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Brent Jessop
Knowledge Driven
Tuesday January 22, 2008

„I do not believe that dictatorship is a lasting form of scientific society – unless (but this proviso is important) it can become world-wide.“- Bertrand Russell, 1952 (p67)

According to Bertrand Russell’s 1952 book The Impact of Science on Society* empires of the past were unable to sustain their control over ever distant regions of their dominion mostly due to the difficulty of maintaining effective centralized control over the actions of their subordinates. Scientific technique has removed this limitation. The only remaining obstacle to the creation of a truly worldwide empire is the establishment of a unifying principle to replace the fear of war. (mehr …)