been based on the vision of galactic empires ...But most of these ideas are utterly ridiculous given the assumptions of the setting - it is hard to create a static, rigid society when there are spaceships, computers and all the technology necessary to keep such systems running. Information wants to be free, and the laws of economics suggest that even the strongest monopoly will be unstable in the long run. A true galactic empire would be completely different from every political system we have seen so far. ...
I currently work in Saudi Arabia and it is a repressive society with all the modern wonders. Information here is controlled and highly censored along with almost every other part of life. Using this as an example is it so far fetched to have a space empire in the future?
Looking forward to your comments.
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