Everyday we progress exponentially along the knowledge curve implementing improved technology to manifest greater power. That power comes in the form of energy, information and control as manifested through individual and group behaviors.
As a former chief analyst for one of Europe's most advanced research labs and an anthropologist I pose this question.
More power to ever smaller groups can mean more risk to everyone, what should we do at the group social level?
I don't have answers, but these are profound and looming questions. Here is a video or War power. I have posited since 1990 that applied biological technology will pose as many profound challenges as anything we have yet encountered. Yes this is Bob Merton, he the maker of small fortunes from large one who blew up LTCM. He has led some of the most expensive lessons in convexity exposure and Gamma risk ever. Please god, for the sake of the children keep him away from systemically large amounts of leverage :).