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They have much too rosy an idea of the future. Nuclear war is actually the only thing that will save them! By that time countries will be their own separate cyber-Fascist states, actually cooperating with each other to keep their citizens, by that time implanted with chips in their brains and connected to the central Net, in line. Oh, by the way, they won't be forced to have the chips implanted, they'll willingly line up for it! So they can get their Dominos Pizza, and Amazon deliveries, and Google Map directions all with a thought! Or so they'll be told. Besides, the asymmetry in computing power between the rulers and the enslaved will be laughable. The government will have even (more) powerful quantum based machines. Cobbled together 48K Z80 machines will be insignificant. If they're even tolerated. Which they won't be...

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