Through the complex alchemy of psychology and probability, the more power is heavily concentrated, and the greater the abstraction between the individual and the social whole, the more that can and will eventually go wrong. Smaller, but not too small, is probably the sociopolitical sweet spot for human beings, with a non-hierarchical cooperative framework between these communities. Insofar as the broad human social future can be engineered, this is probably the most sustainable, peaceful route.

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