James writes for change (spare or otherwise). In Star Wars they can destroy entire planets with lasers but still have slaves on Tattoine. The US military is developing laser sound to startle enemies but has the highest inequality rate in the world. This is a mindless direction to go in. A huge portion of GDP should be dedicated to public technological research and development. The aim would be a sustainable technological revolution where human necessity is automated. This would facilitate economic and creative activity like never before. No longer would ordinary people be forced to work for pennies just to survive. True freedom could be unleashed. The economic systems of the past have handed us all the tools we need. It's time to move on.