49 coming down the pike, and we’ve men- tioned it before in terms of technologies and how they’re going to transition from 2.0 to 3.0: Robotics in the home. There are already little robot vacuums that you can buy that will clean up your home. The problem is that some of these technologies have already been shown to have little hidden cameras and things, and they map your home. So you want to be very careful about these technologies and bringing them into your home. They are going to happen sooner or later. The other thing is that if you’re concerned about your personal information getting into the databanks, there are other alter- natives to search engines on the computer to use other than Google. There is a search engine that I use called DuckDuckGo. Fitts: I use DuckDuckGo, but I’m proto- typing Brave, which is a new browser. Farrell: Just avoid using the big names that we know are spying on us. It could be that these things are, too, but by moving our business away from those platforms, you are already sending a signal. I think that those things are very important for people to do and be aware of. The robotics in the home is a big thing, and the other big thing that is coming down the pike – and we’ve talked about this – is 3D printing. I’m actually enthused about that because, what it will allow people to do is replace parts and make it yourself, which I am experimenting with already. I think that is something that people need to study. There are all sorts of things that people can do to make good use of this technology and not be subservient to the multinational corporations. Fitts: Here was the story that, in my opinion, personified the first part of your message – the warning part. To the extent that you incorporate digital technology into different applications and appliances and pieces of hardware around your house, it’s a two-way street. There was a great article a couple of years ago about how, when you signed the terms and conditions of Samsung, you are basi- cally giving them permission to watch you and record you. My favorite one in the 3rd Quarter was the warning by an expert that your sex robot could be hacked and turned into an assassin. Farrell: Your sex robot – how sick can you possibly be? Fitts: Can you imagine? Essentially, the world has been so worked over and wea- ponized by the intelligence agencies that now the only way you feel safe having sex, is not with a human, but with a robot. If the population is weaponized, then you can’t afford to have sex with anybody in the population. So you spend $10,000 getting a robot and your robot gets hacked and kills you. That has to be the saddest story. Farrell: It is, and it conjures up all sorts of images that I don’t want to go to, but seriously, you’re right. Fitts: It’s the complete end of intimacy, even robotic intimacy. Farrell: It’s over, folks. Fitts: With that, I want to discuss the Peace of Westphalia. That is a perfect dovetail into the Peace of Westphalia. You and I started talking about this about a year or two ago, and it’s finally beginning to sink in. The Peace of Westphalia, among other things, was in 1648. It established the practice that physical control – force – was a monopoly of a sovereign government within that place. So if you’re in any place on the planet, the only person who has a monopoly on force and can use force with- in that place is the sovereign government overseeing that place. With the exception of many wars that we all know about, it’s been a remarkably stable governance structure for more than 400 years. Now what we’re watching is that within a 20-30 year period of time – thank you, George Bush and Dick Cheney, and I take this back to giving the CIA control of the hidden system of finance – you’ve put the intelligence agencies in charge of the biggest secret bank in the world, and you have created a situation where you have really torn up and shredded the Peace of Westphalia without even a discussion. You have financed all of these private corporations creating mercenary armies, and now with cryptocurrencies, you’ve fi- nanced enormous waves of hacking armies. So whether it’s cyber armies or physical armies, you have shredded and torn up the Peace of Westphalia without even a discussion or a mentioning of it. It’s quite remarkable. Farrell: We’re probably going to return to this in Part II. The Peace of Westphalia is actually a series of seven or eight treaties. It ended the 30 Years’ War – the wars of religion in Europe. Fundamentally, the principal of Westphalia was that if you were in a country or what have you that the sovereign was Catholic, then he had to re- spect and obey equal application of the law to his Protestant subjects, and vice-versa. If you were in a country that had a Protestant sovereign, he had to obey the law and apply it equally to Catholic subjects. That was essentially the peace. What the Peace of Westphalia did was enshrined the idea of the sovereignty of law and the equal application thereof. In other words, it was a crucial development in European jurisprudence on the way to what became in this country, the equal applica- tion of law, freedom of religion, etc. It was a set of treaties that also enshrined something other, and that was the sover- eignty of the nation state, which ultimately becomes the sovereignty of the states and individuals in this country. What we see now – and what disturbs me – is that, to a certain extent, you’ve seen emerge in the last 100 years or so three dif- ferent types of things emerge. All of them are non-state actors. First of all, you pointed out last night when we were talking about all of this, the bureaucracies of this government alone, but you can pick any government on the face of the planet and they would probably have the same thing. You have the bureau- cracies of this country, which are acting as sovereign entities, which have a different point of view than other bureaucracies of the same government. Fitts: Right, and they all have weapons and the ability to use them.