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Empires that bounce back

A wonderful writers’ group I’m part of recently started discussing civilization. There were many sub-discussions, but one thing struck my interest: someone pointed out that our civilization, unlike any that has gone before is global, networked across the entire planet. And thus, how it might fall cannot be predicted from studying past empires, which were just isolated pockets without the network effects.

A new Lord of the Rings?

So Jeff Bezos tweeted about Amazon doing a LOTR TV series. Rumors and reports put the acquisition price between $200 million and $250 million. The studio, in a statement, said that they wanted to...