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Imagine No Countries: The Singularity and Politics

We already have a one-world culture. Information flows around the world. We reach a consensus on different issues through this very rapid, decentralized information flow.  So already governments are less important. 

There’s trillions of dollars of commerce on the Web, which has no concept of national boundaries.  The economy is a one-world economy. Look at the recession we had. Every industry in every country was affected within a week in October, 2008.  So it is one unified world. I think you will see that reflected in agreements and in new institutions, but the reality is there ahead of any institutional changes.

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