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Comment Re:Good. Hope this keeps up (Score 1) 712

Sorry no, but it won't change until there is some key technological or cultural revolution on the scale of the (first) American Revolution. Power is never taken away gradually. Something like First Contact, Free Energy(Cheap Nuclear Fusion, Antimatter, whatever), or the gates of hell suddenly opening up would probably do it. Okay maybe not that last one unless it completely destroyed all forms of government entirely. A massive Nuclear Incident (Say, 1+ Megatons going off anonymously in Moscow/London/New York) would most likely instill marshal law in most countries. This could eventually lead to complete civil revolt. It's hard to say really, speculation is all the rage!

"I've finally learned what `upward compatible' means. It means we get to keep all our old mistakes." -- Dennie van Tassel