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A very interesting Marxist/materialist analysis of historical change.  However I'm not so sure about the the Marxist tendency to see a utopia over the next revolutionary hill.  That things will change is an historical inevitability, and the internet certainly marks a revolutionary technological change with huge potential for engendering and enabling social and economic change.  But historically, material scarcity, whether it be for lebensraum, capital/plunder, or manpower has resulted in wars of conquest/subjugation, and I'm not sure that reality has changed.  It just has the potential to move up to an entirely different level.

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