game planet

“This is a game planet. All games are hostile and basically there is only one game, and that game is war. Research into altered states of consciousness – which might result in a viewpoint from which the game itself is called into question – is inexorably drawn into the game. One of the rules of this game is that there cannot be final victory, since that would be the end of the war game. Every player must believe in final victory and endeavor to attain final victory with all his resources. In consequence all existing technologies are directed towards producing total weapons that could end the game by killing all players. Is there any way out of this impasse of national security? Certainly a prerequisite for any solution would be for all countries to put all their top secrets right on the table”

William_S._Burroughs; The Adding Machine
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