How do we know government is getting weaker? Because it is sustained by central bank counterfeiting and debt, and the lies of state sycophants. How long can massive fraud last? The whole apparatus of government — a bandit gang writ large, in Rothbard's famous depiction — is an affront to civilization and human dignity. Yet it's the absence of government — anarchy — that we're supposed to avoid at all costs. We're avoiding it, all right, and we're paying dearly for it.
Meanwhile, a quiet revolution is ongoing that almost no one seems to understand, yet is talked about incessantly: The rising power of technology. Without asking our permission, technology is taking us down the path to anarchy. How is this so?
Technology today is climbing up the curve of the exponential but if you look at any one point it appears linear. In our day-to-day lives we are looking at points, seeing incremental improvements but nothing that would suggest radical innovation. Yet it happens. We see magic but consider it mundane. We have smartphones that can transmit live video from around the world, and say "So what?" We read about a young programmer who builds a self-driving car in his garage, and say "Huh." We need to step back and look at the trend to see where all this is going.