Anarchism and the Black Ball Part IV

Previously I talked about the many shortcomings of the state as a method of containing black ball technologies; technologies that are both dangerous and easily replicable enough to endanger human survival. The state lacks the incentives to care about protecting society as a whole, is structured in a way that prevents fast and accurate decision … Continue reading Anarchism and the Black Ball Part IV

Anarchism and the Black Ball Part III

In parts one and two I talked about the way the structure of the state, or any authoritarian hierarchy, allows for corruption and hinders good faith attempts to protect humanity from black ball technologies; technologies that are both so destructive and so easy to replicate that they become an existential threat to the human race. … Continue reading Anarchism and the Black Ball Part III

Anarchism and the Black Ball Part II

In part one I talked about the problems of expecting a powerful state to have any interest in protecting humanity from black ball technologies; technologies so dangerous and easily replicated that they could rapidly lead to our extinction. In this post I will look at how, even if a state did care about this problem, … Continue reading Anarchism and the Black Ball Part II

Anarchism and the Black Ball Part I

William Nava has posed an important question about the ability of anarchism to deal with “black ball” technologies. As Nava puts it, a black ball technology is a technology that: ...if anyone discovered this technology, it is almost certain that humanity would suffer a catastrophic, possibly species-annihilating, event within a very short span of time, … Continue reading Anarchism and the Black Ball Part I