Thursday, 26 November 2015

What are the limits....?

One of the key aspects of New Hades and the world it inhabits is the visible lack of oversight by institutions. The United Nations are gone, and so are most of the nations that composed it. The Corps have moved into this ecological niche, but capitalism being what it is, ultimately, unless you live in a place with a severe and proper policing system and/or governmental structure, you can do pretty much whatever you want.

I expect this would be generally a bad idea, as technology without oversight is a recipe for disaster. The solution for this, I believe is dual: a) people are pretty sure that another War will wipe out humanity, so everyone is playing nice, and b) the Corps hate each other so very very much. Sure, so you found a nameless rock in the middle of the Asteroid Belt and are there developing killer nanobots. You need parts, life support, equipment. A few people will know where you are, and the Corps have ears EVERYWHERE.

The old saying Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? asks 'Who will watch the watchman? I postulate that if the thieves are watching each other like hawks, one might not even need watchman....

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