This is a story about stevedores of the world. No land too isolated, no climate too hostile and no sea too remote - to be left unexplored. The insatiable hunger to feed the machines of technocrazy isn’t restricted to robots or androids. Nay, it’s core tool is foreign policy. The world turns on money. Oil is the prevailing fuel that burns the engines of commerce. Computer networks may be the controller, information data the pertinent valued commodity, but oil is still the indispensable ingredient. Or so we are told for the foreseeable future.
Read the entire essay from the Global Gulag archives