Two Possible Paths: The Great Parting of Ways
We are convinced that the twenty-first century will be one marked by confrontation between public authorities—states, political unions, regions, even cities—and the major private stakeholders of the ongoing technological revolution, of which the new digital world is only a very first step. Who will carry off the victory: the genetic engineering companies or the states? Nobody can predict that today. However, what is certain is that those stakeholders will produce one of two possible societies: two worlds, which look almost nothing like each other. This chapter will explore those two possible scenarios.
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