Read more on this subject: r3VOLution Continues
Feature Article by Paul Rosenberg
The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.
– Princess Leia, Star Wars
Assange, Ulbricht, Manning, Snowden… we've seen a slow stream of revolutionaries over the past decade or so, a few of whom became well-known. More will be coming.
The reason I'm sure of this is that the two forces driving it are increasing:
On one hand, humanity is becoming better. You'll never believe that if you watch "the news," but out here in the real world humans are slowly improving. I'm tempted to say that I'd like the progress to be a bit more rapid, but the truth is that recent progress has sometimes been faster than I expected.
On the other hand, elite control, empowered by the internet's parasitic "free stuff" model, has bypassed all known limits and is riding the numbness and compliance of the past few generations into new territory.
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