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To expect the world to "evolve" into some other utopian system is a very optimistic position, given that this is how things have been for several thousand years, with a few minor exceptions. There are plenty of current and historical examples to draw from.
My take on it is that we have been living, for the past 100 years or so in the U.S. and the past 60 or so in Europe, in a bubble situation where representative democracy worked pretty well. If the bubble doesn't burst it will be pretty surprising.
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