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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: anonentity
The question has got to be asked, "What is Civilisation all about?"
Control. Thats why they gather people all together into 'cities' , making them dependent upon the system, so they can profit.
You know? Little village is well-situated near a river delta (sewage, water, fertility) and population starts growing. Turns into a large village and grows into a town. The 'big man' or tribal chief can't manage the numbers and needs more muscle. Laws and practices arise to deal with social and financial issues.
You load sixteen tons, what do you get?
Another day older and deeper in debt
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store
originally posted by: anonentity
a reply to: intrptr
So the centralisation of power is a force that would grow exponentially, it has to under this scenario.The system speeds up like a snowball gathering momentum, what fuels it is the space to expand.The moment it doesn't it has to eat itself.