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Originally posted by outlier
1) Multiplicity of Voices
There are found so many "intellectuals" saying so many things. This may result in a total intellectual chaos.
2) Complicated Technologies and Solutions
Over-sophistication can make it difficult for people to grasp and utilize new technologies or make mistakes more frequent in their application.
3) Central Control Becomes More Difficult
When you have so many "sophisticated assets", central management becomes almost impossible. By sophisticated assets, I mean everything related to national sophistication such as scientists, political groups, engineers etc. Central management can be crucial especially when it comes to issues like national security.
4) Increase in Vulnerabilities
When you increase the number of your sophisticated assets, your vulnerabilities will increase in a direct manner, as every asset is also a vulnerability.
For example, theoratically it is much easier to steal nuclear secrets from a nation with 100 nuclear scientists as compared to one that has only 10. Let us remember that almost every "nuclear nation" has acquired this technology from US through some way.
5) Over-Sensitivity or Paranoia
An over-sophisticated system or a collection of systems can be affected through much greater number of factors as compared to a much crude one. Thus, there are a greater number of developments that Americans need to be concerned with. As the number of developments increase, so will do the number of developments that can be summed as "bad news". This can range from terror attacks to fluctuation of Chinese currency to anything that comes to your mind. A society that is constantly fed with constant influx of these "bad news" may lose hope and turn insensitive to the developments or may become more sensitive or even paranoid.
Well, I tried to do some brain-storming and I will appreciate if you can contribute to this discussion.