Between one breath and the next they had ended the world. Maybe they had even ended the war.
— Ruth Lampi and Jessica Van Oort, in “Unto the Interface” from Foreshadows: The Ghosts of Zero
What happens when society begins to fracture—not along political fault lines, but through seismic shifts in technology compounded by corporate malfeasance? What happens when incompetent governments stumble in the chaos, and disillusioned citizens give their loyalty to their employers instead? In the upheaval, will rampant libertarianism bleed into anarchy?
Is this the future? Can this be our future?