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If you are an ultra-rich oil baron for whom petroleum is the basis of all your wealth and poweryou are going to fight the solar power industry like you were a cornered wolverine.
Just try to find a CEOs of telephone-directories, newspaper, encyclopedia, and magazine publishers who has anything nice to say about the advent of the internet.
All of those publishers are rapidly going bankrupt. Such powerful people want the status quo antethank you very much. Not for deep-seated psychological reasons, it is just about the money.
They will use every tool at their disposal. Everything from buying all the rights to the tech and supressing it, to forcing their bribed politicians to pass laws outlawing the disruptive technology. Remember all those urban legends about the guy who invented an automobile that would run on water, and how they mysteriously vanished never to be seen again?
Most likely a legend, but doesn't it seem all too possible that a corporation would be sending a stealth team of elite assasins to kill the researchers developing the technology and burn all the research notes? On the other hand there are 'powerful people' wannabes who hope to seize power by exploiting a new disruptive technology.
They are more or less at war with the status quo group. Let alone any corporation who have made their profits skyrocket by utilizing this new thing called "the internet.
Indeed, the oil industry's fight against solar power was predicted in Robert Heinlein's short story " Let There Be Light " On a cynical note, Heinlein made a time-line to place all his stories and characters on. In the story the two protagonists Douglas and Martin prevail over the Power Syndicate.
On the time-line I noticed that Douglas and Martin died on the same day. I suspect that they were assasinated in revenge by the Power Syndicate. Another science fiction example of disruptive technology used to destroy a corrupt establishment can be found in Gilpin's Space by Reginald Bretnor.
He mounts it on a submarine and has instant starship. Then he and the submarine depart for parts unknown.
This makes the totalitarian government very unhappy. They want to use this technology, they do not want citizens getting their hands on it. Makes it far to easy to escape the totalitarian state. Then they find out that Gilpin has mailed blueprints of the gadget to quite a few people.
A scifi Maguffin that destroys a corrupt government and frees the oppressed people is a very libertarian idea. Just keep in mind the drawbacks of libertarianism.
Ignorance, disease, poverty and fear had virtually ceased to exist. The memory of war was fading into the past as a nightmare vanishes with the dawn; soon it would lie outside the experience of all living men. With the energies of mankind directed into constructive channels, the face of the world had been remade.
It was, almost literally, a new world. The cities that had been good enough for earlier generations had been rebuilt-or deserted and left as museum specimens when they had ceased to serve any useful purpose.
Many cities had already been abandoned in this manner, for the whole pattern of industry and commerce had changed completely. Production had become largely automatic; the robot factories poured forth consumer goods in such unending streams that all the ordinary necessities of life were virtually free.This article may be in need of reorganization to comply with Wikipedia's layout guidelines.
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The manga, which was released in Japan from to and adapts the first game again, without the drastic alterations of the TV series. Most of it has been released. TECHNOLOGY LEVELS A useful concept in science fiction gaming is the technology level (or “tech level”), denoting what a given world or society can create or do, technologically.