LATELY — 25 January 2007

Future Monoculture

I saw some su­per­fi­cial anti-globalisation ad re­cently which whined that glob­al­i­sa­tion was bad because it’ll mean that we all end up liking (a.k.a. “buying) the same movies, soft drinks, burgers, etc. which got me think­ing … is there any sci-fi vision of our space-travelling future where the people of Earth are not united and/or ruled by the same government? A nec­es­sary pre­con­di­tion for space travel seems to be the elim­i­na­tion of all conflict, and the es­tab­lish­ment of a mono­cul­ture on Earth.