Science, in as where it is really, 20 years in front of where it is supposed to be or so it feels - science is working with a lot of mean gadgets now. No weapons of assault, but weapons of theft.
Nothing you can do about it at large. Its like taxes on your soul.
Cant defat it except by the most weird instruments, runes and gadgets.
Well, its all just a selection mechanism. Those with the strongest integrity survive.
Sean Connery: "Greatest structural integrity."